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When Does Sin Look Like Freedom?

Confronting sin in your own life is difficult. It can be even more difficult if there are competing views about what is profitable for the faith. However, I’ve seen many Christians allow their determination of sin to be based on their perception of guilt resulting from that sin. We sometimes try to justify behaviors that […]

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Double Minded

One of my favorite passages in scripture is the Doxology of the book of Jude. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before […]

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How Does a Loving/Good God Doom People to Hell?

Asking good questions is the foundation of the learning process. The form in which a question comes is as important as the answer that is given, because the question can reveal some assumptions and expectations of the questioner. To simply answer a question without first recognizing the questioner as a real person with a real […]

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I Quit Going to Church and I Couldn’t Be Happier

Debates surrounding the validity of church membership/attendance have raged for as long as there has been a building designated for worship. However, the question about attendance/membership is a silly conversation until you correctly define the term, “Church.” As a believer, and even as a minister, I had intellectually addressed the idea of church attendance, and […]

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What To Do When Your Friend is Grieving

The loss of a loved one is an event for which we can never be prepared. Regardless of the timeline, or circumstances surrounding the passing of someone we care deeply for, the process of grief is both common and unique. In so many ways, our grief will walk us through a variety of stages that […]

Sometimes We’ve Got to Actually Stir

Matt Chandler is one of the better-known Christian communicators today, and does an excellent job of answering the question of, “What do I do when I don’t feel God moving?” I can’t really say how many times I’ve been asked a variation of this question, but the reality is, nearly all of us struggle at […]

Follow Me As I Follow Christ

Follow Me As I Follow Christ

As the Apostle Paul was writing to the church in Corinth, he told them to follow him as he followed Christ. This is not a verse that is veiled in interpretation, it is a straight-forward command that encourages a group of young believers to follow their primary teacher. Even though there is no way for […]

Downsize Me

My wife and I recently made the decision to list our home on the market. We have lived in this home for almost 5 years, but with her being pregnant with their second child, we have begun to think more about the investment we are making in our children. It wasn’t that long ago when […]

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Why the Church Should Be Outraged by Hate Crimes

A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime, often violent, which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group. View Source I don’t really remember the first time I heard the term “Hate Crime” but I have […]

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3 Practices of Good Decision Making

It is said that our God works in mysterious ways, and my experience has certainly confirmed that, but Satan is not so mysterious. He is quite obvious in fact; the problem is that we’ve really stopped looking for him altogether. Many of us have simply neglected the reality of Satan in our everyday lives. We’ve […]