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Divorce & Gay Marriage In The Church

Recently, my friend Dave wrote to me about divorce and gay marriage. He wanted to know why churches accept the divorced (though God hates divorce) but don’t accept gay marriage. … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love Is Not A Valid Excuse For Sin

Love is often used in the same breadth with judge, as in we should not judge, but just love people. But, biblically speaking, we are unable to love without making … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Coming Christian Persecution

The institutionalization of sin always results in the persecution of those who hold that sin as destructive. Rome had institutionalized murder in the gladiatorial games. Christians were often thrown to … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is America Doomed?

Conservatives have been arguing for years that America is faltering and may soon be lost if we do not readopt the values our society once held. “America,” they say, “is … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Becoming A Person Who Has Peace

Do you have peace in your life? Do you know what real peace is? When people say they “have peace” about something it usually means that they feel good about … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Is God’s Wonderful Plan For My Life?

“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” “Oh yeah? Says who?” A suffering person asked. “Where is God’s wonderful plan when I have cancer?” The person … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Being Fat

I’m fat. I wasn’t always like this. When I got married at 23 I weighed 128 pounds and had a 28-inch waist. Now I weigh 228 and have a 38-inch … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Refute The Resurrection. I Dare You

Christianity stands or falls on the identity of, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you want to demonstrate that Jesus is not the Son of God or that his message … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Answer To Suffering No One Wants To Hear

Recently I’ve watched a few videos about children and families that have been driven from their homes by ISIS in fear of their lives. In the process they have lost … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ten Commandments Was Not New Information

In a recent Facebook post I asked the question, “How could Cain be guilty of murder when there was no law against murder?” A few people answered the challenge, but … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Would Jesus Go For The Headshot?

I recently repurchased, at a very low rate, a couple of old PC games that I used to play years ago. The games were first person shooters. I used to … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Your Second Most Important Possession

Do you know what your first, most important possession is? The Bible tells us it is wisdom (Proverbs 4:7). But do you know what your second most important possession is? I’d … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jenner Redux: A Primer On Self-Identity

This will be my final comments on the ever saddening Bruce Jenner story. But my comments are not made about Jenner’s experience, but rather his claim, among other transgenders, that … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bruce Jenner’s Non-Transformation

Bruce Jenner has become a woman. Well, not really. But he sure looks like one on the Vanity Fair cover, doesn’t he? I don’t want to rehash what Jenner has … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Missing From The Bible. Nine Things Jesus Never Said

In modern day language, here are nine things Jesus never said. (1) I am God (2) I created the universe (3) I am higher than the government (4) Worship me … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Extreme Faith: Who Has EVER Moved A Mountain?

The Prosperity movement makes some remarkable claims about the Christian’s ability to experience supernatural living. By supernatural living is meant supernatural abilities or events such as moving mountains, walking on … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Buddhism & Christianity Are Not Compatible. Here’s Why

While reviewing some information about Buddhism this week I ran across an article advocating for cooperative efforts between Buddhists and Christians. The author of the article, the late Bhikkhu Buddhasdasa, … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

How To Recognize A False Religion

If you’ve ever been confronted by a Mormon at your door, or spent time listening to a Buddhist talk about enlightenment, or sat in a church service of progressives, then … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment
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