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On Christian living and engaging the culture ––– spiritual growth, life issues, family matters, moral/pastoral theology, practical application, and more.

Peter and the Hour of Prayer

Peter delivers a powerful sermon at just the right time and in just the right way.

Peter and the Hour of Prayer

Peter delivers a powerful sermon at just the right time and in just the right way.

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In Acts 3 Luke records how Peter and John, while on their way up to the Temple, met a man who had been lame from birth. Though money was what this beggar was expecting from them, on this day he received the unexpected. Simon Peter,
Did Satan Really Say? Part 2

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the need for humility.

Did Satan Really Say? Part 2

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the need for humility.

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I do not doubt that the upsurge of empirical certainty in the West has had some effect in misunderstanding the depth of presumption in how we believe, where naturalism reigns supreme and, so, empirical facts are the only true facts – a deception in its
Did Satan Really Say?

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the danger of presumption.

Did Satan Really Say?

Understanding the depth of deception and how to defend against it–––the danger of presumption.

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It is an easy thing nowadays to take for granted just how dangerously complex a lie truly is. Whether it is subtle or subliminal, or as plain as the high noon sun, a lie is never quite so simple. It is conventional to reduce a
Divine Genocide & Moral Necessity

Countering accusations against God’s moral character on account of the Conquest.

Divine Genocide & Moral Necessity

Countering accusations against God’s moral character on account of the Conquest.

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The exploits of Deuteronomy and conquest of Joshua no doubt raise a few eyebrows for newcomers to the faith, doubters, cynics, and even longtime Christians, where accusations and questions of God’s moral character abound. Underneath these accounts of bloodshed, there is at first glance, a
Freedom Fighters

Have Evangelicals forgotten what freedom truly means?

Freedom Fighters

Have Evangelicals forgotten what freedom truly means?

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Freedom cannot be measured. Equality cannot be weighed. Justice cannot be found wanting. Such priceless virtues of a Christian conscience are, indeed, pillars of democracy, political expressions shadowing a spiritual reality, a reflection of God’s impartiality toward all people (Matthew 5:43-48). While I maintain the
Flying Saucers & Spaghetti Monsters

A quick crackdown on New Atheism, Scientism, Naturalism, and the usual suspects.

Flying Saucers & Spaghetti Monsters

A quick crackdown on New Atheism, Scientism, Naturalism, and the usual suspects.

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Over recent decades, New Atheism evolved from a small elite group of militant anti-theists known as the Four Horsemen of Atheism – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins – into a broad sweeping social attitude, a spirit even, characterized by its “reasonable” rebellion
The Origins War

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

The Origins War

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

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There are many points of contention, to put it gently, between Creationists and Evolutionists: How science should interpret or illuminate Scripture; Big Bang cosmology and the beginning of the material universe; age of the earth or length of days in creation; gradual formation of intended
Humble Bread

Humble Bread

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In modern Western culture, much ado has been made about what we should be eating. This privileged conundrum has given us countless books, blogs, movements and lifestyles all in the name of self-betterment. This is what can happen when we stop worrying about starvation; we