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The Church Bully

I just came across an insightful post from Thom Rainer. In his post, Rainer lists nine common characteristics of what he labels “church bullies”. Read through the points below. Have you ever had to deal with a church bully? Have … Continue reading

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Who Are the Covenant People of God?

Ok, help me understand something. I often hear fellow Christians speak of Israel as God’s covenant people. I understand that God made a covenant with Israel at Mount Sinai. We refer to it as the Mosaic Covenant. However, in the … Continue reading

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Discounted eBooks from The Gospel Coalition 2015

If you are interested in The Gospel Coalition, you will probably be interested in some of the ebooks that are on sale during the conference. Gospelebooks.net has a listing of all of the special deals. Many of these titles are … Continue reading

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The 15 Year Plan

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that it is my goal to write through the Bible before I die. Well, it may surprise you that I had not actually calculated how long it would take if I continue to write … Continue reading

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Pastor Halts Gay Funeral: Some Observations

A pastor in Colorado halted the funeral of a gay woman that was taking place in the church where he serves and, according to Yahoo Parenting, there are many people upset. Click here for the article. Apparently, the reason for … Continue reading

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The NET Bible: A Great Free Resource for Serious Study

There are many study Bibles available and many of them are very good. I have a few that I like to recommend to people who are wanting to gain a better understanding of Scripture. However, there is one study Bible … Continue reading

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We Live in a “Merry Christmas” World

So here is an article about a guy who got upset when someone wished him a Merry Christmas. He let himself get so upset that he eventually got kicked off an airplane. The man’s reason for getting upset: he does … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Bible or the Author of the Bible?

Um, this came across my Facebook feed today and lots of people liked it. Why? I have no idea. The statement on the photo creates a false dichotomy between knowing the Bible and knowing God. It champions the second and … Continue reading

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The Doubly Offensive Jesus

Trevin Wax has written an article titled Give Me the Doubly Offensive Jesus, Please. The article appears at The Gospel Coalition’s website. You should take the time to read it. While you are at it, you may find Trevin’s other articles useful as … Continue reading

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Prosperity: It’s Another Gospel

In a recent sermon series on 1 Peter, I commented that I believe prosperity theology (a.k.a. “health and wealth”, “name it and claim it”, “word of faith”, etc.) is one of the greatest opponents of true Christianity in the world … Continue reading

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