Tag Archives: Church

Free Book from John MacArthur

Okay, so I have not posted in a few weeks.  I realize that this is no way to maintain my readers, so I do apologize.  I am trying to do better, but responsibilities at my new ministry take up much … Continue reading

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Defining “Missions”

A couple of days ago, a friend and former student of mine asked me for my understanding of missions.  He acknowledged that the question was a bit vague, but it was his intent to leave the question in broad terms. … Continue reading

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A New Beginning…

Tonight, my family spends its last night in Ohio.  Tomorrow morning, we load up our moving truck and head to our new ministry in a small town outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Rachel and I are very excited about what lies ahead and we … Continue reading

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How much Religious Freedom do We Have?

Today, Jeff and Marci Beagley of Oregon were each sentenced to 16 months in prison for practicing their religion.  It seems that the Beagleys and their church, Followers of Christ in Oregon City, believe in “faith healing”.  Instead of seeking traditional medical … Continue reading

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It’s good for Tiger, but not for me

Much has been written and discussed about the recent confession of Tiger Woods.  Was it sincere?  Did he do it because he was forced?  Was it just an attempt to limit the damage to his financial empire?  The debate goes on and … Continue reading

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So, why are Millennials leaving the Church?

Millennials, those 18 to 29 years old, are less likely to attend church than those in previous generations.  One may conclude that this generation is more secular than their parents and grandparents, but a recent report says this assumption is … Continue reading

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Are we better off without Sunday school?

A couple of weeks ago I was given a book to read.  The book, Already Gone, was written by Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis founder) and Britt Beemer.  It explores why so many children who are raised in the church … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 – Can Christians ever partner with unbelievers?

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 reads: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.  For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness?  Or what fellowship has light with darkness?  What accord has Christ with Belial?  Or what portion does a believer share with an … Continue reading

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Have you signed the Manhattan Declaration?

Have you / will you sign the Manhattan Declaration?  If you are not familiar with it, please take the time to read through it.  It is not very long and it is sure to be discussed a great deal in … Continue reading

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As Americans Go Hungry, Where Is The Church?

The USDA has released a report showing that 49 million Americans are short on food.  17 million of these are children.  That is an increase from 11% of Americans in 2007 to nearly 15% in 2008. It is great that … Continue reading

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