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Shroud of Turin a Fake?

Another person has weighed in on the legitimacy of the Shroud of Turin.  An Italian scientist has figured out a way to reproduce the Shroud and the image it contains using material and techniques available in the middle ages.  Scientists … Continue reading

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If you were a pastor, what would you want in a church?

First, let me start off by saying that I have not been posting much lately because I am extremely busy making arrangements for a move from California to Ohio, packing boxes at home and in my office, and wrapping up … Continue reading

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Is it ever okay to follow your own desires?

I recently submitted my resignation to the church where I currently serve as an associate pastor.  The reason?  My wife and I feel like we need to be closer to our families as we raise our daughter, who was just … Continue reading

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TNIV Bible is Being Phased Out

The TNIV (Today’s New International Version) is being phased out.  The translation, a revision of the best-selling NIV, has faced constant criticism from conservative evangelicals since its inception due to its “gender inclusive” language. Rather than continue with the TNIV, the … Continue reading

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Are Pastors Required to be Married?

This may seem like a strange post.  Some of you may wonder why I even bring such a topic up for discussion.  Well, the reason I want to discuss it is because it is an issue that has impacted me … Continue reading

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Should Protestants read the Apocrypha?

I have just started to read through the Apocrypha.  For those who are unaware, the Apocrypha is a group of books included in Catholic Bibles, but not in the 66 books of the Protestant Bible. I have to admit that … Continue reading

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PETA Wants to Save the Whales (a.k.a. Overweight Women)

Take a look at this PETA billboard.  Exactly who is PETA referring to as a whale?  Seems pretty degrading to women if you ask me. PETA’s ad claims that going vegetarian is the way to lose weight.  But that is … Continue reading

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Is the Single Life Really a Gift?

In 1 Corinthians 7:6-9, Paul tells us that it is good for a person to remain single.  In fact, he calls singleness a “gift from God.”  Why does he think singleness is such a great thing?  Paul explains his reasoning … Continue reading

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Should Christian Churches Practice Separation?

In a previous post, I gave the doctrinal position of the GARBC (General Association of Regular Baptist Churches) regarding separation and asked for your feedback.  As a reminder, here is what the doctrinal statement of the GARBC states concerning this … Continue reading

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Biblical Separation: When have we gone too far?

This is going to be a controversial post.  Some of you will wonder why it is controversial.  The topic itself does not seem to be that big of a deal.  However, I serve as a pastor in a fellowship of … Continue reading

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