Tag Archives: Culture

Geocentrists Still Exist

I am re-reading a book by one of my former seminary professors.  The book is Don’t Stop Believing and it deals with how Christian belief and action go together. In chapter one, the author makes the point that the more we … Continue reading

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If you could ask God for one thing…

I am preparing a sermon and need your input.  All you have to do is respond to the following question: “If you could ask God for one thing (and only one thing), what would you ask for?” Leave your response … 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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What is True Martyrdom?

I found an insightful story from Forbes.com on the true meaning of martyrdom.  The article looks at the very different religious commitments of a Muslim and a Christian.  Here is an excerpt: This past Christmas Day brought us the stories … Continue reading

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If you are not familiar with D. A. Carson, you should be

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  He has written over 50 books and is perhaps the finest New Testament scholar around.  If you are not familiar with his work, you should be, especially if … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom around the World

We often take for granted the religious freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  We assume that others around the world have the same freedoms that we do.  However, a new Pew Forum study may help us gain a better … Continue reading

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Feel free to mix your religions. It’s the American way.

An interesting article appeared in Reuters today.  It shows some eye-opening statistics concerning American religious belief.  Have a read and then let me know what you think. DALLAS (Reuters Life!) – Although most Americans are Christian and many are devout … 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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