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My Unbelieving Spouse

I recently saw the movie "A Case for Christ" about Lee and Leslie Strobel. I had read the book several times and it is one of my recommendations for couples who struggle when one is a Christian and the other does not believe. The book is great and I thought the movie was even better (I'm biased, I know). I won't spoil it but the Strobel's story takes them from atheistic in...

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Damn the prosperity gospel

Damn the prosperity gospel. I have seen its terrible influence on five continents as I've traveled to serve people around the world and share the gospel. It is one of America's deadliest exports. Jesus did not suffer and die so you could have your best life now. Stay far far away from any church that teaches prosperity, health, wealth, and happiness as a result of followin...

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Hypocrisy in the Church

One of the biggest complaints that we hear, or have, about the church is that it is full of hyprocites. R.C. Sproul does a great job addressing hypocrisy in this excerpt from his commentary on John.  Why did Jesus curse the fig tree in Mark 11? Jesus, among other things, was a prophet. One of the most graphic forms of prophetic communication in the Old Testame...

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The church as a super-natural community

I had an excellent conversation this week with a friend about the many levels of relationship we all experience. Think about all of your layers of relationship: there's family, marriage, kids, friends, co-workers, neighbors, business, school, hobby friends, and church relationships. I think it's fair to say that it's hard to experience "maximum relationship satisfaction" i...

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WHY DID JESUS SAY IT'S HARD FOR THE RICH TO BE SAVED?

Can a rich person be saved? Should a Christ-follower seek wealth? It's a heart issue. Randy Alcorn's book, "Money, Possessions, and Eternity" helps us to understand the truth about money, materialism, and idolatry... "Note the self-destructive nature of money love. It’s a life of self-mutilation in which we repeatedly pierce ourselves with grief after grief. The g...

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CULTURALLY CHRISTIAN? OR ACTUALLY A CHRIST-FOLLOWER?

Sometimes the truth stings a little bit! I recently read this post and, like iron that sharpens another piece of iron (Proverbs 27:17), I felt sharper. This post touched me... actually it hit me... well, it was more like being punched in the face... over and over again:) Honestly, the point of the blog was not to make us feel guilty - that doesn't give life but actually r...

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THE LOSS OF "CHRISTENDOM" IS A GOOD THING...

Christendom" (when culture and Christianity are largely in sync) is over in America. And that's a good thing for the church and a good thing for the culture. One of the most destructive historical events for the church was its legalization and state sanctioning by Constantine in the 4th century. All of a sudden there was an enormous influx of non-Christians bringing lots o...

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RESPONSE TO THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION TO REDEFINE MARRIAGE

Love that denies the truths of the Bible is not love, but truths of the Bible without love isn't love either. May the love of Christ control you and may He love others through your words and your actions (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). ...

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