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What Is Truth? Compromising For the Culture

Who better than the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to report on a conference of Anglican bishops? The BBC is satisfied that the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has brokered a compromise on one of the most controversial issues of the day, namely, which sexual expressions the churches in the Anglican Communion should countenance.

Losing Everything, What or Who is Important?

What or who is important to you? The recent devastating flood in eastern Kentucky reminds us all that life can be swept away in a moment. Hundreds of families lost everything. One family lost their house and everything in it but lost their family – four children ages less than two up through eight were swept away by the raging flood. One woman who had also lost her house and everything in the house stated she and her family were alive and that’s all that mattered.

A Call to the Church: Teaching post-Dobbs

So now it is official. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has overturned Roe v. Wade, and the legal issue of whether and how to restrict abortion has been returned to the states.

We All Face Challenges

Everyone will face insurmountable challenges in life. The price of longevity is heartache, opposition, failures, grief and life events that come out of nowhere. Life is filled with the death of loved ones, financial ups and downs, daily health challenges and world events that impact us whether we like them or not.

Tunch Ilkin: A Tribute

As the regular NFL season ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers need a minor miracle to make the playoffs, and Ben Roethlisberger’s storied career comes to an end, it is fitting to recognize another Steeler great who died of ALS in September 2021. His contributions on the football field are important, but even more significant is the legacy of his character and faith.

Is God Mad at You?

We all may have some issues with the past. Past problems, past mistakes, past sins, past decisions and past ignorance. We live and we learn if we are fortunate enough to live. Sadly, too many obituaries are of young adults who were barely starting life. Some young adults don't think that much about the past because so much of life is in front of them – they hope. Most of us believe life is in front of us. It’s difficult to imagine not existing, but as we all know, life ends.

If the Dead Could Speak

Upon arriving back from visiting my parents’ gravesite, many soul-searching thoughts have swirled in my mind. I was starkly reminded that the length of our earthly life is a grain of sand in a pile of sand a mile wide and a mile high as compared to eternity. This life is short. I also recalled that my collegiate teaching mentor would encourage me to remember that we are sojourners and aliens on this earth on our way to the Celestial City. This is not our home. My mind has been preoccupied, considering more seriously than ever before the most significant matters of life.

The Theology of Losing

The coach angrily paces outside the locker room after losing an early season game. He steps on to the bus and says, “If I hear one word or see even a crack of a smile, you will pay for it in the morning: practice at 7:00 am. Yes, you heard me, 7:00 am!”

The Vital Signs of American Christianity: Critical but not Terminal?

When I visit my family physician, he starts by checking my vitals. It’s amazing how critical are simple things like blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.

The Early Church Was Not Socialist

“The early church was a socialist church.” So said Rev. Raphael Warnock in 2016, four years before the citizens of Georgia elected him a U.S. senator.

A Victory for Campus Religious Liberty: The Case of Chike Uzuegbunam

Chike Uzuegbunam was a student at Georgia Gwinnett College, a public institution in Lawrenceville, Georgia, when he decided to witness about his Christian faith to fellow students on campus. He could not have anticipated that expressing his religious beliefs to his peers would trigger Gwinnett’s unyielding opposition and would make this son of Nigerian immigrants a litigant before the U.S. Supreme Court.

How Martin Luther King, Jr. Changed Hearts

My father was a Presbyterian minister in rural northwest Alabama from 1961 to 1965. I came of age there, then left the University of Alabama with an M.A. in history in 1969. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Governor George C. Wallace framed the historical context of a changing south to which I returned in 2008.

The Methodist Church is Coming Apart

The initial reports read to me a bit like the losers won, but the church of my upbringing is on the verge of coming apart after decades of internal turmoil. The details of the deal will be important, but leaders of the United Methodist Church have agreed in principle to an amicable parting of liberal and conservative factions.

Can the Self-Destructing Antonio Brown Be Saved?

When you think life revolves around you then destruction is waiting at your doorstep.

The Coming of Jesus Affects the Life of the Christian

There are those who see this life as their entire existence. They don't know any other life. They may have a vague hope that there is something after death, but it is so vague and uncertain that it has no effect on the way they live. To them this life is everything.

Revive Us Again: Billy Graham and that Old-Time Religion

Hallelujah, Thine the glory. Hallelujah, amen. -William P. Mackay, 1863

Billy Graham - Shaking His Hand

I never had the opportunity to shake hands with Billy Graham.

Make This a Year to Renew Worship Passion

As we prepare to enter the spring of the year, our faces brighten with a new sense of the beauty of life. In our part of the world, life begins all over again. The trees and flowers bud and blossom, the grass turns green and the frozen world of winter is but a fading memory. We love it!

Luther, Reformation Celebrate 500 Years in Germany

One of the events which changed world history is now being commemorated in Germany. The Protestant Reformation, the movement to reform the practice of Christianity during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is currently being celebrated during the "LutherDecade" (2008 - 2017).

No Ishmaels Please

I want to say a word about faith. Recent events in my own life have driven home just how easy it is to loose sight of what we say we believe.

The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love" First there was "eros," from which we get "erotic..

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

Thumbing through Isaiah recently I was startled to find this: after a passage (in Isaiah 19) in which the prophet describes horrors that caused the hearts of the Egyptians to "melt within them," he predicts that "the people will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them." The next lines describe how three bitter enemies-Egypt, Assyria, and Israel-will "worship together" and how all three will become "a blessing on the earth.

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single homicide seldom grabs national attention unless the perpetrator or the victim is already a celebrity. Even a double murder is not national news.

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even if you know what your talents are. Jesus has something to say about what we can do and what he expects us to do.

Why More Priests Need To Train As Fighters (And Why We Dont See Many Boxers In Church)

"Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

About The Spiritual World of Madonna

Pop singer Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to take part in a congress of Kabbala studies. According to press releases, she is going to stay in Israel until Sunday night and will have on the last day of her visit, the opportunity to visit the graves of Jewish Tzaddikim (righteous holy people) near Safed, a small town in northern Israel.

Popping the Balloon of Belief

I'm really excited. I just got a bigger soapbox, and I wanted to invite the rest of you to get up here on it with me.

Here's Help for the "I Can't Say 'No' Blues"

I hear it all the time. Cries from Christian women who want desperately to serve the Lord, but who feel overwhelmed.

Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed have made is that they are a shining light in their work place. Whether or not you can speak openly about your faith at work, your co-workers are watching.

Meaning and Marketing - The Will

You are now inside one of the top theological schools in the world and you are sitting in Dr. John Hobbs' Class on Theology with first year Freshman students.

Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon the use of the G name) the politically correct feeling among most Christians today. You will recall that in the second book of the Potter series, The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter alone heard the voice of the basilisk.

We Must Be Ready. But How?

Revelation 19:7 states, "Let us rejoice and give honor unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."Our salvation is not accomplished by anything we can do, or be.

The Christmas Victory

As the Chritmas season approaches, I figured it's a good time to submit the following article:THE CHRISTMAS VICTORYA logical and practical interpretation of Is.7:14 in the light of context and language.

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before my Junior year in high school. I was just getting off work on what seemed to be the worst day of my life.

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Not My Sheep
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12/27/2021 12:23 PM
Historical To Living
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12/20/2021 06:01 AM
Prophecy and the Online Church
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12/13/2021 09:01 AM
Do You Have The Facts?
Have you ever judged someone without knowing all the facts? Have you ever been influenced by the opinions of others?
12/06/2021 11:17 AM
Are All Believers Disciples?
Can one accept Jesus and live a life of non-commitment? Is it possible for a Christian to achieve Eternal Life without being a disciple?
11/29/2021 10:04 AM
Giving The Glory
The Holy Spirit brings glory and honor to Jesus by opening an understanding of the Word to the saints. When we speak, live, and display the Word, we honor not only Jesus but God as well.
11/23/2021 11:45 AM
Read With Understanding
Scriptural appreciation and understanding are achieved by knowing the setting and the people involved in the exchange. Reading with understanding and appreciation of the intended Word of God is essential.
11/16/2021 11:18 AM
Women in Islam and in Our Society
Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights since the 7th century. In Islam women are not inferior and unequal to men. There was a time when female children were buried alive and Arabian women were considered as transportable property, Islam honored them and shield them with unrivalled rights. They were given right to education, right to marry someone of their own choice, to divorce and to keep their identity after marriage etc. Additionally, the women had played a vital role in development of nations and societies, but those nations and societies restricted them by violating their rights that Islam has given. The people of the societies so called religious persons, violet the women's rights and involve the religion in the violation. Perhaps, they have forgotten that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) tried to transform the mindset of Arabs regarding the treatment of women, and Islam raised the respect of women in the society. In our society women are being used as home stuffs. Early childhood marriage, honor killing and violation of right to Education are the elements that excluded women from humanism and put them in animalism.
11/15/2021 02:41 PM
The Completed Truth
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11/12/2021 10:16 AM
Revisit the Rest Stops
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11/12/2021 10:16 AM
Open the Door to a Watershed Event
A minister was criticised quite badly once for tearing a few pages from the Bible while preaching. The churchgoers were very upset, which is understandable.
11/12/2021 10:16 AM
Punishment for Those Who Deserve It
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11/08/2021 05:49 PM
The Flags of Separation
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The Self-Destructive Road Away From God
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Looking for a New Community of Believers
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More Than a Little
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Light a Fire Under Someone
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11/08/2021 05:48 PM
Cars That Don't Go
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Get Out From Behind the Curtain
When Jesus died on the cross, the curtain in the temple tore from top to bottom. The Message translation puts it so well: 19-21So, friends, we can now-without hesitation-walk right up to God, into "the Holy Place.
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Know for Sure
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Once Is More Than Enough
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A New Status
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Different Branches
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Don't Miss the Bus
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Spit Is Not Enough
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A New Testament With New Benefits
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10/26/2021 02:39 PM
All Have Been Called
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10/26/2021 02:39 PM
Rewriter of Contracts
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10/26/2021 02:39 PM
Blood Enough for Your Conscious
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With the Team
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Worries and Jesus' Shoulders
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Blood, Thicker Than Water and Sufficient
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What It Really Means To Be A Muslim
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Trying To Understand?
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Upsetting the Applecart
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A New Contract That Gives You Life
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Warning to Worldly Church Technicians
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The Blind Syndrome
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Grace for the Boundary Breaker
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The New Stores the Old
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Was This Real or a Photo Shoot?
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What Happened To Repentance?
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Divine Truth - Can All Faiths Be Right?
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Preaching Precedes the End Times
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09/07/2021 08:43 AM
The Supreme Name of Jesus (2)
Jesus knew his nature and authority very well and that was why he boldly ruled over Satan, demons, sicknesses, nature and situations throughout his stay on earth. And even at the point of death he also demonstrated this. He had to personally, willingly submit himself, because mortals could not physically arrest not to talk of killing him. He had to discard his divine nature for them to be able to touch him. Let's just see the drama at point of his arrest. I believe it will give us an insight into what we are saying here: "After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees. Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had gone there many times with his disciples. The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a battalion of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove.
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Outreach Guilt
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