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Archive for October, 2012

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Red and Blue Biblical Values

Last week, something happened I never thought I would see. The Rev. Billy Graham stepped into the political realm and virtually endorsed a presidential candidate. This week he is encouraging us through a series of ads to “vote for biblical values,” and as a Christian, I couldn’t agree with him more. There’s only one problem…. Read More ›

What Do We Have to Lose?

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36 I hate politics, but not for the usual reasons. I’m not a Democrat who despises all things Republican, nor a Republican who chokes on all things from the left. I dislike politics because I… Read More ›

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What Is Wrong with Today’s Teachers?

Remember when teachers used to go to work and do their job without all the bellyaching? Every time you turn around they are complaining about something else – salaries, poor working conditions, undisciplined students, and all the time this standardized testing thing. What is wrong with today’s teachers? I don’t remember my teachers complaining like… Read More ›

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God Is Sovereign? God Is Love? Which Is It?

Sometimes when I’m on my soapbox insisting that God’s love covers all things, somebody will encourage me not to forget about God’s sovereignty. Now, I know what they’re getting at; God doesn’t overlook sin as if it’s meaningless. He is holy and pure. I get that. But still, the indication is troubling because they are… Read More ›

Age to Age: A Faith That Supports Reality

History shapes itself into eras, ages of time classified according to cultural exercise. The thing to realize is that these sections of life – The Reformation, The Renaissance, etc. – don’t have defined boundaries. Each era bleeds into the other, making it virtually impossible to identify the point of cultural shift. No matter where historians… Read More ›

Faith That’s Not about Winning

“Now, let’s go out and win this city for Christ!” At the younger end of my years, I remember being terribly moved by words like these. My eager heart just knew the preacher was right. We must win our world for Jesus! The thing is, I never could quite figure out how to do it…. Read More ›

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