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Hermeneutics of Humility

God is worth His word being studied well. In fact, the words of God are immanently crucial for believers and unbelievers alike. Of course arriving at the meaning of those words is a daunting task; nonetheless, it is a task we must engage in. In contemplating this serious endeavor, the gravity should lead to what […]

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Hills to Discern On

There is no shortage of blogs, articles, sermons, status updates, or tweets on any given spiritual topic. In fact, everyone seems to be an authority when it comes to “rightly dividing the word of truth.” The greek and hebrew scholars seem to disagree with the Old Testament and New Testament Scholars respectively. The Baptists disagree […]

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For Sinners

Christ came for sinners. This truth must not be replaced by the veneer of some posh and polished version of redemption. I fear we’ve so sanitized Christianity that we no longer need grace. In so doing, the appearance of redemption has been substituted for the reality of redemption. Searching the scriptures for Christ’s purpose, taking a glimpse […]

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A Glimpse Into My Weakness

I’m not easy with confessions and apologies are a serious infringement on my pride. However, in prayerfully considering my actions and attitudes for quite some time, both would seem to be in order. To those who know me, it is no secret that I have a tendency to overcrowd my schedule and life in general. One […]

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When Skepticism is Atheism or Agnosticism in Disguise

G.K. Chesterton, in his usual witty manner, once remarked, “Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.” I fear that drawing lines has become a lost art. In this age of skepticism there is little room for reasonable dialogue or honest assertions. Particularly in context of the church, there is a host of hostiles towards […]

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To the Intellectuals

I’m amazed at the level of condascension and tension prevalent in the debate between competing worldviews. Each side has become quite skilled at drawing the caricatures of their opponents. But beyond the exaggerated features of those with whom we may disagree are the flaws, ambitions, conjectures, and biases that are all too evident, though likely unperceived, in […]

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How Then Shall We Engage?

Worldviews and opinions collide. This is an inescapable reality and the notion that everyone and their views can each be equally correct is illogical. However, vitriol is not the way forward in discussing issues and faithfully pursuing truth. How then shall we engage? Christians can navigate a better path forward by engaging biblically, intelligently, and graciously. Biblically Where does the […]

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Suppressed Worship

How can God allow unthinkable tragedy? This is a question that flies like a banner over the world, yet is tucked away in the dark corner of Christian triteness. Perhaps it is time to learn a language other than the shallow phrases we often throw around. Perhaps it is time to “reach out to God […]

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Why I Don’t Wear Calvinism On My Sleeve

Calvinism is an extremely debated theological system that emphasizes the sovereignty of God in salvation. This system explains the means and order of salvation in a biblically faithful manner; however, it is not salvation. As I think about the caricatures that are thrust upon Calvinists, I’m reminded of the wisdom of not wearing Calvinism on […]

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Marketable Christianity

Surely our faith goes deeper than bumper stickers, testa-mints, and family friendly movies. This begs an important question. Can we really get people to buy into what was freely given? The notion that we may have turned the cross of Christ into another product, the house of God into another business, and the people of God […]

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