The Bible Category

Living in Two Realms (Or, Becoming a 3D Christian)

    Remember the old 3D glasses? You know, the ones made of flimsy, white cardboard with a bright red lens on one side and a bright blue one on the other? It’s crazy to think that those cheap little things are what made a movie pop off the screen. Apparently, going from 2D to […]

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We Don’t Need a “New” Christianity

In our modern world, everything gets billed as being new. New phone, new car, new sports equipment…heck, even shaving razors and electric toothbrushes come out with the “latest technology”! Everything has to be new, or else it is rendered unimportant. Anything that sticks to the status quo is doomed to be considered antiquated and out-of-date […]

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You Can’t Claim a Promise

One of the Christian messages out there today is something known as “name it, claim it”. It is known also by other names (the “prosperity gospel” being one), but the basic idea is this: God has made promises in his Word to you, and your job is to claim them. The reason Christians lack anything […]

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Reflections on the Death of Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps, the infamous founder and pastor of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in Topeka, Kansas, died this week at the age of 84. Phelps and his church are known primarily for their relentless anti-gay picketing (as well as picketing other things such as the funerals of American soldiers, Jewish institutions, rock concerts, etc.) and their […]

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3 Things Every Good Sermon Gives

Preaching is hard work. It’s not easy to stand in front of a group of people who are looking for soul-food, and then deliver a 45 minute monologue that is tight doctrinally, uplifting, interesting, and inspiring…not to mention how hard it is to do this on a weekly basis year after year! We have a […]

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The Bible is the Best Evangelism Tool, Not Movies

So the Son of God movie hit theatres recently and has created quite the buzz. I’ve heard a mixture of reviews, some that condemn it as practically Satanic and others that hail it as the precursor to the next mass revival. I’d better say this upfront – I haven’t seen it, and I’m not sure […]

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Ministry and Leadership the Jesus Way

In my own effort to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as ministry leader, I spent some time studying Luke (and Acts) to find some of the key principles that made Jesus the most effective leader in the history of the world. Though I am sure that others can be added to this list, here […]

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Thoughts on the “I Love Jesus But Hate Church” Crowd

Been burned by the church? Take heart – you are not alone! Countless Christians just like you are sick and tired of dealing with hypocrisy, politics, power-hungry leaders, and churches more concerned about their own existence than extending the arms of love to others. The simple solution to rejuvenate your faith and re-discover your relationship […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Hell

My previous post dealt with three common misconceptions about heaven. This time, I’ll be looking at three common misconceptions about the less-loved half of the equation – hell. Misconception #1 – Only really evil people go to hell In the minds of many, hell is reserved only for the most sinister of people. The average […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Heaven

What happens after we die? It’s one of the most gripping questions that human beings have wrestled with since the beginning of time. Thankfully, we are not left in the dark on such an important issue. The Bible gives us the answers. However, much of what people think about the afterlife – in particular, about […]

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