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Biblical Non-Conformity

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ Anyone who has known me for five minutes can probably tell that I am a non-conformist with a serious problem with authority.… Continue reading Biblical Non-Conformity

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Revisiting Romans 13

As of yesterday, President Biden has made it abundantly clear that he wants to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all Americans. He announced a mandate that all businesses with more than 100 employees require vaccination or weekly COVID testing. This is unethical and unconstitutional. Worse yet is that I fear Christians will once again turn to… Continue reading Revisiting Romans 13

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Questioning God’s Motives

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.”‭‭Job‬… Continue reading Questioning God’s Motives

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Through “The Looking Glass”

THE LOOKING GLASS SELF  In 1902, C.H. Cooley published a social theory that I believe holds up over a century later - “The Looking Glass Self.” The basic premise of the theory is that our behavior is shaped by our perception of how we believe others see us. In other words, perception of “society” is… Continue reading Through “The Looking Glass”

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Word Study: The “Elect”

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” -1 Peter 1:2  This is one of the key verses for the Calvinist/Reformed doctrine regarding the “elect” - those who were “predestinated” (Romans 8:29-30) by… Continue reading Word Study: The “Elect”

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The Christian Cancel Culture

John Cooper, lead singer of the Christian rock band Skillet, has been in the news over the past couple of years for his critique of “Christian” pastors who use their pulpit for money and popularity rather than preaching the Gospel. He composed a lengthy Facebook post about making “pastors uncool again.” Most of us agree… Continue reading The Christian Cancel Culture

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Our Teens are Killing Themselves

SUICIDE is not a 21st century problem, but it has been increasing in recent years. As of 2019, suicide is a top 10 cause of death in the United States and has become an outright epidemic among teens and young adults where it has become the second leading cause of death for those aged 10–34… Continue reading Our Teens are Killing Themselves

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The Mark of the Beast Might be Here Already

Revelation 13:16-17 reads, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”This… Continue reading The Mark of the Beast Might be Here Already