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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Woe to us when men are tempted to change the words of God. The religious leader of the largest denomination of professing Christians, with influence over the beliefs of a billion members, is suggesting that the Lord’s Prayer teaches error … Continue reading

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Talented vs Gifted

Measuring excellence is a tricky business. It assumes that the one doing the measuring is especially skilled at recognizing the difference between what is normal and what is extraordinary. In a sense, it takes talent to identify talent, but when … Continue reading

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Interpreting Symbols on a Page – Category vs Substance

Language is a curious thing. It is the vehicle through which we convey our thoughts, wants, and meanings, but of itself it is just a lifeless set of repeating patterns. Neither words, nor the letters that form words, have any … Continue reading

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Dramatic Obscurity–When Law Collides with Grace

The most dramatic revelations often arrive in the most subtle packages. Those who are sensitive to the “still small voice” are capable of recognizing the enormous significance, while most just drift on by. The Savior of humanity came in shocking … Continue reading

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The Gideon Complex

Sickness and disease are most often acquired as a social condition, rather than by isolated infection. Much like sin, contagions are typically transferred from those around us; and, in spite of our cautions, are most often passed on to those … Continue reading

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Living Our Theology Without Hypocrisy, 3/3

When it comes to putting our faith in what God has revealed into the motion of our lives, theology can seem to many to be a theoretical nuisance. As one minister put it, “kids need encouragement, not theology”. That view … Continue reading

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When Theology gets to Plowing—the difference between Receiving and Applying, 2/3

Christians are told that Jesus is a stumbling stone, that all humanity will either fall upon in faith or be crushed under in wrath. This theological statement in Scripture is hard to receive—no one wants to lose their footing and … Continue reading

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Theological Idolatry–Worshiping what we believe, 1/3

Beware of sacrosanct theology—that perfect, unchanging, holy definition of what can be known about God and his plan—it doesn’t exist. For many, their theology has become an idol that is worshiped as a replacement of what God has declared. The … Continue reading

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The Human Puzzle

Humanity doesn’t come with a colored picture on the box cover. Understanding how God describes our humanity is important to a right view of self as well as an accurate grasp of what we experience in this life. The Bible … Continue reading

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When Scripture Speaks of the Gospel

Have you ever wondered why the Bible seems to present the gospel through a blender? Within Scripture, Jesus’ singular gospel is presented from several different angles. At times, the gospel is addressed by considering the eternal plan and will of … Continue reading

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