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Straw-Man Tactics

One of the talents of a trained debater—be it a politician, public relations person, or a preacher—is to establish identifiable targets to knock down. Hidden and moving targets are difficult to confront. A stationary target, and especially one we ourselves … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (3 of 3)

The boy and his best friend could track everything, but one wily coon always seemed to stay one trick ahead. An old-timer suggested he try the Shiny Trick. Along a known racoon trail, the boy drilled a hole in a … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (2 of 3)

The gnarly old salt rowed his boat up onto the deserted island, grabbed the bow rope and anchor stick, found a favorable spot, tapped the stick home, and tied his boat up with plans to explore the shoreline. As soon … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (1 of 3)

Many unskilled boaters who drop an anchor for a night, expecting to be gently rocked to sleep, have suddenly found themselves dashed against shoreline rocks in the wee hours of dawn. Do you know how to properly set an anchor? … Continue reading

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Knowing with Certainty

Conviction is a drug of choice. We all want to possess absolute knowledge–to be like God–to be our own god. That is the mind-altering addiction we all suffer under since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden. Within Christianity, … Continue reading

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Salvation Formation

Of any promise that has ever been made, the greatest is the offer to live forever with every desire fulfilled. So goes the fairy tale…and they lived happily ever after. So also is God’s promise of salvation! The sting of … Continue reading

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Essentials of Faith – The make-or-break lines of eternity

What is absolutely essential for Christian faith unto salvation? The essentials of the Christian faith are often cited as “core essentials”, but that can be misleading in that it suggests that only those doctrinal issues are fundamental requirements within Scripture … Continue reading

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Predestined For A Fight

Discussing Predestination is like throwing live ammo into a campfire. You’d better run for cover as fast as you can. Christian history is littered with wounded remains from all the conjecture surrounding what we believe about how God exercises his … Continue reading

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Partially Complete: When the Oxy Becomes the Moron

It was my daughters turn to read. As she skillfully parlayed the verbiage, we paused to reflect on a curious dichotomy presented by Jesus. Our family was taking turns reading the few pages of the Introduction to Claiming Christ which … Continue reading

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