Monthly Archives: January 2018

Being Hot Stuff Gets You Burned – a lesson in grace from an old guy

I was 29 and attending one of my first meetings as a newly elected member of the Elder Board. I could blame my conduct that night on my youth and inexperience, but it was really a matter of sin. Prideful … Continue reading

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When Churches Force Forgiveness and Discipline

“Hello, Frank. What’s up?” “I’m very sorry I hurt you. Will you forgive me?” “Sure, but …” “Ah-ah-ah … you know what the pastor always says: there are no ‘buts’ in forgiveness.” “I’m still hurt, though.” “Yes, well, you’ll just … Continue reading

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The Top Test to Decide if a Woman’s Call to Be a Preacher Is Legitimate

There are people who insist women can’t be pastors, preachers and church leaders, claiming that the Bible forbids it. They set this up as a rule which cannot be violated. Another word for a rule that can’t be violated is … Continue reading

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My Natal Speed Limit Issue

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Learning from Women Is Too Hard for Some Men

“I learned a ton recently about the Book of Hebrews.” “How’s that?” “It was a short seminar offered at church. The local seminary sends professors over for these a few times a year.” “Are the professors good?” “Great teachers. And … Continue reading

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How a Literal Reading of Scripture Leads to Universalism

Christian theologians use the word “universalism” to refer to the teaching that all people are saved by Jesus’ works whether they are Christians or not. Christian Universalism is focused around the idea of universal reconciliation, also known as universal salvation … Continue reading

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It’s a Throne of Grace, not Groveling

There is never a reason for a child of God to respond to him as if you are a worm who must grovel in his presence:   Instead, the Bible says: Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with … Continue reading

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Mutual Submission and Mutual Humility – the way of women and men

[Christina Allen writes of her journey to understanding the mutual love, submission and humility called for by all who belong to God’s family, women and men alike.] One obstacle that many observant Christians seem to encounter in accepting feminist or … Continue reading

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The Error In “There Are No Stupid Questions”

A friend of mine teaches High School physics. He’s known for telling his students: “There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking them.” That sounds harsh, but he’s also one of the most popular teachers at the school. I … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Money Safe From Paula White’s Troubling Numbers

Paula White is telling people they can have a good 2018 if they give God the firstfruits of their wages at the outset of the year. You could give a month’s salary as she tries to do, but admits that … Continue reading

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