Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Problem with Men Presuming to Speak for Jesus While Silencing Women

This meme is troubling. Two issues come to mind. First, the meme assumes only men are pastors. Second, it states that listening to these men is the same as listening to Jesus. Women and Men Preaching God’s Word Of course, not all … Continue reading

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Replacing Repentance with Apologies

[Today’s guest post from Martha Burton examines the distinction between apologies and repentance, and why it makes all the difference in the world.] I have never liked receiving apologies from people. In fact, on a deeper level I can honestly say … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Warning Signs

“Sir, you’ll need to leave the courtroom and wait in the hall.” The young man in the audience stared at me. “You can’t communicate with people in custody,” I said. “You need to leave now.” He stood up just as … Continue reading

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Online Dating for the Christian Woman: How to Recognize Red Flags and Encourage Your Faith

[Today’s guest post is from Juli J. Ellen. I hope you enjoy her insights on Christian women, dating, and faith. And no, I did not pay her to say nice things about me as blog host.] When Tim asked me … Continue reading

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Letting Words Go Unanswered

On-line discussions can be difficult. Sometimes they are wonderful and worth the effort, and other times they are withering and not worth the time it takes to form the words on the keyboard. Blog comments, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and … Continue reading

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Tolerance, Approval, and Love

“As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Jesus Love like Jesus.

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Why Struggling Against Sin Is Better Than You Think

“I’m still dealing with the same sins I’ve had all my life.” “Join the club.” “But you don’t know the sins I’m still committing.” “I don’t have to. I’ve got my own.” “Not like mine, you don’t.” “Right. Yours are … Continue reading

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When Cousins Come Calling

[Based on a true story or two.] “Oh, hey,” I said, looking around the restaurant without really seeing anything. “Did your brother make it?” “He’s holding a table for us.” “Sorry you had to leave work early to meet me … Continue reading

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