Tag Archives: freedom in Christ

My Refugees, My Family

The first of my family to arrive on this continent were refugees, French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution, imprisonment and the threat of death in 17th Century France. Louis XIV gradually increased persecution of Protestantism …, ultimately ending any legal recognition … Continue reading

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Rooting Out the Gossip Supporting the Billy Graham Rule

A few weeks ago in an online exchange about the Billy Graham Rule (a man must never meet alone with a woman, whether in private or in public), two pastors gave a perspective that grieved me deeply. They did not … Continue reading

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Christians Celebrating Halloween Is Fine by Me

[From the archives.] Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think … Continue reading

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The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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Some People Can’t Stand God’s Grace

The gospel is the story of Jesus and what he has done for us, not what we are supposedly obligated to do for God. One is grace; the other is impossible. This is too much for some people to handle. … Continue reading

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Freedom From Spiritual Paralysis

Standing Still If there’s one thing this set of signs sign could do for you, it’s give you a good reason to stay in one place. But while you’re sitting there you’ll probably also wonder how you could ever get … Continue reading

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Why It’s OK For Christians To Take Part In Halloween

[From the archives.] Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation – hitting the Confederacy in the wallet

In the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves in Confederate controlled areas were set free. Some say Lincoln overstepped his presidential authority, arguing that slavery was allowed under the U.S. Constitution. They’re wrong. One of the oldest rules of war … Continue reading

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When Lincoln Told Slave Owners They Should Try It For Themselves

He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln, letter of April 6, 1859. It is not enough for us to agree to “have … Continue reading

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Why It’s OK For Christians To Celebrate Halloween

Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think I could be … Continue reading

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