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Are You Overconfident In Your Righteousness?

The attitude that says, “I will never sin” is negligent. “I will never lust.” “I will never lie.” “I will never shame my Lord.” “I will never be a coward.” “I will never gossip.” “I will never cheat.” Paul warns of this overconfident spirit when he writes, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands […]

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Keep Those Visitors Coming Back (Part 2)

Everyone is looking for something, which is why your church has visitors. Some are looking for a place that has a strong youth program for their kids. Others are looking for hand-outs or financial assistance. Some are looking for counseling or emotional support. Others are looking to satisfy a pricked conscience since they have been […]

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Stuff I Like (12/11/14)

It Doesn’t Really Matter What I Think About Fourth Avenue Important points to be made from the recent announcement by the 4th Avenue Church “of Christ” to hire a female preaching intern. The Main Issue Is Not Women’s Role (Or Instrumental Music Or…) Regarding 4th Avenue, again, another timely article by Adam Faughn. The Role […]

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Ben Thinkin’ #5: Halloween, Trunk-or-Treat, and Judging

Pisa asks, “Is it sinful to celebrate Halloween?” Since the Bible does not address the Halloween holiday, whether the Christian can celebrate Halloween is entirely a matter of judgment. The Bible does, however, have a lot to say about witchcraft. For example, Simon the sorcerer repented of his business in the occult when he became […]

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Welcome To The World: Ezra Lee Giselbach

A week ago yesterday (September 18, 11:45am) my son came into the world at 10lbs 1oz! What a whopper! I can’t get over how God has blessed us with a perfect little (I’m using “little” loosely) boy – healthy in every way. And mom is recovering remarkably well! Please keep us in your prayers as […]

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“God Accepts Me As I Am” (The Defense Series)

[Welcome to The Defense Series. The aim of this series is to help Christians more effectively “make a defense” (1 Pet. 3:15) to those who challenge the teachings and values of New Testament Christianity. Don’t be fooled by the title; this article is a response to the above quote. My prayer is that the following words will help and embolden you as […]

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