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7 Tips for Thinking Right about Bible Translations

1. The King James Version was not the first English translation. John Wycliff translated the first English Bible between 1382 to 1395, but he translated it from the Latin Vulgate (meaning he translated it from another translation). Then, in 1526, William Tyndale translated the New Testament and about half of the Old Testament from Hebrew […]

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Your Systematic Theology Is Showing

They say everyone’s a critic. Well, everyone’s a theologian, too. Even in our increasingly secular, post-Christian world, theology is inescapable. You see, every worldview has theological implications. For example, atheism is the theological view that God does not exist. Secularism is the theological attempt to separate religion from everyday life. Postmodernism is the theological idea […]

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Follow Your Heart, Or Follow God?

“Follow your heart” is the unspoken motto today, even in some popular religious circles. Rob Bell says, “Your job is the relentless pursuit of who God made you to be” (114). Bell makes it sound that self-realization is all God primarily cares about, and that somehow God will somehow mysteriously lead you to happiness by […]

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Why So Many Are Jumping On The Gay “Marriage” Bandwagon Today

Not long ago in our nation’s history, homosexuality was taboo. People commonly looked at homosexual behavior with disgust. Laws were enacted to outlaw various actions attributed to same-sex attraction. But now culture has very rapidly performed a 180-degree shift. A majority of Americans – particularly younger Americans – now approve of homosexual practice [1][2]. What happened? […]

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Yes, Black Lives Matter, But What Is The Question?

Two months ago in my neighborhood, just a few doors down from my house, a 16-year-old African-American was shot by police. He allegedly pointed a gun at an officer when he and four other perpetrators were caught breaking into my neighbor’s residence. The officer shot and killed him in self-defense. Other guns were found in the […]

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More Jesus, Less Doctrine = Less Jesus

It is not unusual, during a Biblical discussion about some peripheral issue (dressing for worship, modesty, the role of women in worship, denominationalism, etc.), for someone to raise his/her hand in frustration and remark, “Can’t we talk more about Jesus, and less about doctrine?” At face value, it is hard to disagree with this sentiment. […]

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Q&A: Should Christians Support Israel?

Should Christians support Israel? Your view of Israel says a lot about your faith and whether or not you believe Jesus and His New Testament. While there is room to disagree over politics, the Bible must always have the last word. So how should Christians see modern-day Israel in light of Scripture? The Political Perspective […]

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Blessed Are The Persecuted

Blessed are you when you feel a loss of job security because of your commitment to the Kingdom. Blessed are you when your unbelieving spouse causes tension in your marriage in response to your faithfulness to the Lord. Blessed are you when people slander you on Twitter for your Biblical values. Blessed are you when you […]

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Things Christians Need To Stop Being Silly About

Some discussions are simply nauseating to me. Why? Because when people take them too far (as they sometimes do), they become downright silly. Note the following: Interracial Marriage Right now, there is a controversy surrounding a [heart-warming and adorable] superbowl Cheerios commercial (watch this one too while you’re at it). Why? Because it featured an […]

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Lessons From The Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate

Last night I was blessed with the opportunity to drive to Cincinnati with my wife and parents to attend the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate. The debate was very interesting, and I wish to share with you my thoughts, along with four relevant lessons for all Christians. Unfortunately, debates (like last night’s Ken Ham […]

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