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When “Book, Chapter, Verse” Becomes A Bad Thing

Few Bible characters take as much of a beating from our pulpits today as the Pharisees. It seems everyone wants his turn in taking a swipe at them. To be labeled a modern-day “Pharisee” is considered one of the worst things you could be called. We almost can’t even utter the name “Pharisee” without scowling. […]

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Why It’s So Important To Sing Together

Whenever I get the occasional chance to witness a worship service at a denominational or “non-denominational” church,[1] I’ve always been surprised by how few people in the audience actually sing. I’m not “judging” anyone here. I’m just making a personal observation.[2] Whether it is the country Baptist church holding a revival with 30 people in attendance […]

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Why It’s Wrong To Keep Truth And Grace In Balance

We want to be balanced people. It is considered a good thing to have a balanced diet or to keep a healthy balance between work and pleasure. But sometimes, balance is a bad thing. For example, finding a balance between fidelity and infidelity in marriage – or between honesty and dishonesty – doesn’t make any […]

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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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What Does Your Facebook Activity Say About Your Heart?

We all leave a ‘paper trail.’ Your cell phone carrier knows exactly where you’ve been in the last few weeks because everywhere you go your phone checks-in with the nearest cell phone tower. The crumpled receipts on the floorboard are a dead giveaway that you’ve had a McDonalds Chocolate-chip Frappe three times this week (“…but […]

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