But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 17:19

What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

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Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here.  I’ve been working 60-70 hours a week (at 2 jobs) and still am…but I ended up doing some writing tonight that I’ll toss on here since it’s both a) long enough to be a post and b) of possible interest to...

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:01

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 – An interactive Bible Study

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A few years ago, I was teaching a class on hermeneutics while I was struggling through my antiviral therapy for Hepatitis C.  In that class, we would spend part of the class going through the hermeneutical rules we had learned and attempt to apply them to difficult texts.  It was a very...

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:24

Generational Curses Part 6: The Finale

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In the previous post,we looked at some of the secondary supporting texts for the idea of Generational Curses from categories 2 & 3.  Those texts are utilized to argue that Children indirectlysuffer for the sins of their fathersand Generational Curses are broken by “calling...

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Monday, 14 November 2016 14:16

A Ray of Hope…

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Ah, the American Election.  Watching from Canada, it’s been a bit of entertainment that may bode trouble for Canada, though it’s far too early to tell. I’m not too apathetic toward American politics, though I definitely don’t make a habit of following it.  My wife...

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:53

A Brief Look at Heaven

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In this day, there is no shortage of confusion about Heaven: it’s one of the topics of Christian theology that innumerable unbalanced and unregenerate people love to focus on (that and angels, which is highly related).  There is no shortage of fools and frauds that claim to have...

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In our last post, we looked at the main supporting texts for the idea of Generational Curses from category 1: texts that are argued to teach that God directlyvisits the iniquity of the fathers on the children.  That list covered the main and most typical biblical texts used to promote the...

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Friday, 14 October 2016 00:22

Responding to The “Shellfish Objection”

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Here’s something I taught the youth in my church recently as we were dealing with various issues related to Christianity.  I hope this is helpful to folks who have struggled with this question!

Christians who appeal to the Old Testament in conversations about homosexuality are often...

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01

Understanding “Parousia” in 1 Thess. 4:13-18

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Although I’m not blogging these days, I’m still very active.  I’ve recently been doing some pulpit fill at Grace Fellowship Church Chilliwack.  I’ve briskly preached through 1 Thessalonians, and as I was doing my prep for 1 Thess. 4:13-18, I was working through the...

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Welcome back, ye brave souls!

In the last post, I scared many people by laying out a large swath of biblical texts used to (supposedly) support the idea of generational curses.  I arranged those texts in six distinct categories, with each category being texts marshaled around a specific point...

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 17:01

Generational Curses Part 3: The Textual Support

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In the first post in this series, I gave a general overview of the idea of generational curses and took a quick look at some of the proponents of the teaching.  In the second post, I gave a quick look at one specific example of the teaching and gave a large list of texts used to attempt to...

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Friday, 24 June 2016 03:01

Tim Challies “pleads Canadian” on Dispensationalism Featured

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My wife and I have an ongoing joke.

When we were first dating, we enjoyed talking about the subtle differences between our two cultures.  She’s American and I’m Canadian, and though people think that Canada is the politer, colder version of the United States, there are a few more differences than manners and climate.  We would...

In the last post, I took an introductory look at the subject of generational curses and explained the two streams of generational curse teaching: hard and soft generational curse theology.  Soft generational curse teaching involves inherited habitual sins (you tend to copy the sins of your parents) but hard generational curse teaching...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:01

Generational Curses Part 1: An Introduction

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From the very beginning of time, the wicked have been been attempting to deceive those to whom God has revealed his truth.  Those deceptions have sometimes been blatant, but more often than not they’ve been subtle; somewhat-credible sounding ideas that generally fly under the radar of most folks.  In the last few decades, one of...

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:01

Quick Thoughts: What is the “Seven Mountains Mandate”? Featured

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If you’ve heard of the New Apostolic Reformation, you’ve heard of many strange ideas.  One of those may be the “Seven Mountains Mandate.”  What is that exactly?  Well, the Seven Mountains Mandate is an idea that originates in a vision that Loren Cunningham (founder of YWAM) and Bill Bright (founder of Campus...

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:01

Bible Bite: Faith to Move Mountains… Featured

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There are a bunch of passages in scripture that I used to ignore, mostly because I didn’t know what to do with them.  I’m guessing that you’re possibly like me; you know that certain passages are there but you’ve never really tackled them satisfactorily.  In a discussion I had with a noted prosperity preacher (who...

Friday, 08 April 2016 00:01

Quick Thoughts: The Church of the Highlands and Chris Hodges Featured

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Boy oh boy.

I am asked about stuff all the time and don’t have time to do the amount of research or study necessary to give to properly deal with some of the stuff that comes across my plate, but I wanted to toss something online on an upcoming church that appears to be very dangerous.  One of the fastest growing churches in North...

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:48

Movie Review: God’s Not Dead 2 Featured

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It’s been just over two years since the movie God’s Not Dead came out.  When it came out on DVD, I saw it and wrote a review.  I wasn’t a fan because God’s Not Dead wasn’t a movie about Christianity; it was a movie about cultural Christianity.  It was a movie about the sort of shallow religiosity that I...

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:01

What do you do when the ‘elders’ ask you to pray? Featured

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I always tend to take from this blog and put posts on the Cripplegate.  This post is going backwards; it was written for the Cripplegate and was originally posted here.

Many moons ago, in the comment thread of the first part of the Shack Up (on the Cripplegate), an LDS (or “Mormon”) commenter showed up and we had a little...

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:01

Addressing the Dressing VII: The Right to Bare Arms

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So we’ve made it through seven posts, covering different information about modesty than many were expecting.  Today’s post is a fair bit longer than my normal length, but I’d love to finish up this series.  Here’s the barn-burner finale everyone requested.

In the first post, we introduced the topic and gave a broad...

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:01

God’s Abortion Guarantee

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Normally I take articles from this blog and toss them on the Cripplegate, but today I’m doing the opposite.  Yes, that means that my next installment in the modesty series still isn’t finished.  Sorry.  I’m a workin’ man who’s busier than a crazed, caffeine-laden beaver.  So here’s one of my...

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:01

Happy Shepherd’s Conference 2016!

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Well, it’s that time of year again.

People are flying and driving to Los Angeles for the 2016 Shepherd’s Conference.

There will be hordes of pastors/elders/Bible geeks doing all the things they can never get away with in their own home towns:

  • Eating Chic-Fil-A…some woodland creatures more than the rest.
  • Wearing dress clothes, on a...

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that I’ve been heading in a specific trajectory and there are a whole lot of practical questions that remain outstanding.  Now we’re going to be covering a lot of ground quickly, so let’s quickly review what we’ve covered so far:

In the first post, we...

Monday, 29 February 2016 00:43

What’s Upcoming for WYLD C!

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Hello readers and welcome to this very brief news update!  What’s the news for my blog?

Well, I’ve been slugging through my series on modesty and soon that will be done (possibly this week, possibly next).  During this last writing stint I’ve realized that tossing out a weekly post is all I can manage right now, with...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:01

A Crash Course on Scripture Featured

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Seeing that I haven’t been home in around a week since I had a huge tradeshow this past weekend, the modesty post that was going to be up is not ready…but I do have something to share that has been in my draft folder for a while.  The following is a handout I use in church when I’m giving a class on basic bible doctrine.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:01

Addressing the Dressing V (Part 2): 1 Peter 3:5-6

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In the previous post, I dug through 1 Peter 3:1-6 and unpacked the v. 1-4 of that text.  I commented on how the passage addresses women who have husbands that are disobedient to God and God’s commands to those women.  Those commands would be rather amazingly difficult to obey, but God gives all women everywhere (those with good and...

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