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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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...

So let’s recap.

In the first post, we introduced the topic and gave a broad look at the categories of women in churches that have concerns about modesty (or a total lack thereof).  In the second post, we looked at the biblical terminology from 1 Cor 12:23 and 1 Tim. 2:9.  I only did that because the verses with the term...

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 00:01

Addressing the Dressing IV: Hair and Roman Culture

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In the previous post, we learned that women’s clothing in ancient Rome was not terribly varied: respectable women worn the stolla and palla and differentiated themselves from one another with variations of color and jewelry.  Adulteresses and prostitutes were most notably marked by the wearing of the toga, or at times a stolla that was...

Sunday, 31 January 2016 02:44

A Dumb Joke and Links

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So, I’m editing and putting the finishing touches on the fourth modesty posts right now, as well as writing the fifth and sixth.  I’m also biting off far more than I can chew with my youth group: I’m doing a total Bible overview in six-seven weeks (talk about an ambitious project with junior/senior high kids). ...

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:01

Addressing the Dressing III: Clothes and Roman Culture

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In the previous post, we looked at the word “modest” in the New Testament and walked through 1 Cor. 12:23 and 1 Tim. 2:9 and ended up closing the post with a little discussion of what “not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire” meant.  The question arose as to what braided hair with gold and pearls...

Saturday, 23 January 2016 00:41

Rick Joyner, Interpretive Keys, and General Insanity. Featured

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So I’m clearly not blogging much, but I read an article recently on Charisma Magazine.  It was shared in this tweet:

As is typical of my ways, got a little bothered. ...

Modesty.

Fewer words in Biblical theology have greater potential of moving large groups of professing Christian women to hate you.

Fewer words in Biblical theology have more diverse associations.

Fewer words in Biblical theology have more associated confusion.

Fewer words get serious exploration, since everyone already knows that it means, right?

Not...

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:46

Addressing the Dressing I: An Introduction

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Hello.

My name is Lyndon.

I have a confession to make:

I have a burden regarding the level of theological schlock that is regularly dumped upon my sisters in the Lord.  Many of my female friends struggle, far too hard, to find reliable theological resources that deal with issues of concern to them.  Because of this, I want to write some...

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