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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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:00

Common Questions About Anxiety

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A couple weeks ago I began this series on overcoming anxiety by looking at how the world treats anxiety. The world’s solutions are not solutions at all because they merely mask symptoms but never address the root of the problem. This week, I want to examine the nature of anxiety itself and...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:00

Practical Steps to Health and Wellness

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“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” Rom 14:8 I pray that through this journey, as we’ve investigated what it is to have a Theology of Health, you now better understand...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 05:00

Understanding The Anxiety Epidemic

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We live in perhaps the most anxious, fearful, worried culture in the history of the world. To see the reality of this claim, one only needs to look at the data on worry, anxiety, and depression in our culture. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults suffer...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 05:00

The Problem of Personhood

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Intellect, will, and emotion.  Whenever the subject of personhood comes up, and more specifically as humans trying to make sense of how we are fashioned “in His own image” (Gen 1:27), these three terms find a key place in the discussion.  And they do make for a tidy way to sum...

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 05:00

Abortion by the Numbers

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44 years.  58 million children.  Those numbers, alone, are breathtaking in and of themselves.  They mark, in no uncertain terms, the darkest period of our country’s history.  We, the land of the free and the home of the brave, have systematically killed innocent children...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 05:00

Take Them To The Cross

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Remember when you first looked into the eyes of your precious baby?  The first time you got to hold her… you looked down into her eyes. You’re instantly in love, and you vow to never let anything hurt her.  Babies are a gift from God. A gift that is vulnerable… and so...

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 05:00

Adoption and the Fight Against Abortion

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In the battle against the genocide that is abortion, Christians have many avenues of attack. One of those avenues is adoption. For some, raising the issue of adoption seems so remote to their situation, such an article seems irrelevant. However, adoption is a vital issue every believer needs to...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 05:00

Imago Dei: Abortion and the Christian Worldview

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There is a phrase which hangs like an ominous, black pall upon the history of our country. Through time, it has become, unfortunately, one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols of our nation. Even in a day when the average person has a hard time naming more than a few past U.S. Presidents,...

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Friday, 20 January 2017 05:00

Glorifying God with Our Health

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“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” Colossians 3:23-24   Sometimes in our Christian walk we find ourselves separating our lives into...

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Monday, 16 January 2017 05:00

Idolatry and Our Bodies

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“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Cor 6:19-20 Gym rats. Cardio queens. Muscles Heads. CrossFit fanatics. In my previous articles I began each premise with the assumption that most of us are not eating healthy or exercising on a...

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Friday, 13 January 2017 05:00

The Theology of Exercise

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“Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way…” 1 Tim 4:7-8 “I need to exercise!” How often have you said that to yourself recently? Why do you feel the need to say that? Or maybe, if you...

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:00

1 Peter 1:14-16

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Last week, we studied verse 13 and the imperative “fix your hope” on the “grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ”.  We also learned of the two “supports of hope”, a level head and a prepared mind.  Peter told us to get ready...

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 05:00

Book Review: Stressed Out by Todd Friel

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Anxiety is a problem everyone faces at one time or another. For some, anxiety is a problem faced every moment of every day. Because of this epidemic of stress, depression, anxiety, and other related issues, Todd Friel of Wretched TV and Radio has written a book to help people not only confront...

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Monday, 09 January 2017 05:00

The Theology of Eating

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  –1 Corinthians 10:31  “I’m hungry, but I probably shouldn’t eat that.” I have no doubt that all of us have uttered that phrase at some point in our life. Whether it’s because...

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Friday, 06 January 2017 05:00

The Theology of Our Bodies

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“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”– 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “It’s my body and I can do whatever I want...

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 05:00

My Study Plan for 2017

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Last week, I explained WHY I study, and why you should study too.  Today I want to tell you specifically about WHAT I’ll be studying.  I find it helpful to discuss the purpose behind each choice by looking at it from the perspective of how it fits into my life.  I encourage new...

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 05:00

1 Peter 1:13 “Prepared Minds and Level Heads”

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Peter spends a lot of time in the first 12 verses of this letter outlining breathtaking theological truths.  Writing to a church on the increasingly undeniable cusp of severe persecution, Peter tries to comfort them with the truth rather than divert their attention with distraction.  He...

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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 05:00

The Theology of Health

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Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Tim 4:7-8  During the New Year, one of the main...

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What better way to start the 2017 blog than with a Music Monday? As my first foray into this series, I have taken on the challenge of reviewing a forthcoming album by my favorite Christian musical artist, Ross King. Many readers have perhaps never heard of Ross King, but at least one of the songs...

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 05:30

A Study Plan for 2017 – Introduction

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It has been said that a failure to plan is a plan to fail.  While it’s impossible to see every curve ball thrown your way in life, it generally holds true that we should plan for the things we can foresee.  Christians are no different and are, in fact, called in Scripture to be...

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Friday, 11 November 2016 11:31

The Church and Making America Great Again

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As an outspoken voice among #NeverTrump, I criticized now President Elect Trump primarily for his lack of character and qualifications for the most powerful office on planet Earth.  We argued passionately that supporting candidate Trump was a mistake, inconsistent with our Christian...

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:42

Brief Thoughts on the Election 2016

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My full column will be out tomorrow which will deal with the high bar of accountability that must now be set for conservative evangelicals that are largely responsible for President Elect Donald Trump.  Today, being the politico that I am , I’m writing to react and express some thoughts...

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:50

Toward Greater Faithfulness to Millennials

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It seems like on at least a weekly basis I come across an article reminding me of the millennial crisis: they are leaving the church in droves and the church must do something about it. What should the church do about it? Is there a tactic the church could use to stem the tide of […]

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Friday, 28 October 2016 05:00

Desicion 2016: Jason’s (No) Closing Argument

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The pro-Trump evangelical viewpoint has sacrificed what it means to be Christian to achieve a worldly political goal in 4 ways. Inconsistency 1) My opponent claims I own my vote, then writes: “…you have an obligation to participate in the election… the question is not whether...

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Friday, 28 October 2016 05:00

Decision 2016: Robb’s (Yes) Closing Argument

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Throughout the course of this debate, I have sought to persuade you that as a Christian you should vote for Donald Trump for president. Jason has sought to do the opposite and convince you not to vote for Trump. In less than two weeks, you will have to make a decision. As you think about […]

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