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

Wednesday, 19 February 2020 23:26

The “Oil-Producing Bible” Scam Featured

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A couple of years ago, a ministry by the name His Name is Flowing Oil was hosted by a local church in our community for a series of special meetings. This caught my attention because the ministry was claiming to have a Bible that was producing oil. The claim was that oil was miraculously flowing...

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 23:52

The Essential Mark of Christian Hospitality Featured

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If you were asked to list biblical marks of a true Christian, what would your list look like? There are certain marks that should point to an inward conversion—one such mark is hospitality. If you were to talk to many Christians about the fruit of a believer, you would often hear about a love...

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:27

The Woke Hermeneutics of Modern Day Evangelicals Featured

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Every so often, during political debates, you will hear people talk about the importance of a proper reading of The Constitution of the United States. The argument is that if you allow people to revise the meaning of the original Framers of the Constitution through a modern revisionist approach,...

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 02:58

Five Encouraging Truths Regarding Predestination Featured

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It wasn’t long ago that I was sitting in a hospital waiting room and as I was reading, I overheard two young ladies talking about the subject of predestination. It was very clear that they were looking at the doctrine from a negative perspective rather than from a positive perspective. Why is...

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Tuesday, 04 February 2020 01:40

Why Asking Women to Preach Is Spiritual Abuse Featured

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Today, we have seen numerous heartbreaking stories come to the surface regarding physical abuse within evangelical circles—and specifically the Southern Baptist Convention. Such stories make your heart ache as you read and hear the painful details of how church leaders have been responsible...

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Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:03

Dear Church—Please Don’t Overlook or Undervalue the Young Featured

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In a recent article, I pointed out why the local church should not overlook or undervalue the elderly. Today, I want to address another group that can be overlooked or in some cases the basis of frustration within the local church. Interestingly enough, it’s the young ones—sometimes...

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020 06:26

Dear Church—Don’t Overlook and Undervalue the Elderly Featured

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A recent move by the Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove Minnesota has made national news. In an attempt to reach their growing community, the declining church with an average weekly attendance of 25 is being asked to close its doors for an intentional relaunch and replant. But,...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:08

Worship Involves Participation Featured

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After concluding a conference devoted to the theme of worship and reading for a full year in preparation for this past G3—I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about how we worship, why we worship, when we worship, and the ultimate goal of worship. As we study the subject of worship...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 04:01

Interview with Costi Hinn Featured

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In the latest episode of the G3 Podcast, Jeremy Vuolo and I talked with Costi Hinn, the nephew of Benny Hinn about his life, his new book, and theology. He was explicitly clear on the dangers of the health, wealth, and prosperity theology. If you haven’t already done so, add the G3 Podcast to...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 22:02

Glorify and Enjoy God Featured

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As we approach the precipice of 2020, it’s essential to remember that to glorify God is not to lead a boring life. It’s actually quite the opposite. To live a life of submission and obedience to God with a goal of glorifying God is to live a life that is not only thrilling, but is one...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:06

The Power of a Word for a Denomination Featured

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Never underestimate the power of a word. Words can usher in worlds of unspeakable joy or become the catalyst of immense pain. Whether we know it or not, our life depends on words in order to function. We review instructions for food preparation as we pre-heat the oven, examine a bottle of...

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Monday, 16 December 2019 19:49

Why Christmas Is Not All About the Kids Featured

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During this festive time of the year, you will often hear adults make the remark that “Christmas is really all about the kids.”

It’s really easy to get swept away in the traditions and festivities only to realize that there really isn’t much genuine celebration happening....

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:00

G3 Podcast — Allie Beth Stuckey Featured

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In recent days, precipitated by the ongoing growth of the G3, we have launched a podcast that covers doctrinal and cultural issues facing the church in our day. 

The podcast is co-hosted by me and my friend Jeremy Vuolo. We both live on opposite sides of the country. I live and serve near...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 20:02

“O Holy Night” Points to Greater Hope than Social Justice Featured

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During the advent season, when Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus, there’s one song that is often sung by churches, choirs, and soloists—telling the story of the incarnation of Jesus with brilliant words and stunning musical arrangement that often stands out among the other...

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Monday, 02 December 2019 21:59

New Documentary: Spirit Truth Featured

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Recently, I had the privilege to watch the new documentary Spirit & Truth and I want to explain why you should take time to watch it yourself. 

The Necessity of Worship

As followers of Christ, we are called to worship God. Worship is not something that’s optional. God has created us as...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 22:28

Jesus Is Not Dead—But John Lennon Is Featured

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In 1966 John Lennon of the famous band the Beatles, made a very controversial statement that was published in a London newspaper and eventually caused a great deal of controversy around the world. He said:

“Christianity will go,” he had said. “It will vanish and shrink. I...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:30

The Pastor and Reformation Featured

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When we hear the term reformation we automatically have visions of an Augustinian monk marching to the large Castle Church door in Wittenberg with hammer in hand to nail his Ninety Five Theses there on October 31st 1517. However, there’s more to the Reformation than that one event and...

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

The Meticulous Providence of God Featured

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In recent days, I’ve thought much about the providence of God. Why did God allow a doctor to be on the street at the specific intersection in Edinburgh, Scotland at the precise moment of my daughter’s diabetic seizure? That moment has promoted my examination of a thousand other daily...

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On a fairly regular basis, I have people who reach out to me for local church recommendations as they’re planning a big move across state lines. Sometimes I have connections to that area and sometimes I have no church that I could recommend. When I evaluate a church for recommendation, there...

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This past week, my family and I witnessed the kind and meticulous providence of God at work in a terrible situation. While I typically don’t spend much time writing about personal matters on this blog, today I felt that I should tell the story of God’s providence and miracle working...

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If you attend many evangelical churches in America, you are likely to see the entire church worship center arranged around a stage for a band so that the people can see the show that happens on a weekly basis. At North Point Community Church in Atlanta where Andy Stanley serves as pastor,...

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If you’ve been a member within a local church for any length of time, you know that being engaged with a church family has both highs and lows associated with it—much like your nuclear family. 

This past week, as we gathered for our quarterly membership meeting, we reviewed items of...

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One of the great tragedies of our day has been parade of testimonies of women who have been abused by men within the corporate world, the political world, and yes, even within the Church. These women bear deep wounds as a result of sexual assault, rape, and various other forms of sexual misconduct....

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 00:20

The Fruit and Root of Slander Featured

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Perhaps you remember the little line, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” I was taught that idea in my elementary school as a boy by well-meaning teachers. However, that little line is simply not true. Names do hurt people and in fact, they can leave...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 00:08

Two B’s That Must Accompany Our Evangelism Featured

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When we become followers of Christ, it’s often the case within many evangelical circles that a very shallow and pragmatic approach to evangelism is immediately taught and modeled. So, what should our evangelism look like and why is this such a vitally important thing to get right from the...

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