For Mature Christians Only

I once had a pastor tell me the sign of a mature Christian was the ability to hold on to two seemingly contradictory concepts without becoming an extremist in either direction. I think he was on to something. Let me give you an example. I know people who counsel others in sin that their chief […]

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On Colin Kaepernick

I heard today Colin Kaepernick has still not been signed by any NFL team. The rumor is that no one wants to sign Kaepernick because no one wants the baggage that comes with him. The baggage is the need he feels to use television broadcasts on game day as a stage to make political statements. […]

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What Is Secular Work?

When I was a young Christian, I used the term “secular” when referring to a non-ministry work. After I learned about the philosophical error of dualism, I began putting the word secular in quotation marks when referring to non-ministry work. After the prior post, I decided it was time to address the concept head-on and […]

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Six Kingdom Questions: Part 5

I promised to go lawyer on the issue of the kingdom of God, asking the Who, What, When, Why, and Where questions about the Kingdom. We’ve now and asked and answered four of those questions. Now it is time to ask the Who question. Who are the people relative to the kingdom of God? No […]

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Six Kingdom Questions: Part 3

We’ve looked at what the Kingdom is and where it is. Now it’s time to explore the why of the Kingdom. Why does the Kingdom exist? To answer this question, we need to go back to the beginning. In the beginning, God created a paradise on earth. There was beauty, community, provision, abundance, and freedom.  Genesis […]

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