In a previous article we talked about root sins. We addressed the three root sins: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. These sins were identified with Eve in the garden. Satan later used these root sins to tempt Jesus. Then John, in John 2:16 reaffirms these three root sins.… Continue reading Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins
For years I have had this nasty bush on the side of my house. It probably isn’t a bush, but it’s not a tree, whatever it is, it is nasty. I have chopped the thing down about every other year, and it always comes back. I’ve even got a little below the dirt, and all… Continue reading Root Sins: Part I Identifying Root Sins
There are many people who can grow spiritually at their church. The problem many people have is not a lack of opportunities to grow, but they are not taking advantage of those opportunities. I am going to list some ways to spiritually grow at our church. If you are reading this, and attending another church,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Spiritually Grow at Your Church
My secularistic, atheistic, evolutionary friends are always questioning and grilling me about Creation. I am alright with this . That being said, I’d like to turn the tables for a week. Here are four questions I have for atheists. Things that I believe the burden of proof is on an atheistic secular evolutionist. I am not… Continue reading 4 Questions for Atheistic Evolutionists
This is a multi-week series about gray areas and disagreements in the Christian life. In Part One we discussed the fact that there are gray areas in the Christian life, and at times Christians have different views and both can be right. In Part Two, we discussed how Christians should be making decisions about gray areas.… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART III Who are the Weak Christians?
This is a multi week series on how to disagree as Christians. It deals specifically with disagreeing about gray areas. The first article dealt with the idea that there are gray areas of the Christian faith. While they may be few and far between, there are times where Christians can rightfully disagree about an issue… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART II How Do I Make Decisions about Gray Areas?
If you grew up in certain denominations or religious circles, you would think that the Christian life is entirely black and white. That everything is as easy as love others and don’t murder. Most of the Christian life is very basic, and we end up complicating things. We make things harder than they need to… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART I Are There Gray Areas?
I’ve met a few guys in life who like to “play the field,” guys who are interested in dating several women at once. I used to think this was a bad thing, but I think I figured out how to use it to my advantage. Some guys just go on random dates with random girls.… Continue reading Why I Date Three Women at Once
At this point in life, Shannon and I have been married for almost 13 years. She cares for the women of our church, and enjoys ministering to them. She is an avid reader for as long as I have known her. I asked her to put together a list of books for Christian women. Here… Continue reading 5 Books for Christian Women by Shannon Madden
When you think of the Holy Spirit, what comes to mind? We have a variety of answers depending on what branch of theology you come from or currently reside. I don’t think that the theology of the Holy Spirit is as complex as we think He is. I think some of it has to do… Continue reading Don’t Use the Holy Spirit for Laziness