Love · Nice · Speak · Truth

Being Nice is Not the 11th Commandment

A pervasive idea today is that being nice equals being Christian. It is used as a bludgeoning stick in today’s area of debate to attempt to control people in their thoughts, actions, and words. In some circles, even religious ones, being nice has become the 11th commandment. But if we look to Scripture, is it… Continue reading Being Nice is Not the 11th Commandment

Church Life · Imago Dei · Securlarism · Spiritual Growth

You’re a Person and a Project

There is a phrase being thrown around like a rag doll in Christian circles: “I’m a person not a project.” The phrase is accusatory at best, and misleading at worse. It is a pendulum swing in the idea of Christian discipleship, and we need to carefully dissect it. We should continually seek what God wants… Continue reading You’re a Person and a Project

False Prophets · Prophecy · Revelation · Uncategorized

Identify and Reject False Prophets

One of the many abuses of current theology regards false prophets. This is nothing new, but with the era of the internet, you can easily find false prophecies in every corner of the world wide web. Christians must be able to identify false prophets, understand the consequence of false prophecy, how God feels about false… Continue reading Identify and Reject False Prophets

Blue Collar · Dad · Jesus · Job

In Praise of Dads in the Labor Force

In our current culture, there seems to be a lack of respect for dads working in the labor force. These blue-collar fathers get up and grind it out every day. You know the guys working in a garage, construction, or some other hands-on job.  This is, in part, because we have elevated white-collar and/or technological… Continue reading In Praise of Dads in the Labor Force

Bible Study · Cross Reference

The Whole Counsel of God, Bible Study Part IV

This series is aimed at helping you study the Bible. Parts I-III cover: how to read the passage, how to study the context of the passage, and how to understand the meaning of the words of the passage. Step four will look at the whole counsel of God. In Acts 20:27 the apostle Paul speaks… Continue reading The Whole Counsel of God, Bible Study Part IV

Children · Mother · Prayer · Proverbs

Praise for Boring, Faithful Moms

Let me start out by saying I’m not a mom, so my deficiency starts there. But I have three advantages that would allow me to write such an article. First, this might surprise you, but I have a mom. I’ve observed her my whole life and how she functions, loves others, and how she has… Continue reading Praise for Boring, Faithful Moms

Bible Study · Define · Romans 8:28 · Word Definition

Defining Terms is Vital to Bible Study Part III

We have talked a lot about how to study your Bible. Just picking it up and reading will provide knowledge of God and blessings to your life. If you know how to study your Bible, you will have a better grasp of what is being written and who God is. The first two parts to… Continue reading Defining Terms is Vital to Bible Study Part III

Kindness · Nice

God Never Said to be Nice

When it comes to words and definitions, our current society spins them to their agenda. This becomes very confusing when we attempt to have a conversation. If we are using the same words with different meanings, we make assumptions in the conversation that may lead us to even more hostility. First, when speaking of niceness… Continue reading God Never Said to be Nice

Christ Centered · Christ like · Godliness · Holiness

Are You Too Godly for God?

There is a misunderstanding today that Christianity is synonymous with conservatism. This is easily misunderstood in our current climate because of what a true conservative (not necessarily Republican but conservative) believes. When it comes to how we conserve finances, what we believe about traditional marriage, and other important issues, we may jump to the conclusion… Continue reading Are You Too Godly for God?

Books · Glenn Sunshine · James W. Sire · Philosophy · Ronald H. Nash · Worldview

Christian Philosophy and Worldview – Read These 5 Books

I believe that philosophy is integral to the Christian life. The way we think about things is important in understanding who we are and Who God is. For centuries philosophy and logic were part of the curriculum for every child, but this sadly was phased out over the last 100 years. Because of this, most… Continue reading Christian Philosophy and Worldview – Read These 5 Books