Caesar · Glenn Sunshine · Government · Philosophy · Politics · Protestant Resistance Theory

3 Christian Books on Government Overreach

For the Christian, the government is an interesting animal. God Himself has ordained the government as a blessing for our benefit. At the same time there are many passages in Scripture warning us of government overreach into our lives, and to be alert of corruption. I would like to share three books with you from… Continue reading 3 Christian Books on Government Overreach

Atheist · Evil · Pain · Problem of Evil

Do Atheists Want God to Make Them Robots?

 God and the Problem of Evil Part 3 God created the world perfect, without sin, and “good.” Adam and the angels had free will to choose to follow God or do what they wanted. Several angels and Adam and Eve decided to choose sin, cursing the world. Here’s the irony I often hear from atheists:… Continue reading Do Atheists Want God to Make Them Robots?

Church · Communion · Encouragement · Faith · Good Works

4 Blessings of In-Person Worship

Over the last year, the global pandemic forced decisions by churches to worship in-person or online. I do not want to debate what individuals should be doing right now. I do, however, want to discuss the blessings of in-person worship, which we can’t experience online. 1. Proclamation of Salvation through Communion Communion is a corporate… Continue reading 4 Blessings of In-Person Worship

Adam & Eve · Creation · Genesis · New Heaven & New Earth · Problem of Evil · Satan

The Creation of Evil

God and the Problem of Evil Part 2 We continue to explore why there is evil and sin in the world if God is supposed to be good. We have already seen how God sometimes uses what we could consider evil as something which is actually good. He often ministers pain to try to save… Continue reading The Creation of Evil

Apologetics · C.S. Lewis · Evil · God · Pain

God and the Problem of Evil

Part #1 When God Ministers Pain “If God is good, how can there be evil in the world?’ This question of the ages is referred to as “The Problem of Evil.” The question itself is excellent and complex. Through the next couple blog series, I will attempt to answer that very question.  The first thing… Continue reading God and the Problem of Evil

Guest Blogger · Sin · William Boekestein

Sin is Expensive. Here are 6 Costs

For several years Bill and I ministered in neighboring towns in Northeastern PA. I have always found Bill thoughtful, and someone who attempts to be in line with Scripture. He is today’s guest blogger. This article was first published on “The Gospel Coalition” website on November 2, 2020. We never sin for free. There is… Continue reading Sin is Expensive. Here are 6 Costs

Jesus · Jesus First · Jesus-Centered · Media · Social media

When the Media Puts the Weight of the World on You

Let’s turn the clock back several decades to see our interaction with the media. The average person would go to work, or care for their family at home, and watch the nightly news for half an hour, and then get the clan to bed.  Of course that is not the same today. In fact, many… Continue reading When the Media Puts the Weight of the World on You

Emotion · Finances · Kingdom of God · Sex

God-Given Kingdom Domains for Men

I have written quite a bit about “the Kingdom of God.” First, I wrote about “Basics of the Kingdom of God.” Then “How to Live in the Kingdom of God.” Also “Adam’s Kingdom Success, Failure, and Hope.” I have also provided resources for studying the kingdom of God. In this article I would like to… Continue reading God-Given Kingdom Domains for Men

Adam · Garden · Genesis · Hebrews · Kingdom of God · Kingdom of Heaven

Adam’s Kingdom Success, Failure, and Hope

When we think about Adam, we often think about His sin and failure. Partially because  it is such a devastating blow to mankind. It was sin that brought sin to all mankind. Romans 5:12 says, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to… Continue reading Adam’s Kingdom Success, Failure, and Hope

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Top Five Blogs Posts of 2020

Every year we like to publish the most read articles of the year. This lets you know what other “Maddening Theology” readers have the most interest in. Below are links to the top five most read articles from our site in 2020. #5 Identifying Marks of the Mark of the Beast #4 Adam’s First Words… Continue reading Top Five Blogs Posts of 2020