Book Review · Fred Jacoby · Image of God · Legalism · Thinking · Uncategorized

Book Review: The Black and White Thinking Christian by Fred Jacoby

I was asked to read and review  The Black and White Thinking Christian by my friend Fred Jacoby. Fred Jacoby is the founder and director of Foundations Christian Counseling Services in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has been a friend of mine for years, and we have worked on several projects together through  his counseling ministry and… Continue reading Book Review: The Black and White Thinking Christian by Fred Jacoby

Emotion · Genre · King David · Poetry · Psalms · Relevance · Theology

5 Quick Tips for Understanding the Psalms

When we think of Psalms, we think of comfort. But the Psalms are so much more than that. They provide a wealth of emotion, theology, and information. Here are five quick tips on what to think about while reading the Psalms. A Variety of Authors: When we think about who the Psalms are written by,… Continue reading 5 Quick Tips for Understanding the Psalms

Marriage · Money · Sacrifice · Sex · Time

In Defense of the Christian Husband

I know that this article is going to sound like a defense of myself as a husband, but this is a defense of all Christian husbands. I write in defense of them, because  Christian husbands have been beaten up over the last decade or two by secularists. They believe that Christianity is ruining all spheres… Continue reading In Defense of the Christian Husband

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The Top 5 Articles of 2019

We wanted to share with you what everyone else was reading. Maybe you have missed one of these articles, or maybe a quick refresher would be great. Here are the top five articles which have been read in 2019 by our readers. #1 Christian, Rethink Saying OMG  #2 Contentment Verses Complacency #3 Interviewing Douglas Kaine… Continue reading The Top 5 Articles of 2019

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150 Article Milestone!

Maddening Theology has consistently provided  an article each week since October 26, 2016. We  want to use this week’s blog to say thanks to the thousands of people who have visited our site. There is now a library of helpful articles covering such issues as  parenting, theology, philosophy, marriage and a plethora of other topics… Continue reading 150 Article Milestone!

Creation · Prayer · Psalms · Worry

Instead of Pray, Stare at the Stars

Over the last couple of decades there has been a push to replace God with His creation. You will hear people say things like, “The woods are my church.” By that, they mean that you can worship God just as well, if not better, in the woods. Think about it – there are no distractions;… Continue reading Instead of Pray, Stare at the Stars

Church · Internet · Local Church · Online · Online Church

From the Pew to the Pillow: 3 Things Online Church Cannot Do For You

Over the years I’ve run into people who have moved from the pew to the pillow when it comes to church. They have gone from attending a local church in a physical building, to becoming part of an online church. Their “online church” is where they listen for spiritual guidance, give their time, money, and… Continue reading From the Pew to the Pillow: 3 Things Online Church Cannot Do For You

Eternal Security · Forgiveness · Salvation

Can I Lose My Salvation?

One question I often get from people is, “Can I lose my salvation?” There are several reasons that people ask this. First, some Protestant denominations  teach that you could lose your salvation. Not many of them, but enough that this becomes a question within Christianity. The second reason that people may think that they could… Continue reading Can I Lose My Salvation?

Creation · Garden · Genesis · Good · Gospel

The Gospel Begins With Good

There are many things within Christianity that are tough to deal with for many people. The concept of hell, being a sinner, or sin needing to be punished can be hurdles for people to jump over to get to Jesus. When we read Scripture, we see that some love the cross, and it is foolish… Continue reading The Gospel Begins With Good

Bible Study · Disciple · Discipleship · Gospel · Jesus · John

A Quick Discipleship Guide in John

We use this word “disciple” a lot, but often we either do not define it well, don’t understand it’s fullness, or do not help people practically enough to be able to help actually disciple someone else. The simple goal of Christian discipleship is to help someone follow Jesus better. A disciple is someone who learns,… Continue reading A Quick Discipleship Guide in John