Boasting · Bragging · Christians · Good News · Jesus · Praise

4 Ways to Boast in Jesus

The apostle Paul tells us in the book of Galatians that salvation is only by God’s grace. Because we can not earn salvation, but are only given it through God’s grace, we should brag about what God has done in our lives. Here are four practical ways to do that. #1 Praise Him at Church… Continue reading 4 Ways to Boast in Jesus

Beauty · Blessing · Eternity · Rest

4 Ways to Embrace Winter to the Glory of God

For some people winter is a drudgery. It’s something to “get through,” especially for many who live in NEPA. But what if instead of getting through it we could get something out of it. Here are four ways to embrace winter to the glory of God. #1 Use winter to rest and recharge. The first… Continue reading 4 Ways to Embrace Winter to the Glory of God

God's Will · Holy Spirit · Leading · Power

4 Ways the Holy Spirit Guides Us in Life

The Holy Spirit is probably the most misunderstood member of the Trinity. It is important for the believer to know how the Holy Spirit does and does not work. Here are 4 ways the Holy Spirit guides believers. #1 The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin because He… Continue reading 4 Ways the Holy Spirit Guides Us in Life

Common Grace · Fathers · Grace · Special Grace

God Gives His Children Extra Blessings

Common vs Special Grace As a dad, I love doing special things for and with my children. I love taking them out for ice cream or pizza, spending individual time with them. Although, one of my favorites is taking a ninja vacation. This is where my wife and I pack the bags without telling the… Continue reading God Gives His Children Extra Blessings

Church · Church Life · Pastors

How to Keep a Pastor for 15 Years

In October I celebrated 15 years of pastoring Cornerstone Bible Church in Forest City, PA. A lot of people don’t know that this is unusual. Pastor turnover rates are high for much of the country. The average tenure of 3.5 years is now around 6.5 years, depending on the study you read. An improvement, but… Continue reading How to Keep a Pastor for 15 Years

Blessing · Contentment · Context · Controversy · Faith · Following God · God's Word · Meditation · New · Plan · Seek God · Spiritual Growth · Strength · Stress · Trust · Truth · Unity · Wisdom

5 Verses to Start the New Year

God’s Word is powerful and encouraging. Here are five Bible verses that will remind you of this and carry you through the new year. All of these verses are best studied in their context, so take time to look at the surrounding verses. Psalm 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves… Continue reading 5 Verses to Start the New Year

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The Year’s Most Read Articles

Every year we like to let you know what interests your fellow Maddening Theology readers. We put together a list of the 5 most read articles of 2022.  #5 Friendship is Different than Christian Fellowship  #4 Did Everybody Love Jesus? #3 4 Ways to Serve Others like Jesus Served You #2 What is Christian Legalism?… Continue reading The Year’s Most Read Articles

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Merry Christmas from Maddening Theology

We traditionally take the week of Christmas to say, “Merry Christmas!!!” We appreciate all of our readers, and hope that we have blessed you with “attempting to make simple the deep things of God.” May you enjoy this week celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas The Staff at Maddening Theology Thanks… Continue reading Merry Christmas from Maddening Theology

Apologetics · Belief · Crisis · Faith · Galatians · Godly Counsel · Pain · Prayer

5 Ways to Handle a Crisis of Faith

Most people end up going through a crisis of faith at some point in life. A time when they are going to decide if they will stay in the faith or not? This may come through believing God is Who He says He is, or through obeying God the way He says to obey Him.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Handle a Crisis of Faith

Caroling · Christmas · Christmas Music · Hans Bachmann · Jesus · Spiritual Warfare · Warrior

Christmas Music as Weapons of War

For centuries Christians have gathered to sing Christmas songs. One of the many reasons I love Christmas is the music that we sing.  Have you seen the 1887 painting by Hans Bachmann, entitled, “A Christmas Carol in Lucerne?” As a child I have many fond memories of singing Christmas songs from the church hymnal, in children’s… Continue reading Christmas Music as Weapons of War