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

Christ like · Ephesians · Home · Husband · Leadership · Marriage · Submission · Wife

The Atheist-Twisted Lie About Christian Marriage

Atheists and other anti-Christian groups love to attack Scripture. It makes sense. They are not Christians so they try to find any chink in the armor to justify themselves and their lifestyles. One such area they think they’ve achieved this is within Christian marriage, or better yet – how women are treated within Christian marriages.… Continue reading The Atheist-Twisted Lie About Christian Marriage

Christ · Cross · Fool · Jesus · Love · Winsomeness

Did Everybody Love Jesus?

There is a current mindset among woke Christians that winsomeness is the highest virtue. They believe the way to win people to Jesus is to get them to like you and only speak well of you. What this often leads to is not confronting people with their sin, therefore not preaching the gospel of Jesus… Continue reading Did Everybody Love Jesus?

Thankful · Thanksgiving

5 Reasons Christians can be Thankful this Thanksgiving

Christians have a plethora of reasons to be thankful. Thankfulness should be in our spirit every day, not just once a year. As we focus on being thankful, here are five reasons Christians can be thankful this Thanksgiving. #1 Be thankful that everything is a gift from God. I Timothy 4:4  “For everything created by… Continue reading 5 Reasons Christians can be Thankful this Thanksgiving

Galatians · Glory of God · Good News · Gospel · Grace · Paul · Peace

The Apostle Paul’s 5 Gospel Declarations

In the book of Galatians the apostle Paul spends most of the book talking about grace. He tells us how we receive it, the fact that we cannot earn it, and how we should live in light of the fact that salvation is by grace. However, in the first chapter of Galatians, he makes five… Continue reading The Apostle Paul’s 5 Gospel Declarations

God's Word · Grace · Love · Mercy

The Difference Between Grace and Mercy

Grace and mercy are major themes throughout Scripture. They are both such a blessing to us, but have very different meanings. Often people confuse the two terms because of their similarities. Let’s simplify them here. We are going to oversimplify the terms here, so note that this is not an in-depth study. GRACE: RECEIVING A… Continue reading The Difference Between Grace and Mercy

anxiety · God's Timing · Holy Spirit · Meditation · patience · Peace · Worry

3 Verses to Meditate on Instead of Worrying

Worry and anxiety have taken over society. We are overwhelmed by news from every corner of the earth. Social media wants us to believe that everyone is living some perfect life, while we are insufficient. So instead of worrying, here are three verses to think about and meditate on. REPLACE WORRY WITH PRAYER Prayer says,… Continue reading 3 Verses to Meditate on Instead of Worrying

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Our 6th Anniversary of Maddening Theology

Our Top 10 Most read Articles October marks our 6th anniversary of Maddening Theology, publishing over 300 articles on this site “attempting to make simple the deep things of God.” We actively work to build up believers and teach those who do not know God about Him and His wondrous salvation. Here are the top… Continue reading Our 6th Anniversary of Maddening Theology

Atonement · Forgiveness · Jesus · Justice

Two Options to Pay for Your Sin

A Study of Judas and Peter The stories of Judas and Peter are way more similar than we might think. Both rejected Christ leading up to the cross. Judas did so through betrayal, and Peter through denial (both stories are found in Matthew 26-27). While both men turned on Jesus, there is a huge difference… Continue reading Two Options to Pay for Your Sin

Blessing · Control · Dominion · Family · Fathers · Men · Time · Work · Worship

God-Given Kingdom Domains for Men Part 2

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. To learn about ruling our finances, emotions,… Continue reading God-Given Kingdom Domains for Men Part 2