Judging · Judgment · Salvation

Should Christians Judge?

Many times over the years I’ve heard people say  Christians should not judge. If one looks directly at Matthew 7:1 where Jesus says, “judge not,” it seems pretty clear. There is no room for judgment. At the same time, if we do not understand the context of what is being taught, we will misinterpret Scripture.… Continue reading Should Christians Judge?

God's Will · Husband · Marriage · Prayer · Wife

3 Times God Doesn’t Answer Prayer

Many people see God as a magic genie when it comes to prayer. Rub the lamp, make your wish (pray) and the genie will provide what you have asked for. Prayer does not work like this. As a result, what happens then is people deduce that either prayer does not work, or that God does… Continue reading 3 Times God Doesn’t Answer Prayer

Daughters · Fathers · Purity · Sex · Sexuality · Song of Solomon

Protecting Our Daughters Sexually

At the point of writing this, my girls are not even 10 yet. Some would say if I was thinking about how to protect them sexually at this age, I’m thinking way too far in advance. I would say others don’t think about it early enough. Before we get into that though, let me say… Continue reading Protecting Our Daughters Sexually

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018

Happy New Year! The staff at MaddeningTheology are taking a break this week.  We thought you would enjoy looking at the top most read articles  of 2018. #1. How Classical Education Changed My Preaching or Let’s Define Our Terms #2. Five Things to Pray for Your Pastor on Sunday Morning #3. Interviewing Douglas Kaine McKelvey… Continue reading Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018

Christmas

Merry Christmas

All of us at Maddening Theology would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. We hope your Christmas is cross-centered , and that you reflect on the greatest gift you have ever been given, Jesus Christ. We also hope that you are able to share it with friends and family. Have a Merry Christmas! Thanks for… Continue reading Merry Christmas

Books · C.S. Lewis · Children · Childrens books · Fiction · Gifts · Guest Blogger · Worldview

Children’s Fiction with Christian Worldviews by Shannon Madden

Shannon is my wife, and mother to our three children. She loves reading, and especially loves reading to our children. She has developed a list of five fiction books, and how they portray the Christian worldview. All of these books would be great gifts for your children. Tim You may have heard the expression that… Continue reading Children’s Fiction with Christian Worldviews by Shannon Madden

Gifts

Cast Iron Gift Guide

For those who are regular readers of the blog, you know that this is a theological and philosophical site. What does cast-iron have to do with Christianity? Nothing. I just want  to share my passion of cast-iron for one week. I have put together a gift buying guide for those who may be interested. Cast-iron… Continue reading Cast Iron Gift Guide

Justice · Non-Aggression Principle · Philosophy · Ten Commandments

The 10 Commandments and Justice

I’ve written several articles in relation to justice. It is one of the ideas that we currently fight over the most in our society. At the same time we can’t even agree on a basic definition of justice. This is one of the many ideas which has divided us today. I have defined justice as… Continue reading The 10 Commandments and Justice

Adoption · Children · Foster Care · Parenting

How Adoption Reflects the Heart of God

For those who are unaware, November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Although my wife and I have not adopted, we have many friends and some relatives who have and have gleaned much from them. I also want to recognize those who have fostered children. First, I am not advocating that everyone adopt. There are some… Continue reading How Adoption Reflects the Heart of God

Advent · Books · Christmas · Jesus' Birth · Nativity

Short Advent Devotionals

I know we haven’t had Thanksgiving yet, and I am not trying to rush us through the holidays either. I want to  share a short list of Advent devotionals that you may be interested in purchasing. Advent is coming soon, and most of these devotionals you can use with the Advent calendar from December 1st… Continue reading Short Advent Devotionals