Adam · Adam & Eve · Creation · Genesis · Human · Humanity · Image of God · Imago Dei · Racism

The Gospel and the Sin of Racism: Created Perfectly as One Race (Part 1)

Racism is a deep discussion which cannot be addressed quickly. Even as I intend to break this up into several segments, we need to understand that much of this is just the tip of the iceberg.  My goal for this series is not to affirm certain political stances or groups, but the Gospel of Jesus… Continue reading The Gospel and the Sin of Racism: Created Perfectly as One Race (Part 1)

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Are Friends Necessary?

In an age of social media, we may be tempted to think that friends are not necessary. It’s not that people believe that no relationship is necessary, but some question whether that face-to-face friendship is really needed. This may come as a result of those who are younger who spend much more time socially interacting… Continue reading Are Friends Necessary?

Church · Service · Worship

Is Church for Worship or a Show – About God or You?

To those who take time to read through a blog post asking this question, I believe we are probably already on the same page. Let me encourage you to continue reading so that you can both check your heart, and be able to correctly contend with others. The question is, whether church is for worship… Continue reading Is Church for Worship or a Show – About God or You?

Cross · Cross-Centered · Gospel · Gospel Centered · Jesus · Jesus-Centered

Gospel-Centered Resources

I have written several times in the past on the importance and theological accuracy of Gospel-centered theology. Cross-, Jesus-centered. Many have asked me for resources on how to study Gospel-centered theology. I have created a short bibliography that you may find helpful. Although I have not read every one of these books, I have read… Continue reading Gospel-Centered Resources

Bible Study · Church · Church Life · Ministry · Pastoring · Theology

Three Ways to Support Your Pastor’s Theology

I am blessed to pastor a small church in the hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania for more than 12 years. This church has been a blessing to me in many ways. I want to share one important way they have supported me, hoping to inspire other churches to do the same: continued theological study. I will… Continue reading Three Ways to Support Your Pastor’s Theology

Old Testament · Ten Commandments

Oppression or Freedom from the 10 Commandments?

Many people believe that God and Scripture are both oppressive, enslaving people who follow the ways of God, holding people down and back. God, or “religion,” is trying to run our lives, and therefore ruin our lives. One example that people give is in the 10 Commandments. The commands are seen as tyrannical rules by… Continue reading Oppression or Freedom from the 10 Commandments?

Death · James

Death Beyond Death

We all must deal with death at some point. At times, while sad, it is beautiful. Consider the elderly saint who lived a long and simple life, quietly passing during the night while sleeping. Nothing overly special about this person, but a well-lived life. Then there is devastating death: a young person killed in a… Continue reading Death Beyond Death

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How to Thrive in Personal Conflict with Jeremy Yeckley Part 3: The Hope for Lasting Peace

Jeremy Yeckley is a friend of Tim Madden, and a guest blogger from time to time on Maddening Theology. He works with Tabernacle Bible Church in Honesdale, PA, and Foundations Christian Counseling across Northeastern Pennsylvania, and around the country. He is a gifted counselor, communicator, and leader. You can read Part 1 & Part 2… Continue reading How to Thrive in Personal Conflict with Jeremy Yeckley Part 3: The Hope for Lasting Peace

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How to Thrive in Personal Conflict with Jeremy Yeckley Part 2 The Truth Behind Conflict

Jeremy Yeckley is a friend of Tim Madden, and a guest blogger from time to time on Maddening Theology. He works with Tabernacle Bible Church in Honesdale, Pa, and Foundations Christian Counseling across northeastern Pennsylvania, and around the country. He is a gifted counselor, communicator, and leader. You can read part 1 to this series… Continue reading How to Thrive in Personal Conflict with Jeremy Yeckley Part 2 The Truth Behind Conflict

Conflict · Guest Blogger · Jeremy Yeckley

How to Thrive in Personal Conflict with Jeremy Yeckley Part 1: Your natural tendencies for responding to conflict

Jeremy Yeckley is a friend of Tim Madden and guest blogger from time to time on Maddening Theology. He works with Tabernacle Bible Church in Honesdale, PA, and Foundations Christian Counseling across Northeastern Pennsylvania and around the country. He is a gifted counselor, communicator, and leader. What memories, images, and feelings does the word conflict… Continue reading How to Thrive in Personal Conflict with Jeremy Yeckley Part 1: Your natural tendencies for responding to conflict