debt · Money · Planning · Slavery · Work

3 Quick Tips from God on Money

It is interesting to note that God talks more about money in the New Testament than Heaven. It is not that money is more important than Heaven. Actually many times when He is talking about money, He is talking about Heaven. Money can keep us from following God. If you follow God and obey Him,… Continue reading 3 Quick Tips from God on Money

Envy · Kindness · Love · Marriage · patience

Three Practical Marriage Tips

If we were to take a poll of wedding ceremonies and which passages are most read, chances are I Corinthians 13 would be at the top.  Dozens of couples I have performed a ceremony for over the years, had someone read I Corinthians 13 during nuptials.  Now the context of I Corinthians 13 is not… Continue reading Three Practical Marriage Tips

Comfort · Encouragement · Rest · Strength · Worry

Five Quick Verses of Comfort and Encouragement

We all need comfort and encouragement for different reasons. Today I want to give you some for your arsenal.  These are great to memorize, or write down to carry around with you. We always need words of wisdom to offer others as well. WHEN YOU NEED STRENGTH: Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint,… Continue reading Five Quick Verses of Comfort and Encouragement

Church · isolation · Pendulum Swing · Unity · Worship

Christianity Without the Church?

For centuries many have thought that the church building was the church. We even use phrases today like, “Let’s go to church.” We know by that we mean, “Let’s go to the church service at the building where Christians meet.” We are moving (in some areas) into a proper understanding of the true definition of… Continue reading Christianity Without the Church?

James · Tongue · Work

Guys, You Can’t Talk Differently at Work and Home

When we talk to people, depending on who we are talking to, is it fine to talk different ways to different people? Are there different situations that we can say different things in front of different people? I think it depends.  WHEN WE CAN SAY DIFFERENT THINGS When  can we say different things depending on… Continue reading Guys, You Can’t Talk Differently at Work and Home

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Christian, Don’t Expect to Always be Liked

I don’t expect that if you are reading this, you are here to feel good about yourself. Although, I think if you hang on until the end you will be encouraged. There are some promises and perspectives that potentially will help you have a better fight in this life. Essentially, all of us want to… Continue reading Christian, Don’t Expect to Always be Liked

Book of Common Prayer · David · Habakkuk · Job · Prayer · Psalms

When You Should Talk to God Instead of Pray

We live in a culture where people have fallen away from the practice of praying. Prayer has always been a staple of Christian life. It says, “God, I can’t do this without you, I need you.” It’s a reliance on someone who is really in control. When I suggest we talk to God verses praying,… Continue reading When You Should Talk to God Instead of Pray

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2019 Favorites

We had another great year at Maddening Theology. We hope you appreciate the  articles  we published. To celebrate another fantastic year, here are the top ten most read articles of 201. We believe they will be of interest to you as well. Contentment Versus Complacency Christian, Rethink Saying “OMG” Interviewing Douglas Kaine McKelvey of “Every… Continue reading 2019 Favorites

anxiety · Habakkuk · wickedness · Worry

What Christians Should do in an Unjust, Wicked World

The things that we worry about are amazing. It seems like even when all is calm, we go fishing for more things to worry about. Our society is one of the most materially-provided for in the history of the world right now, yet anxiety and stress are at an all-time high. Recently I was at… Continue reading What Christians Should do in an Unjust, Wicked World