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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

Bill Boekestein · Christians · Good Works · Grace · Guest Blogger · Jesus · Salvation · Serve

Why Good Works Aren’t Enough

For several years Bill Boekestein and I ministered in neighboring towns in Northeastern PA. I have always found Bill thoughtful and someone who attempts to be in line with Scripture. He is today’s guest blogger. This article was first published in “Core Christianity” June 16, 2022. Many of us struggle with gifts. We like receiving… Continue reading Why Good Works Aren’t Enough

Christian Disciplines · Christians · Jesus · Satan · Temptation

Be Aware of Satan’s Attacks

We need to know our enemy and how he works. If we know who Satan is and how he works, we can use this to our advantage. We can be prepared for temptations and attacks. Matthew 4:1-11 gives us the story of the temptation of Jesus. Satan tempts Jesus and we can see how he… Continue reading Be Aware of Satan’s Attacks

Christians · Church Life · Generosity · Give · Local Church · Money · Tithe

15 Myths about Giving and Church Part II

This is a three part series covering 15 myths about giving and church. Last week we looked at the first five: it’s my money; I’m too poor to give; I don’t give, but I serve; my church doesn’t need my money; and giving ends at 10%. This week we will cover five more myths about… Continue reading 15 Myths about Giving and Church Part II

Christians · Church · Church Life · Congregation · Online Church · Pastoring · Pastors · Preaching

6 Benefits of Live Local Preaching

Many people have been told recently that online “church” is a fine substitute for church. I have written articles listing 8 reasons why I find that to not be true. You can read them here (link) and here (link).  One of the reasons I think we still need (and are called to gather) as local… Continue reading 6 Benefits of Live Local Preaching

Christians · Faith · Fall away · Health · Health & Wealth Gospel · Prayer

Consequences of Health and Wealth Theology

Part II Destroying the Faith of Man In the last article we looked at how the health and wealth gospel puts God’s Sovereignty under attack. The health and wealth gospel simply states that if you believe in God and follow Him you will be healthy and wealthy. But that’s not God’s plan for all of… Continue reading Consequences of Health and Wealth Theology

Blessing · Christians · Church · Dad · Fathers · Poor · Poverty

The False Accusation: Churches Don’t Bless Society

There is an accusation for several years, maybe even decades, that churches are not blessing the society around them. They are not taking care of people within their communities, and part of the ills of society are because the church is failing to care for the poor and weak. This accusation is usually coming from… Continue reading The False Accusation: Churches Don’t Bless Society

Christians · Disciple · Exclusivity · Gospel · Jesus · Obey

Is the Gospel Inclusive or Exclusive?

Do you think Christianity is inclusive or exclusive? Who is allowed in and how are they allowed in? We need to understand that the cross of Christ is both inclusive and exclusive. HOW THE CROSS IS INCLUSIVE The cross is inclusive in that there are no barriers to who is invited, who is able to… Continue reading Is the Gospel Inclusive or Exclusive?

Christians · Culture · Government · Obey

Should Christians Obey Government No Matter What?

During trying times of government overreach we tend to ask these types of questions. When things are easy and peaceful, we are less likely to bring them up. Because of this, we often are left unprepared when a switch in rule happens. Let’s ask the question, should Christians obey the government no matter what? GOD… Continue reading Should Christians Obey Government No Matter What?

Bible Study · Christians · Church · Doctrine · Ephesians · Gospel · Sermon

Should Sermons Teach the Gospel, Doctrine, or Practical Application?

There is a question of what a sermon should entail. Should a sermon be focused on doctrine, the Gospel, or practical application? Your answer may differ depending on the type of church you grew up in or attend now. Those who grew up in what are considered liturgical churches most likely grew up in Gospel-heavy… Continue reading Should Sermons Teach the Gospel, Doctrine, or Practical Application?