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Wasn’t Biblical Alcohol Just Grape Juice?

Recently I published an article called, “A Biblical Defense to Drinking to the Glory of God.” People texted me, privately messaged me, and gave over 100 comments on social media. Many were in support, others wondered if I had left the faith. Some asked well-pointed questions. Others, well, others tried, ha. The #1 question: “Wasn’t… Continue reading Wasn’t Biblical Alcohol Just Grape Juice?

Death · Grief · Hope · Jesus · Revelation · Suffering · Uncategorized

Christians Are Not Called to Skip the Grieving Process

As a pastor, one of the things that I deal with is death. I have officiated in the burial of  many people: young and old, rich and poor, those who claim Christ, and those who do not. For Christians, there is a different perspective on death than unbelievers. When we lose a Christian, we grieve… Continue reading Christians Are Not Called to Skip the Grieving Process

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Merry Christmas 2021

We know that most people’s holidays are very busy. We appreciate all of the support for this blog. Your encouragement and response are part of what has pushed us to publish almost 300 articles. We just wanted to take this time to wish you a Merry Christmas. May Jesus be your focus this season. The… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2021

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Identify and Reject False Prophets

One of the many abuses of current theology regards false prophets. This is nothing new, but with the era of the internet, you can easily find false prophecies in every corner of the world wide web. Christians must be able to identify false prophets, understand the consequence of false prophecy, how God feels about false… Continue reading Identify and Reject False Prophets

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Top Five Blogs Posts of 2020

Every year we like to publish the most read articles of the year. This lets you know what other “Maddening Theology” readers have the most interest in. Below are links to the top five most read articles from our site in 2020. #5 Identifying Marks of the Mark of the Beast #4 Adam’s First Words… Continue reading Top Five Blogs Posts of 2020

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Hope When Life Falls Apart

Job’s Anti-Creation Curse Lament and Hope Many Christians push a picture of Christianity as running through a field of unicorns and lollipops. Right from the start, we will say that Christian life brings joy and hope. It turns sorrow into gladness once we depend on God and know what He is doing, and trust what… Continue reading Hope When Life Falls Apart

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13 Commitments for Christians Talking Politics: An Overview

I have written a four-part series on how Christians should talk about politics. This is really a list of commitments I am trying to make as a Christian during an election season, and I ask that you would make it with me. With so many things covered, I thought it would be good to synthesize… Continue reading 13 Commitments for Christians Talking Politics: An Overview

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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?

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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