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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

Forgiveness · Friendship · God's Word · Husband · Relationships · Satire · Wife

How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

People are always asking, me,”Tim, I’m in a great relationship, but have a small problem with that relationship right now. How can I make sure it’s never fixed?“ Here are five easy tips to make sure your relationship stays broken. Wait as long as you can to deal with the problem. Let the problem fester.… Continue reading How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

Gospel · Jesus · Marriage · Premarital Sex · Sex

Why Christians Believe in Marriage Before Sex

Throughout the latter part of last century there was a lot of  “legalism” in the church. There are many different kinds of legalism,  but I am referring to the kind which adds laws to God‘s laws. Many churches, pastors, and Christians started to move away from this in the new millennia. Again I’m not specifically… Continue reading Why Christians Believe in Marriage Before Sex

Church Life · Conflict · Leadership · Marriage · Resolution

Praise in Public, Confront in Private

I first heard the phrase, “Praise in public, confront in private,” years ago. I was with a group of leaders from my church and we were at a conference in Rochester, NY. The speaker talked about how this was one of the policies that they had in their church. Conflict is one of the things… Continue reading Praise in Public, Confront in Private