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

Persecution

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

Counseling · Death · Encouragement · God's Will · Good · Truth

Why Might the Good Die Young

If you have been around for any length of time in life, you know someone who might have passed away at a young age. Now, young is relative. When I was 12,  my cousin passed away at the age of 15. For others, they have lost a spouse in their 50’s or 60’s. Compared to… Continue reading Why Might the Good Die Young

Missions · Unity

What Indian Christians Taught Me about Unity in Christ

I had another amazing opportunity to go overseas. Our small group recently returned from serving in India. The things we saw and were able to take part in were truly amazing. The Indian people were very friendly, kind, and welcoming to us.  There is one thing I would like to point out which was very… Continue reading What Indian Christians Taught Me about Unity in Christ

Bitterness · Cross · Forgiveness · Gospel · Grace

How to Get Rid of Bitterness

When we talk about bitterness, we need to first define it. We are not talking about a bitter cup of coffee or candy bar. We are talking about the attitude carried by some people. Bitterness often comes from feeling wronged. We get angry, disappointed, and become resentful of those who have hurt us. If we… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Bitterness

Adam · Affirmation · Genesis · Love Languages · Marriage

Adam’s First Words to His Wife

Several years ago a local church had a small marriage enrichment weekend retreat. Our church was invited and several couples attended. It was a great time for everyone to get away from the kids, hear God’s Word, and take time to focus on growing our marriages. The speaker that weekend was Doug Finkbeiner, a Christian… Continue reading Adam’s First Words to His Wife