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Archives: "'Winging It"
  •  The whole "Social Justice" juggernaut has been in full combat mode for some time now, but especially in religious circles. I say "religious" because there is a large, self-identified Christian component, but I question the connection of "social justice" and "Christian".…
    January 16, 2019
  • Scripture says, "God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself" (2 Cor 5:19). We've run over that so many times that I suspect we aren't even seeing it. So let's look. What is "reconciliation"? Basically, it is the restoration of friendly relations. Included…
    January 9, 2019
  • I have, for most of my life, suffered from the delusion that I'm good for nothing. Okay, so most of the time it wasn't "good for nothing", but certainly inferior. I've never been "best" at anything. At those rare moments when I started to think I wasn't completely worthless,…
    January 2, 2019
  •  I can't tell you how many times I've heard Christians say, "God accepts you just as you are." I understand the sentiment, but the statement is just not factual. In several places Scripture speaks to the problem of those who will not make it to heaven. One of the obvious (because it comes up a…
    January 2, 2019
  •  We all know that we're supposed to worship God. We (Christians) are clear on this. We get it. Anything else is idolatry. But, just like the kid who asked his dad, "Who made God?", do you ever ask "Who does God worship?" At first look, of course, the question is ridiculous. Well, both of…
    December 26, 2018
  • "I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:10-11,14…
    December 19, 2018
  •  There is a group (I'll call them "PD's") who will tell you that Paul's writings are valid for today -- for the Church -- as opposed to the Gospels, James, John, the Old Testament, Hebrews ... well, any other author in Scripture. Those are not valid for today. They don't give…
    December 12, 2018
  •  Look around. Things get crazy these days. Yes, I know, those darn liberals are out of control. The feminists and leftists and abortionists and ... you know, all "them" guys ... they're just not right. But even in Christendom it's wacky. There's a big-name, well-known, well-loved guy in Houston…
    December 5, 2018
  • In America the standard is "free speech." It's everywhere. Is Facebook wrong for throttling "free speech" for users or is it absolutely right for blocking what it deems "hate speech"? Should universities allow "free speech" on their campuses or should they be "safe spaces"?…
    November 28, 2018
  •  In everything, give thanks (1 Thess 5:18). Like ... ... the standards: - Wife - Parents - Kids - Family - Employment - Living in America - Health - Wealth - Comfort - All the good things ... the less noticed: - Running water - A hot shower - A roof over my head - Transportation - Feet…
    November 21, 2018
  •  We all know that the Garden of Eden was paradise. No sin. No sadness. No error. Until, of course, that crafty serpent (Gen 3:1) came along. What was it that got us thrown under the bus? It wasn't that the serpent was merely making suggestions. It wasn't that the serpent had some good ideas. It wasn't…
    November 14, 2018
  •  Technically, the term "military drill" refers specifically to the mass marching of soldiers, but we know there is more to it than that. The military has "drills" and "exercises" all the time. They send their troops -- sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines -- through simulated events to practice,…
    November 7, 2018
  • There is a mysterious verse in 1John. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. (1 John 3:2) The topic is "What we will be has not yet appeared." The conclusion is "We shall…
    October 31, 2018
  •  My wife watched me put together my taco -- cheese, meat, lettuce, onions, sauce, cheese, cheese, cheese. "Isn't that a little too much cheese?" she asked. "I'm not sure there's such a thing," I quipped. But I'm talking now about the gospel. We know what it is, right? Right? I…
    October 24, 2018
  •  I've already written about various ways we can know if we have eternal life, if we are among the saved. It's interesting that they are mostly behavioral. They are almost entirely rooted in what we do (Matt 7:17-20; Luke 8:15; John 15:8). Mind you, what we do doesn't save,…
    October 17, 2018

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