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The Bible is Not a Magic Book

If you’re like me, you were raised with a great deal of respect for the Bible. In fact, many times this respect was misappropriated. I knew that the Bible was God’s Word and that it was powerful and alive. It was efficacious, to use a theological term. It didn’t return void. If used properly, it […]

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Apologetics Brick by Brick

As I prepare to write a review for Andy Bannister’s newest book The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist or the Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments, it occurred to me that the only thing worse than a bad argument for Christianity may be no argument for Christianity. Andy may not agree and to be sure, I mean […]

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Whistling Dixie Past the Graveyard of Racism

Unless you’ve had your head buried in the cultural sandlot, you’re probably beginning to see racial issues in America as more complicated than before.Once relegated by the cultural elitists to the South, racism has become a chasm that threatens the neo-patriotic idea of indivisibility more like a cracked windshield than a geographic fault-line. It’s fissures […]

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Discipline is Essential to the Church

Church just ain’t what it used to be. For so many good people in so many good places, church is lacking. Church planters say that churches are lacking focus. Churches need to focus on outreach, focus on becoming a part of the community, focus on worship, and the list goes on. In my humble opinion, […]