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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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Final Judgment Eternal?

Final Judgment Eternal? When I write about the doctrine of Final Judgement or what’s popularly known as Hell, I don’t take it lightly. Just because I’m not going to be there doesn’t mean that it’s a pleasant thing to think about. It is likely that I love people who will experience hell. So, a reason […]

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Perseverance, unfaithfulness, and fear

My fear I am a Calvinist. For some of you I’m positive that when I say that, it brings out negative connotations. For many whose knee-jerk reaction is negative though, you might be surprised how much we have in common doctrinally. One of those important beliefs in which you and I may enjoy unity is […]

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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 […]