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Bible Study Helps: Joshua

Mar 5, 2018

If you have been faithfully reading your three and a bit chapters of Scripture a day to get through the Bible in a year, beginning with Genesis 1 on January 1, then you should be up to the book of

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Oprah, Pence and Hearing From God

Mar 4, 2018

Anyone following American politics and the culture wars that are going on there will know of two recent cases of the concept of ‘hearing from God’ or ‘God speaking to me’ being thrown around in the popular discussion. For a

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Notable Christians: Billy Graham

Mar 2, 2018

I had not planned to write a piece on the passing of the great evangelist Billy Graham. After all, what more could be said about the man that hasn’t already been said a million times over? But watching the very

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Transgenderism and Scripture Twisting

Mar 2, 2018

The homosexual activists have long sought to rewrite the Bible in order to make their lifestyle appear to be scripturally acceptable. They have failed big time in this, but the latest case of sexual and social militancy, transgenderism, is seeking

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“I Hope I am Good Enough”

Feb 28, 2018

When it comes to our eternal destiny, we want to try to make sure we have things right. We want to have some assurance that we are right with God in this life so we can live together with him

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Recommended Reading on War and Peace

Feb 27, 2018

There would be many thousands of volumes written on the issues of war and peace, and for good reason. Issues of life and death are fundamental, and we need to have some sort of ethical framework by which we assess

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Transgenderism and Scripture

Feb 26, 2018

Perhaps 40 or 50 years ago I could have gotten away with writing a few articles on homosexuality from a biblical point of view. But as the militant movement spread, and its tentacles reached everywhere, including in the churches and

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Social Media Wars

Feb 24, 2018

In the ‘old days’ the newly created social media platforms like MySpace were designed to help people more easily connect with one another, share news, keep in touch, and so on. And like many new technologies, some did really well

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More Lessons From the Life of Whitefield

Feb 23, 2018

The other day I penned a piece about the life and ministry of the great evangelist George Whitefield. It was largely based on the two-volume, 1200-page biography by Arnold Dallimore. There are so many lessons for us today that we

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Lessons from the Life of Whitefield

Feb 19, 2018

For those few ferociously faithful followers of this website, you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here for the past few days. That is because I have been rather busy, and the main thing occupying my

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Suffering as Divine Discipline

Feb 18, 2018

Suffering is a universal phenomenon. We all suffer in various ways, and we all have questions as to why we do. Like Job of old, we may have plenty of questions about suffering, but we may not always get the

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Jeremiah and the Suffering of God

Feb 14, 2018

The true prophet identifies with and represents the people of God before God, but he also identifies with and represents God before the people of God. Jeremiah is a classic example of this. Here I want to highlight both of

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Adoption Versus Surrogacy

Feb 13, 2018

Many people arguing for the moral and social legitimacy of surrogacy will rather recklessly throw out the issue of adoption, believing that the two are quite similar things. But the truth is, they could not be more different. This is

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Who Is Your Spiritual Mentor?

Feb 11, 2018

Most Christians have someone in their lives who has inspired them, encouraged them, helped to disciple them, and who they greatly look up to. Often it is a Christian friend or a pastor or someone from a local fellowship. But

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