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May
27

Will a Trained Child Depart?

Will a Trained Child Depart? “Train up a child in the way he should go (on his own customized path), and when he is old/older/grown he will not depart/will return.” (Proverbs 22:6) This passage has given parents and Bible teachers fits for many years. There are lots of different explanations regarding what this text is teaching (including a few I’ve included in the verse above). If we do our job correctly as parents, does that...
Jan
2

Don’t Judge Me, Man!

If there is one verse from the Bible that is universally known nowadays, it is “Judge not, that you be not judged.” I think it has replaced John 3:16 as the best-known verse in Scripture. Christians and non-Christians alike quote this verse to imply that a person should never criticize the bad or sinful behavior of another person. However, that is not what the passage means at all. Quite the...
Nov
27

What Many Non-Christians Think of Christians

What Many Non-Christians Think of Christians A recent national study featured focus groups from around the country. Non-Christians were asked to say the first thing that came to their mind when they thought of a Christian. This is what they said: “Mixguided, crazy, selective hearing, psychologically manipulative, dangerous, hypocrites, corruption, dogma, scamming, indoctrinating kids who are too young to think for themselves (homeschooling),...
Oct
6

How to Win an Argument with a Biblically Literate Christian!

How to Win an Argument with a Biblically Literate Christian! I’ve learned (from Facebook) the fastest ways to be dismissive of someone who has a stronger Biblical argument than you. 1. Say, “Don’t judge me!” This seems to be the only “Bible verse” that EVERYONE knows. They will have no choice but to bow the knee!  2. If that doesn’t work, say, “You are taking the Bible out of context.” This will send them...
Feb
17

Worship: Who Are You to Say What it Is?!

Worship: Who Are You to Say What it Is?! I saw a post on a friend’s Facebook wall the other day. There was a discussion about worship styles (traditional vs. contemporary) and someone made the statement, “Well, who are you to say what is worship and what isn’t?” I can’t get that out of my mind. The person making the statement was implying (I believe) that there is no objective standard by which to determine what is,...

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