Parenting for a Spiritual Legacy, Part 1

When you think about parenting, what do you think about?   Maybe… changing diapers discipline safety responsibility sleepless nights ball games dating issues   In general, the concept of parenting is about “raising children” right? That, after all, is what parenting is. It is developing and directing those God has placed in your care.  …

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Sacrifices are Awful and That’s the Point

Recently, I was teaching a New Testament History course for a local college. The course begins by emphasizing some of the major influences of the New Testament including four major Old Testament covenants. This background always brings a lot of interesting comments.   In the course of the conversation, one young lady was growing increasingly…

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IS AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM DYING?

Ash trees are dying at an alarming rate all over the Midwest.  The culprit?  The Emerald Ash Boer.  These trees, however, aren’t dying overnight; it generally takes about 3 years for these insects to kill their host.  Nevertheless, unless some drastic intervention occurs, once they show up they not only kill the tree they infect,…

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Injustice

All the talk of social justice in our culture has me thinking about the nature of injustice.  What is injustice?  How do we define the greatest injustice versus a lesser injustice?  Stuff like that.  Is this nerdy? I looked up the dictionary definition of injustice.  The definitions are not very helpful.  They say things like,…

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