Category Archives: Commentary

I Kissed Christianity Goodbye

Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own … Continue reading

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Think for Yourself

And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation. Romans 15:20 Here’s Paul’s mission statement. It wasn’t formulated after hours of strategic planning, but came … Continue reading

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On Weaker Sisters…

Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense. It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, … Continue reading

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Can’t Fight City Hall

God’s instructions are counter-intuitive. You’d think he’d call for us to resist immoral and evil leaders, but he doesn’t. Instead he calls us to subject ourselves to them in obedience. It’s very hard to do this when you know they’re … Continue reading

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Square Pegs, Round Holes

Modern “megachurches” are normally led by a powerful pastor aided by a huge staff. His power is vested by the people, the majority of whom recognize a collection of spiritual gifts in their leader suitable for pastoring, and consider him … Continue reading

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Hey, Look at Me!

It should be with fear and trepidation that we engage in social media. There seem to be sufficient warnings in God’s word, particularly in Proverbs 27, to counsel against participation. Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what … Continue reading

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Off Scot-Free–Psalm 17

Sometimes you wonder if it’s worth it. You read about people caught red-handed and let go Scot-free. Where’s the justice in this world? It gets personal when you’re victimized and nothing gets done. Why do the guilty skate and I … Continue reading

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