WWJD? I don’t think you really know…

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I had to head to Home Depot to pick up some stuff and I saw this sign…   When I read this I chortled for a good moment. However, as I started to think about this sign, I was deeply saddened. Saddened for the strangers who read this sign and think that Jesus is defined[Continue Reading...]

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Pre-Marital Sex?

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So, a friend of mine commented on the absurdity of Jessica Simpson complaining that she hasn’t been able to marry her man yet because he keeps getting her knocked up… which made me search the scriptures and shockingly, completely changed how I saw the issue of sex before marriage! I have always been under the[Continue Reading...]

There is no Biblical Defense for Paid Pastors/Elders

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I came to believe that there was no valid support or defense for paying the salary of a pastor or elder while I was at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This was while I was training to become a vocational/paid pastor! It was through my experiences at the seminary and studying the scriptures that made me[Continue Reading...]

Is ALL of the Bible Inspired by God?

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Paul wrote this in 1 Corinthians 7, “If any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away. For the unbelieving husband[Continue Reading...]

Words Not Found in Scripture – Church

I’ve decided to start a series of some of the theological words and terms that we use in our everyday Christian lives that are not found in Scripture. The first word I want to talk about is “church”. Right now you’re probably screaming that the word “church” (and it’s derivatives) appear 112 times in the[Continue Reading...]

Called to be Hated?

Yes, I know I post like once a month on this blog. Actually I’ve been pretty busy with work and more work, plus I’ve been doing a little technical blogging over at my companies website – http://fullthrottledevelopment.com/. But recently I was listening to a sermon on the radio and heard something that started to make[Continue Reading...]

This I Now Believe

Last week I wrote a post entitled, “This I Used to Believe‘. Which was inspired by a recent broadcast from NPR called This I Believe. I planned on it being a Meme, but it doesn’t appear that anyone has taken me up on my offer. Today’s post is going to elaborate on last weeks post.[Continue Reading...]

This I Used To Believe

Our local NPR station has a weekly segment called, This I Believe. This past Friday they had a different edition called. “This I Used To Believe.” This made me think about the things that I use to believe. So I’m going to try and start a meme! This is completely optional, I’m not going to[Continue Reading...]

W.W.I.D.

The other day Alan Knox shared with me an article written by Ernest Goodman at Missions Misunderstood. Goodman has just finished up a series called The Counterintuitive Church. This series really made me think about what Jesus did, what Jesus’ apostles wanted to do, and what I usually do. Let’s take the Parable of the[Continue Reading...]

Tough Times Among the Church

I use a system called Google Analytics to keep an eye on my blog stats. It tells me things like how many people visited my blog day-to-day, where people came from, and even what search terms were used to find different posts on my blog. I have found an interesting trend among the Church in[Continue Reading...]