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Finding Church – Available for Pre-Order!

At the beginning of the year I was told about a project by Jeremy Myers. He was trying to gather stories from followers of Christ who have left the church, who are switching churches, or who are reform their understanding of “church”. I decided that I would write my own story about leaving the church…

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Why I am Not Afraid of Four More Years

This past Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, the United States held their presidential elections. There were several candidates available to choose from but only two were considered primary candidates — Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. All the polling data said the race was going to be close, and close it was. Obama won both the popular vote and…

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Is ALL of the Bible Inspired by God?

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…

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How to disable profile.php in WordPress

I recently had to setup a demo site with a demo user in WordPress and wanted to lock down the user as much as possible to prevent any bad behavior. Creating a new role with limited permissions is easy but I had to spend some time to figure out how to prevent a user from…

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What if… 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Many Christ followers use 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 to judge those who they know fall in this list. Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers,…

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25 Charateristics of a Disciple of Jesus

A friend of mine asked on Facebook, “What are the characteristics of a disciple? How would you know if a person is one?” which led me to search for the term μαθητης (Greek word for disciple) in the New Testament. The word μαθητης occurs 261 times between the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and…

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Custom WordPress Plugin Update Repository

I have recently been spending a lot of time developing the IssueM plugin for a company I do a lot of contract work for. IssueM is an issue manager plugin for WordPress, to manage issues for online magazines, periodicals, and such. The idea for IssueM started a couple years ago, and even started as a plugin,…