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

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…

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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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Leading Worship with Limited Resources

My friend, Alan Knox,¬† who will not be named in this post, told me about a new seminar being offered by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina called,¬†Worship Leader Boot Camp: Special Edition (Leading Worship with Limited Resources). Which purportedly “takes the popular Worship Leader Boot Camptraining event, offered throughout North Carolina last year,…

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Distracted By Jesus? – Music Divides the Church

I’ve written about Beyond the Box Podcast before and I’ve mentioned it casually in a few other posts. A few weeks ago they released a new episode titled Distracted By Jesus?. This episode was actually part two of a two-part discussion, but this part had something in it that I had never once considered. Steve…

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What is Dr. Albert Mohler’s Foundation?

In the book of Luke, Luke records Jesus saying, “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent…

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Weekend Christians

Alan Knox asked me to write a guest post for his blog, so after much deliberation, I decided to write about “Weekend Christians” and how it seems like we encourage people to belief one day is more important than another, yet we expect them to act the same on all days. Check it out, let…

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What’s Missing from Scripture?

Eric Carpenter from A Pilgrim’s Progress thinks something is missing from Scripture and I agree. When we read the bible, it’s fascinating to find that something is missing that we probably would not expect. What’s missing? The answer is that when the church gathers together, preaching is missing. His writing is probably much better, much…

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Words Not Found in Scripture – Pulpit

What is said and done behind a pulpit is serious business to the average churcher. Sometimes you might hear someone say, “Can you believe what he said behind the pulpit?” [1] Another may believe that the pulpit is a ministry that is “absolutely essential to the vitality and health of the church as a whole….

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Words Not Found in Scripture – Deacon

A couple weeks ago Arthur Sido posted about Academic Responsibility. His post was about a popular Christian History textbook’s misuse of Scripture regarding the description of a “Deacon”. I spent a few moments gathering some data for a comment on his post and felt like “Deacon” should be my next, “Words Not Found in Scripture.”…