A New Year A New You

22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:22-24   Start by reflecting on this past... Continue Reading →

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Marriage

This blog post is for our wedding anniversary. We had this idea driving home from a wedding several weeks ago. We hope it is a blessing. This is our fifteenth wedding anniversary. We had people that felt we would not make it. I was told a few years after our wedding by someone that they... Continue Reading →

Advancement Thinking

What could possibly be wrong with thinking that through progress, science can solve our problems? To understand what is wrong with advancement thinking it is important to start with a discussion about advancement thinking concepts. Naturalistic evolution is a theory that basically states that things are evolving.[1] There are four things that people who believe... Continue Reading →

Secular Humanism

Introduction             When compared to Christianity, secular humanism fails to provide adequate reasoning as to why this worldview is a more viable option. It is said that secularism is the latest expression of Christian religion minus the doctrine of Christianity.[1] This cannot be true as the beliefs of secular humanism are in direct opposition to... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Christmas

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Every year on Christmas Eve before going to bed, Brandy and I put the presents... Continue Reading →

Real Christian

This is a blog post I did for seminary. This is based on the book Real Christian: Bearing the Marks of Authentic Faith. Are you real? When I talk about real I am talking about your Christian walk. Todd Wilson discusses what a Christian looks like to the unbeliever. He says that to an unbeliever a... Continue Reading →

Faces of Christmas – Magi

  2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2 We... Continue Reading →

Faces of Christmas – Simeon

  25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit... Continue Reading →

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