Book Review: A Little exercise for Young Theologians

"All theology does is make people snobby, or think they are somehow better than the average Christian."  This statement, or a variation of it, is one that most of us the field of theology hear at one time or another.  To be honest, there is some truth to it, but not in a way that... Continue Reading →

Godly Action

"Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."- James 1:22 Have you ever been confronted with an event or circumstance which was wrong, but you failed to speak up?  We have all been in situations where our Christian witness would have perhaps made a difference, but we remained silent. In today's verse... Continue Reading →

Never too Late

"Even now," declares the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning."- Joel 2:12 When we do wrong we often get puffed up with pride and refuse to admit what we did.  We may make every effort to avoid the person, or even try to rationalize our wrongdoing.  In the... Continue Reading →

The True Vine

"I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is who bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."- John 15:5 At a previous home my wife and I had a grapevine in our backyard.  Every spring it would sprout up and produce... Continue Reading →

Live Your Calling

"Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned him, and to which God has called him.  This is my rule in all the churches."- 1 Corinthians 7:17 I have often wondered what my calling in life is.  There have been times when I thought I had it figured out, but did... Continue Reading →

Your Foundation is…

"For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."- 1 Corinthians 3:11 Ask any builder and they will tell you how critical a foundation is to a project.  I have seen many real estate deals fall through because a crack was discovered in the foundation.  Without a... Continue Reading →

Time to Train

"For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way as it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come."- 1 Timothy 4:8 Everyday we see it on social media.  So and so checked into the gym, ran ten miles, or lost so many pounds.  They... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Bold

"And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak the word with all boldness."- Acts 4:29 The definition of "bold" is very interesting.  To be bold is "showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous."  In today's verse Peter and John were just tried before the Sanhedrin and... Continue Reading →

Known by its Fruit

"And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile."- 1 Peter 1:17 A couple years ago a book titled "Not a Fan" was published.  The basic premise of the book is that you are either a fan or... Continue Reading →

Continue in Prayer

"For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance."- Philippians 1:19 Earlier in this chapter we read about Paul saying that the Gospel is being spread because of the suffering he has endured.  He is writing this letter from prison, and... Continue Reading →

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