“I feel like…”

Research suggests that the phrase “I feel like” is being used used more and more in American … [Continue Reading]

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A Pyramid Scheme

Those of us who are engaged the Restoration Movement are opposed to all man-made creeds and manuals … [Continue Reading]

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Do Bible Topics Get Too Old?

Once in 1893, the great preacher and scholar, J.W. McGarvey, was preaching on baptism. ((McGarvey’s … [Continue Reading]

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Maybe We Should Switch

One of the consequences of failing to take the Old Testament seriously is the loss of the valuable … [Continue Reading]

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The Pope’s Confusing Position on Abortion

Catholicism has been known for its opposition to elective abortion. The Catholic church has stood … [Continue Reading]

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Something More than Christians?

Sometimes people will ask, “What are you, religiously?” One who follows the Bible may simply answer, … [Continue Reading]

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How G.C. Brewer Won a Horse and Buggy

(Image from the cover of The Christian Youth 2.11 [October, 1912]). I recently heard an … [Continue Reading]

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What If Apollos Had Said…

The Alexandrian saint named Apollos is a great friend to every Christian. In Acts 18:24-28 we read … [Continue Reading]

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An Outdated Constitution

Imagine that anthropologists discovered a constitution put in place by a society that occupied our … [Continue Reading]

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Leave It to the Experts?

A friend of mine (call him Bob) recently told me that, when it comes to religious doctrine, he lets … [Continue Reading]

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“Jesus is Lord,” a Controversial Phrase 

Christians love to say and sing the words “Jesus is Lord,” because the phrase is a summary statement … [Continue Reading]

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God’s Morality and Ours

One of the challenges to biblical morality, and one which has spurred much interesting discussion in … [Continue Reading]

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Salesmanship and Evangelism

I have recently read the following statements: “Preachers are salesmen, it's part of the job.” “What … [Continue Reading]

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Aristotle and Linda Ronstadt on Earthly Honors

Sometimes a point is so obvious that people from extremely diverse backgrounds readily understand … [Continue Reading]

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“I’ve been taught not to question those things.”

Philosophers disagree about how to define philosophy. Is it a turn of mind, a professional field, a … [Continue Reading]

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Christian Discrimination

In college one of my majors was broadcasting. As my classmates and I studied the media we learned, … [Continue Reading]

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Dignity and Brittany Maynard

Last Saturday, November 1, Brittany Maynard took her own life. She committed suicide as “the public … [Continue Reading]

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Is it Possible to Love the Sinner and Hate His Sin?

The answer is yes. I have heard it said that it is impossible to love and hate at the same time. … [Continue Reading]

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What’s Wrong?

In articles about ethics, I will sometimes discuss what makes actions right or wrong. There is … [Continue Reading]

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How Are You Related to Moses?

There is a great deal of confusion in Christendom about how we are to relate to the Old Testament. … [Continue Reading]

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Feeling the Love

I recently heard a sermon where the preacher repeatedly asked members of the audience if they felt … [Continue Reading]

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The Devil’s Entertainment

Americans spend more money on the lottery than on any other form of “leisure.” (("How much do … [Continue Reading]

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MTD: The “Whatever” Religion

You may be asking, “What is MTD?” MTD stands for “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Sociologist … [Continue Reading]

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“Back to Christ”?

The devil is deceptive. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and endorses “lying wonders” (2 … [Continue Reading]

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On the Seriousness of Sunday School for All Ages

The American philosopher Mortimer Adler says that we make a deep mistake when we identify education … [Continue Reading]

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It’s Your Choice, and It’s God’s Too

Christians often say things such as, “God is in control.” Certainly the Bible teaches that God is in … [Continue Reading]

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“There’s a Movement Coming”: A Response to Patrick Mead and Lauren King, Preachers

Christians have been warned, and we had better be ready. Recently, the Fourth Avenue Church of … [Continue Reading]

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Sculpting Mount Rushmore

In a recent TV interview, LeBron James said that when his career is over, he would be on the “Mount … [Continue Reading]

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Which Came First: Mother, or Baby?

Those who believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution believe that mankind is the result of a long … [Continue Reading]

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Why We Don’t Clap in Worship

If you watch television broadcasts of a few worship services, you are liable to see a lot of hand … [Continue Reading]

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Campbells on “Campbellites”

Members of the churches of Christ are often referred to as “Campbellites,” because two of the … [Continue Reading]

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A Christian’s View of a “Christian Worldview”

I grew up hearing a lot of Bible-based sermons, but nothing about “worldviews”. I became a Christian … [Continue Reading]

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Basketball, Brooklyn, Blatche, and the Bible

It seemed the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA were going to be one of the top teams in the Eastern … [Continue Reading]

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Life in View of Death

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, in his famous Meditations, wondered at the fact that death … [Continue Reading]

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Lot’s Choice

We are familiar with Lot’s decision to move to the valley of Sodom. After Lot’s uncle Abram gave him … [Continue Reading]

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The Main Reason Why There Is No Racial Supremacy

In the wake of the senseless killing of nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina last … [Continue Reading]

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A Free Agent

As I am writing this, LeBron James, currently the greatest basketball player in the world, has opted … [Continue Reading]

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Chipotle v. Work

Christians must be constantly vigilant that they do not think as the enemies of the cross do. As the … [Continue Reading]

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Mudskippers Teach Us about God’s Design

The animal kingdom is full of astounding examples of God’s design and creative power. One of my … [Continue Reading]

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The Tragedy of Post-Christian Culture; The Opportunity of Pre-Christian Culture

I do not remember the first time I heard someone say that Western society represents a … [Continue Reading]

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Movie Night: Holiday

Contrary to what might seem obvious, many people get the blues around Christmastime not because they … [Continue Reading]

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Movie Night: High Noon

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one … [Continue Reading]

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Naaman and Us

The biblical account of Naaman, the commander of the army of Syria (2 Kings 5:1-14) is a beautiful … [Continue Reading]

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Training is Not Optional

Christians often emphasize the role of parents in child rearing by saying that the influence of a … [Continue Reading]

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Replacing God’s Words with Emoji?

At the end of May, a new Bible was published. It is called Bible Emoji: scripture 4 millenials. (The … [Continue Reading]

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Running From Repentance

In a society that is increasingly secular, there is pressure on Christendom to take the focus away … [Continue Reading]

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The Chimpanzees’ Day in Court

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Hercules and Leo have been kept under lock and key … [Continue Reading]

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Sony’s Leak and God’s Omniscience

In recent days, Sony Pictures’ computer network was hacked, apparently by a group calling itself the … [Continue Reading]

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Killer Priests

Hosea is known as the “deathbed prophet,” or the “weeping prophet of the North,” because he … [Continue Reading]

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Watergate and Evidence for Christ’s Resurrection

Skeptics of Christianity must somehow explain the empty tomb without admitting that anything … [Continue Reading]

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