Faith

Biblical perspectives and considerations regarding the major issues of the world around us.

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Anger Danger

Anger has come to define all too many facets of our daily life. It is in our news. It is in our social media. It is in our politics. It is in our workplace....
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The Party of the Pharisees – Christians and Politics

Who Were the Original Pharisees?   Throughout the ministry of Jesus, he consistently confronted and voiced His displeasure with a certain political and religious class within first-century Palestine. They were called the Pharisees. The Pharisees did...

Who Told You That You Were Naked?

In this week’s podcast episode I looked at the rise and dominance of the “love of self” in Western society in the course of the last hundred years. I traced the history of this dominating spirit of our age. Today I look at the question "who told you that you were naked" from Genesis 3 and solve the world's problems with a true and Biblical self-image perspective.
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Ep. 194 – Lovers of Self – Show Notes

In 2 Timothy 3:2 there is a warning of terrible times in the future when (among other things) people will be lovers of themselves. This podcast episode looks at this reality of our current day and age. At no point in the history of the world can an entire generation even come close to competing with our own for the unfortunate title of being a people totally in love with themselves. I look at the history and the dysfunction of this horrible reality and these terrible times.
Pure and Genuine Religion

Pure and Genuine Religion is this…

This Sunday Morning Devotional contrasts the Biblical perspective of pure and genuine religion against the diversion of Christian politics.   The tumult and anxiety continued this week as the Kavanaugh hearings moved toward their final destination...
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Guarding Your Heart in the Culture War

As believers we have a responsibility to pursue truth – not politics. Unfortunately, we have been taught to neutralize that responsibility by equating different political issues, parties and candidates with the truth. (We say and honestly believe on a personal level that we don’t do this, but most of us do.) There are consequences to this compromise. It is all too easy for us to observe such consequences upon society at large but we should also be aware and vigilant regarding those consequences upon our own individual souls. This post consists of some personal considerations and standards in the aftermath of the latest battle of America’s culture war.
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The Unnecessary Debate Over Romans 13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions stirred up an unnecessary debate within the media and among Christians about Romans 13 and Christian politics.
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The Bait

As Americans, and perhaps the world, we seem to have crossed over a threshold this weekend. Many believers looked to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the end of a terrible era of liberalism...
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Ep. 147 – Post Truth

Oxford Dictionaries has named “Post-Truth” as the 2016 word of the year. In this podcast episode we look at the ways we left the truth behind in 2016. This has been a long time coming though and JB Shreve looks back to the culture wars of the 1990s as well as the moral philosophies of absolutes and relativism that helped us to get here.
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Hold. The. Line.

An inherent characteristic of the Christian faith is judgment. Christians must know how to judge correctly in order to be the light of the world.