The Anthem of All Christians

“For He is Good; For His Loving Mercy Endures Forever.” 13 and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his …

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Why Apologetics?

Many times a day, I am confronted with the prejudgment that I am just an "intellectual." If that is not the case, then people can't really see the sense in apologetics. However, this prejudgment is not true; and I am, along with biblical Christianity, wary of intellectualism—I don’t put my trust in it. I agree …

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A Proposed Consensus on Articulating Sanctification

Please allow me to present the following article: Theosis: Partaking of the Divine Nature  One day, all of the redeemed will be made perfect as Christ is perfect. That will happen when Christ appears (1 John 3:2). Yet, there are many disagreements and exceptions to be taken with the best systems for articulating sanctification. For …

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Who’s the Weak One?

The attitude of Christians should be gracious, not judgmental. In most cases, Christians have generous attitudes (i.e. compassionate, understanding, forgiving, respectful, giving the benefit of the doubt, thinking the best of, etc.). If they have not been gracious to you, either as a non-Christian or as a fellow believer, then there could be an underlying …

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Abuse and Authority

Trusting clergy is perhaps the number one detraction for people about church. Unfortunately, no one can account for all the of the varied ways church organizations and clergy abuse their positions. With sexual scandals and cover-ups hitting the news these past few years, one can almost hear the wind streaming by from a global spiritual …

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Relationship: The Theological Solvent

Recently, I was at a coffee shop with a Christian brother whom I respect very much. "Idea people are often times not very good relationship people," he said after sipping his hazelnut latte. And, I knew he was right. Not only did his comment strike me personally, but it also added to what I already …

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Breaking the Judgement Cycle

"I don't go to church, because of all the judgmental hypocrites." I understand that some Christians haven't yet learned not to judge. Yes, there are those who are "self-righteous" and judge others in order to make themselves feel better about themselves. All I can say is I am sorry. May I ask that you not dismiss God …

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What Really is Church?

IN an age where sects and denominations are a dime-a-dozen, the church scene daunts the new believer and the Christ-seeker alike. Self-Evident and Observable Truth: Religious people (not just Christians) commonly think their faith group, or particular brand of their religion, is IT. Let’s not pretend this is a purely Christian phenomenon. Just ask the …

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What does World / Worldly Really Mean?

"Worldly." Preachers warn against worldliness somehow sneaking undetected into Christian churches and into Christian lives until it pops up like a spiritual jack-in-the-box too late. Some say it is in the music. Others assert it is in how people dress or that it is a matter of style. Still others claim love for the world …

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