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The Deception and Dishonesty of Legalism

Sermons on the first chapter of Paul’s letter to his friend Titus often present it as a job description for church leadership. It’s not. Instead, Paul is concerned with legalistic teaching and how to correct it with sound doctrine. Paul … Continue reading

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Obeying the Rules Will Never Make You a Better Christian

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12.) Since you died with Christ to the … Continue reading

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Tithes and Chariots are Both Outdated

Cars aren’t chariots “Your chariot awaits, my lady.” As awkward as I was in High School, I never uttered those words. Of course, the reason it was easy for me to avoid such cheesy lines probably had more to do … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Demand 100% Agreement From You

An Oregon church’s worship ministry guidelines took a lot of heat recently for including a position that being overweight could be a disqualification from playing and singing in the band. When the outcry against the superficiality of that rule grew loud enough the … Continue reading

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If you rely on law, you rely on death

I couldn’t agree less with this tweet, Don’t like law? Consider how much better, safer, and more prosperous life would be if everyone obeyed the Ten Commandments. — Kevin DeYoung (@RevKevDeYoung) September 14, 2016 That’s because the Bible disagrees with … Continue reading

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Kids are Not Adults – a guest post from Kelly Russell

[Today’s guest post on kids and parenting is from Kelly Russell, the Caffeinated Wanderer. Her growth as a parent will sound familiar to many of us who have either navigated the journey or watched friends who have grown as parents.] … Continue reading

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Chivalry’s Death is Good News

I’ve taken it on the chin more than once when I’ve opined that chivalry is bunk. Some people respond that they like chivalry because it’s a reminder of good manners, some say it’s good for “gentlemen” to treat “ladies” well, and … Continue reading

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Pastor Says God Curses People Who Don’t Give Money To Church

This tweet* came out of the ministry of a church in New Brunswick: It's dangerous to use the tithe to buy your kids shoes, because then their steps will be cursed. #HLCC #Tithes @HLCCentre — Beth Lintner (@BethLintner) October 18, … Continue reading

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Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” Promo Puts a Heavy – and Heretical – Burden on Moms

Kirk Cameron made a movie that came out over the weekend. In this promo for the film he inexplicably puts a heavy burden on moms while trying to sell some movie tickets: If you are a mom, if you are … Continue reading

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The Cross of Jesus Divides Everything in Two

[Updated from the archives.] *** Stand in the place where you live Now face north Think about direction Wonder why you haven’t before (Stand, lyrics by Michael Stipe, performed by R.E.M.) Goofy dancing aside, this isn’t bad advice (and please … Continue reading

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