The Double Mind

The Double Mind

A deep longing and desire raging against our hope for righteousness. A civil war for our flesh (Romans 7). This spectrum ranges from the daily distractions of the interweb epidemic and “smart living” to mental states of dissociation, completely detached from reality, ourselves, others, and a God who loves us. In this mortal fight we oppose ourselves (2Ti 2:25), generating an incongruence that wages in all of us, corrupting us emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically (Romans 6:23). Ultimately, this robs us of the clarity of God's call.

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An Old Perspective on the New Perspective: A Response to N.T. Wright and his New Perspective on Paul

An Old Perspective on the New Perspective: A Response to N.T. Wright and his New Perspective on Paul

If we are to trust what God’s word says, we will trust that he has preserved his word for us in our language. Every nation, tribe, and tongue after all. With this view of biblical authority we can reject Wright's subversive hermeneutic, where he twists the promises of God, the people of God, and the kingdom of God.

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The “Comment Section” Christians: A Serious Look at Developing a Biblical Social Media Philosophy

The “Comment Section” Christians:  A Serious Look at Developing a Biblical  Social Media Philosophy

We are called to teach those who oppose themselves, but we’re not called to do it with virtual picket signs and pitchforks. We’re called to do it gently, patiently, and with meekness. After all, it’s God that will lead them to repentance and the acknowledgment of the truth, not your rhetorical skills.

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Are you a mature believer?

Are you a mature believer?

People are always spouting off their reasons why they can’t submit to the word of God. They express their caveats, saying, “The word of God can’t have total authority in my life because I’m a democrat/republican/libertarian/this/that first.”

My response (and God’s response) to this line of thinking is that who you are in this world and after the flesh means nothing. But who you are in Christ is everything.

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The Way of Holiness

The Way of Holiness

The world can never have peace in their lives until they have peace with God through salvation. The scripture is not giving us a suggestion to seek peace with “some men”, but rather with “all men”. I was making excuses based on my situations, but the scripture was crashing into my world because I was not sharing my peace—Jesus—with all men. I was saved, but I was afraid to declare Jesus, as it would separate me from the world.

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Am I fit to lead?

Am I fit to lead?

Believe it or not, the Lord isn’t as concerned with how many people you are influencing as he is with your willingness to obey Him with all your heart. If he calls you to be a school janitor, you’d better be a school janitor with all your heart. If he calls you to be an engineer, you’d better be an engineer with all your heart. If he calls you to be a leader, you’d better lead with all your heart.

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Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 3: The Pattern

Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 3: The Pattern

For 2,000 years, growing Christians have been looking to Timothy as a model for what their own personal faithfulness should look like. His testimony is particularly significant to young people because of his age as well as the manner in which his spiritual growth is displayed. We see the pattern of his life from one faith proposition to another, growing from a spiritual child to a developed pastor and leader at a young age.

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Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 2: The Proving

Making Missionaries of Millennials pt. 2: The Proving

For young adults, it is important to recognize the challenges the age with the intent that we choose to pursue the great commission regardless of culture’s obstacles. While notions about your generation may be pervasive, it is important to recognize that the Christian isn’t obligated to be in bondage to them. Because of biblical truth, the millennial Christian can live without being controlled by other people's thoughts.

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