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Authority And Abuse

Do Christians who are being abused by their authorities have to endure, or can we flee? There is a great risk taken in teaching passages that call us to submit to authorities (Rom 13, 1 Peter 2-3, Eph 5-6, and Col 3-4) and that is the assumption that such passages suggest God approves of, or […]

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Hell Week

When I was in high school, every August my football team would start our pre-season training, which was affectionately, dubbed “Hell Week”. This was a fitting appellation because as many of you know, I grew up in the Mojave Desert and temperatures would usually rest in the hundreds during that month. On top of that, […]

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Of Heroes and Humility

What characterizes one as heroic? An examination of the heroes of film or the sports icons of today would lead one to conclude that they are admired because of their confidence, strong-will, and inflexibility. We know that it takes a great deal of strength to overlook personal weaknesses and confidently face opposition. Therefore, we often […]

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Sitting at the Feet of Secular Sages

Our community group recently got into a discussion regarding our favorite kinds of literature. I confessed that Russian novels happen to be my favorite. One of the reasons I enjoy them so much is they have an amazing ability to recognize and grasp the profoundest things in life and then to display their observations in […]

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Confessions of a weak minister

It’s not hard to love the gifted ball player- unless you happen to play 2nd string on his team. It’s not hard to love the talented violinist, unless you happen to be second chair. It’s not hard to love the brilliant academic, unless you are her dyslexic sister. It is hard to love gifted people […]

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