Social Networking and Media – A Helpful Analysis

I appreciate the value of social media and networking. They can be a useful tool for communication and a helpful means of keeping up with old friends in a way that doesn’t demand a lot of time or money. We post family pictures and communicate with old friends through Michelle’s facebook account, and for the…

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The Gospel, the Culture, and You

Don’t you hear a lot about “making the gospel relevant,” or “speaking to our culture” when we proclaim the gospel. I for one think we hear TOO MUCH talk about that. I know we need to communicate in ways that are undertandable, but the gospel is powerful no matter what cultural context we proclaim it…

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Teaching Children to Choose Friends Wisely

The following is an article I wrote for a counseling course, and that was later published in the Journal of Modern Ministry. I mentioned it in the parenting class on Sunday, and promised I would make it available to them. If you are raising children, I hope you are helped by it. Pass it on…

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Do you have peace about that decision?

I have taught on this subject a couple of times, and it seems that whenever I do, there are misunderstandings and misconceptions about what I really think. I’ve even heard people say, “but you said…,” or, “that’s because you believe…,” when I really don’t say or believe those things. If nothing else, it tells me…

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Understanding and Responding to Homosexuality!

Is there a “gay gene”? Is our “sexual orientation” determined by biology? Most people today would probably say “yes” to those questions. But is it supported by reliable scientific research? And regardless of the answers to those questions, what should our attitude and response be toward the homosexual community? We live in a part of…

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Obama’s speech to the nations’s schools…a helpful perspective.

The Barack Obama speech to the nations school children has been a topic of much debate in the last week or two. Somehow I missed the whole thing until just a few days ago. Not surprisingly for anyone who knows me, I have significant disagreeements with numerous policies, proposals and ethical stands that the president…

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John MacArthur, Defining Discernment

This was the latest post on a very good website of brief articles on important topics. I wanted to reproduce it here in part because in a few months we are going to do a study on the topic of discernment in our ABF class. We will be using a book titled The Discipline of…

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