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Acts 19 Evangelism

While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” “No,” they answered, “we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”...

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Ok, so there's just one item listed for sale. Don't worry -- there will be more. They'll come in my favorite categories: Books, woodworking, and photography. So go ahead and look. Things will add up quickly. Just click on Marketplace in the top menu and you are...

Book Review

Book Review: Live Not by Lies

I’m going to attempt to cover the intent of this work fairly though I will employ some of my own terminology and phrasing. It should be consistent with Mr. Dreher’s intent. His previous popular work, The Benedict Option, bothered me. It bothered me because I saw it as...

Movie Review: Knives Out

Knives Out is a comedy with that features a cast of players in roles that will surprise you. Those of us who enjoyed True Lies may not recognize Jamie Lee Curtis. Daniel Craig attempts a southern accent. Christopher Plummer and Frank Oz are recognizable for their...

Christianity & Society

The American Cult

There has been a lot of talk of cults lately. The language that describes a “Trump cult” has been popular among political pundits, both professional and amateur. The accusation is that people will follow him mindlessly, like automatons, without question and without...

Ethics

Crafts

If I Needed a Tiny Woodworking Shop

"Tiny house" is a popular concept. But why that is, I can't figure out. Who wants to live without books? It seems like such an empty life. Still, many of us don't have the massive space we would like. We have enough and that's just fine. The rest belongs in dream and...

Theology

Can Bad Theology be a False Flag?

First, what is a "false flag?" Wikipedia (twiw) says The contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by individual entities, groups, or nations other...

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Apologetics

A Picture of Apologetics

The first title I thought of was “Make Apologetics Great Again” but that really didn’t seem appropriate. The topic of apologetics has been on the upswing for the past two centuries. While apologetics has always been a part of theology the past few decades has seen a...

Education

Ministry

Two Books for Elder Training

During the mid and late 1970s the church were I fellowshipped was making to bold move toward multiple elder leadership and away from the senior pastor structure. It was a bold move at the time. Other local church pastors of the same association took offense to this...

Politics

Science

Essay

The Christian Mind in a Contrary Culture

Some History of the Ideas That Affect Our View of the World and of God’s Workings Introduction This is my perspective regarding the place and implementation of clarified discernment in my own Christian life and in my field of ministry.  It encompasses my motivations...