Letting Go Of Hell (Without Letting Go Of The Bible)

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Affirming that scripture is inspired and true means one must also affirm the “eternal, conscious torment” of hell, correct? Nope– not at all, and today I’ll explain how it’s possible to let go of hell without letting go of the Bible. I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, and saw that Evangelical [Read More...]

Be Not Deceived: There’s No Such Thing As A “Christian Banker”

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The Bible calls bankers who lend money for interest an “abomination”. Why aren’t we putting them out of the church? [Read more...]

You’ll Never Understand The Bible Until You Understand Jesus

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True story: nearly loosing my eye 14 years ago taught me how to better read and interpret the Bible. I was just moving into my condo in Tumon, Guam. I was so excited to move in– it had a beautiful balcony overlooking the Philippine Sea, was just a short walk from the beaches, and I [Read More...]

What’s So Complicated About “Love Your Enemies”?

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If there’s one thing I don’t understand about modern Christianity in America, it’s this: The offensiveness of enemy love. If one takes a public stand against, say, any sin you can think of, one is considered “courageous” and a “defender of the faith”. Folks will quickly applaud you and tell you how much they admire [Read More...]

Permission to Ask The Hard Questions (Scripture for the 21st Century)

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Many individuals walking from conservative expressions of Christianity perhaps would walk away from Christianity entirely if they did not have a safe place to ask hard questions. We must continue to encourage and welcome the asking of these hard questions, and continue embracing a God who is big enough to handle it. [Read more...]

Dr. James White Isn’t Crazy About Me (But I’m Still Right About MacArthur)

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The other day I posted a video that has since made the rounds on the internet of John MacArthur responding to a listeners question on how to respond to an adult child who has admitted they were gay. MacArthur’s response was two fold: if the child isn’t a Christian try to evangelize them, and if [Read More...]

Christianity Today, Church Rape, And Why We Still Don’t Get It #TakeDownThatPost

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Sexual abuse in the church is a serious issue, and one that for far too long, has been swept under the rug and quickly dismissed. Abusers have too often been quickly restored only to prey again, victims have been marginalized, and criminal behavior has been justified.

Now, with the Leadership Journal, we’re seeing it again– and we should be appalled. As if the original publication of the story didn’t demonstrate this, the complete lack of repentance and refusal to remove the story from the journal ought be further evidence of how badly we still don’t get it. [Read more...]

When The Bible Becomes Another Way To Spread Your Brand…

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It looks like this:   Regardless of whatever their intentions may or may not be, something about this just feels completely wrong to me. What do you think– is it okay to publish a “branded Bible” or should we treat the Scriptures a little more sacred? It’s an odd dilemma for me. I am a [Read More...]

When We Worship The God of Fear (the idolatry of gun culture)

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Our culture which has for generations been so radically pro-gun that it has opposed any sort of reasonable, middle ground approach on the issue, is now experiencing what Jesus meant when he said: “if you live by the sword you will die by the sword”. We are literally shooting each other on a daily basis to the point that it’s not even shocking anymore. We’ve created a culture that cultivates fear, worships individual rights, and justifies an endless cycle of violence– and now we’re experiencing the consequences of our own sick idolatry. [Read more...]

John MacArthur on Having Gay Children: Alienate Them & Turn Them Over to Satan

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John MacArthur was recently asked by a reader how they should respond to an adult child who has acknowledged they are gay. His parenting advice? Alienate them. Separate them. Isolate them. Refuse to have a meal with them. Turn them over to Satan. Here’s the full clip: I have a better idea: if you have [Read More...]


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