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Our Deepest Desire

The world can be a lonely place.  It has been said that our society is the most connected (technologically) and yet the loneliest in the history of time.  No wonder so many people are hurting so deeply.  No wonder depression and suicide are on the...

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10 June
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The Intention of Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ of the Ages, mysteriously united in a single historical person, present endless questions about Jesus’ perception of his own identity and mission. The Historical Jesus’ project has furthered these questions in both helpful and unhelpful directions. Helpfully, it pushed...

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06 June
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The Secret to Life

The secret to life is this:  Life is found when you let go of the pursuit of the life that you think will make you happy.    If we’re honest, we all spend our lives pursuing the things that we think will make us happy, satisfy us,...

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01 June
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Safe Sex for the Christian

Sexuality continues to be the vanguard of our ever-expanding “Secular Age.” One of the most immediate questions for Christians, especially the newly married, is the use of contraception and birth control. May a Christian couple use contraception/birth control in their Christian marriage?[1]   This question is challenging...

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20 May
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Battle for the Universe

In every war throughout the history of mankind, there have been significant battles that would end up being the turning of the tide, for good or ill. These skirmishes have gone on to ultimately shape the course of history as we know it. Think the...

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17 May
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Why I’m a Paedobaptist #4

So we’ve talked about baptism in general by defining it. We’ve talked about baptism in the Old Testament period. We’ve also talked about John’s baptism and why Jesus was baptized. The topic I’d like to delve into in this post is baptism in the New...

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16 May
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Walk This Way

I heard a story today.   I had called my dad and we were talking about a minor medical procedure I had to have done. When we come to things like this in our life, we look at our lives. Or we should anyway.   At any rate, my...

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04 May
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Why I’m a Paedobaptist #3

So we’ve been looking at baptism. I’ve told you my position on baptism, as it relates to paedo vs. credobaptism and we’ve looked a bit at the OT perspective on baptism and some definitions. I wanted to talk about the OT perspective on baptism because...

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26 April
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Hi, I’m a Narcissist

Narcissism has been defined as an “excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance”. I don’t care much for this definition because unfortunately, it describes me.   I think what we are talking about here is nothing less than complete and utter selfishness. Selfishness then...

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24 April
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Marriage is Messy

Marriage is messy. There’s no getting around it. When you take two sinners and put them in a lifelong commitment, conflict is going to come up. My wife and I  were married on a Friday night and the next morning we hopped in a car...

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23 April
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Why I’m a Paedobaptist #2

When last we discussed, I probably upset my Baptist friends and family with my “confession” of paedobaptism. However, I think words are important and terms have meaning. So I want to be clear what I mean by paedobaptism. I want to draw a clear distinction between...

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18 April
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The Crutch of the Cross

We don’t read the Bible, we don’t ponder and pour over the word of God to fill our minds with stuff (information). We dig through the caverns of scripture to enable transformation. We mine passionately every passage we find ourselves in because we desire life;...

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16 April
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Why I’m a Paedobaptist #1

I’ve long desired to write about this subject matter. Mostly because I’ve been wrestling with this issue for several years now and I’ve finally come to an understanding of what I believe the Bible says about this and how we are to follow what God...

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14 April
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Remembering Gene Wild

We aren't here only to eulogize a great man, but also to show you what 70+ years of sanctification looks like. Gene Wild loved his God, family, and community. Please listen to this bonus episode! CLICK HERE     ...

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09 April
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Janitoring and Pastoring

I’ve been working through some things recently and I really feel like I need to talk about them publicly. My wife and I have been talking about this a lot recently and I’ve spoken with my pastor about this a couple times and some other...

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11 December
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Pride Kills Grace

Today I had to sit down and look my 3 year old in the face and ask her forgiveness for being unkind. That was hard. Being a parent is hard. Being a parent is hard for a lot of reasons. The main reason I’m finding that being...

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13 November
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I’m a Failure

I’m a failure. Now before y’all get all touchy feely and tell me not to feel bad about myself, let me explain. In May of 2015…you know what? Let me back up a little further. I was a cop for 16 years. That’s right, 16. Yes it’s...

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17 October
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Lessons From A Crazy Lady

A few days ago while I was at work a lady came in with a small piece of paper that she wanted copied. It said parking violation across the top, had a space to fill in a license plate number, make, model, color, and other...

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12 September
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Recommended Reading

For starters,  Books of the Bible/ Commentaries: Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes (The Gospel According to the Old Testament) / Zack Eswine  Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told / John MacArthur  The Imitation of Christ in the Gospel...

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03 August
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Learning From the Boring Bits

Have you ever read Joshua? It starts out pretty cool. Joshua has just taken over from Moses as the dude leading this massive group of people, and FINALLY, after 40 years of wandering they are moving into this land that they have been promised by...

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02 August
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Entrusted vs Entitled

We live in a culture of entitlement. Entitlement can be defined as “an unrealistic, unmerited or inappropriate expectation of favorable living conditions and favorable treatment at the hands of others”. From the constant refrains of “I deserve, I deserve, I deserve”, I believe it is...

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01 August
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