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Keep It Simple

I like things simple. Simple life. Simple truth: light/dark truth/lie freedom/bondage. “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.” – Prov. 15:16 KISS: Keep It Simple, Silly. Read John. Advertisements

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The “More Wars Fought For God” Myth

More people have been killed in the name of God than for any other reason. People give this objection as if its historically factual. Its not even close. Queue up Joe Friday. “Even if this were true, you could not … Continue reading

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Bring Them Up in the Training and Admonition of the Lord

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” – Eph. 6:4 “Bring them up” = ektréphō – feed. “Training” = paideía – instruction to reach maturity. “Admonition” = nouthesía – … Continue reading

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I should read the Old Testament more, but I don’t.

I should read the Old Testament more, but I don’t. I get lost in all the names & places. Then I just give up. I hear this all the time. Maybe this will help. How are you approaching the OT? … Continue reading

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The Rich Young Ruler

If someone asked you how to get to Heaven, you’d probably say “by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9),” right? So why did Jesus give the Law to the rich young ruler when he asked the same question (Mark … Continue reading

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Straining at Rowing

I took Mary kayaking this weekend. Typical of a 2-year old, she wanted to “do it myself!” Needless to say, we didn’t get very far and she ended up pretty frustrated. Truth be told, she was a hot mess and I apologize to … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Digital Joneses

Coming away from your device, do you feel better or worse? Keeping up with the digital Joneses, do you feel superior or inferior? It’s hard work, isn’t it? Pretending that everything is perfect. Read most comment sections and you can … Continue reading

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