Study after study in the last quarter-century reveals that American Christians are increasingly not reading or engaging their Bibles, don’t engage their Bibles, and don’t know their Bibles. A recent Lifeway Study reveals how often people read their Bibles: 19% – Every day 26% – A few times a week 14% – Once a week […]

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What about divorce?

I have the longest running marriage in my family for 3 generations. For the last intact marriage in my family, you have to go back to my Great-Grandparents. When my grandmother got married, she knew my grandfather had problems. He was an alcoholic. He might have cheated on her. But he was hardworking, she loved […]

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For a while, I was very resistant and antagonistic to church. Growing up I had been fed the party line about God, the church, and the Bible…but there came a time when I started asking some tougher and deeper questions. When they wouldn’t or couldn’t answer them it pushed me away. Some people are really […]

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1 Corinthians 14:34

Today we are looking at two of the most quoted passages in Scripture when dealing with this debate. These are the troublesome passages, if you will, when dealing with the role of women in the ministry of the Church. I have always said, nothing has made me more of a feminist than becoming the father […]

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Matthew 7:1

Have you ever met someone who consistently uses a word or phrase wrongly? One of my favorite movies has a running joke about misusing a word… This actually happens in real life… When I was in college I was part of a ministry team that travelled around to different churches in the area. It was […]

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Matthew 5:39

Recently, on Thrillest.com, I read an article titled “9 Innocent Gestures That’ll Get You Punched In the Face Overseas.” Despite the aggressive title, it simply told about benign gestures we make as Americans that are not so benign in other cultures. 1. Thumbs Up: In Thailand it ranges from very offensive to something akin to […]

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Jeremiah 29:11

When I first became a Christian, I wanted to know how to grow closer to God. The advice I got was: read the Bible, pray, tithe, go to church, and follow the rules. Seemed simple, but it also didn’t seem right. The more I looked into things, the more I realized there were a variety […]

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Introduction to Twisted Scriptures

A New Year started this week. There is something about starting a new year raises up within each of the hope that we can start over and get things right or righter this year. So many will make resolutions, and dream of losing those 20 pounds, reading more books, being more positive…One of the biggest […]

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