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Is It Ridiculous For Christians To Emphasize The Bible?

Is It Ridiculous? The Ridiculous Emphasis Christians Place on the Bible. This was the title of an article recently posted on the Church Leaders website, written by Brian Jones, a pastor. 1 My first thought on seeing the title went something like this: It can’t be … surely this is […]

Why The Truth Matters

Truth Matters For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. -3 John 3-4 Why should we care so much about […]

Broken Wolves

If someone has suffered a great deal, or is “broken,” “authentic,” or “raw”–BUT is also in error regarding their beliefs, teachings, and the solution to their suffering–he or she often receives “immunity” or a pass when it comes to being challenged or confronted on their false beliefs or teachings. It […]

The Shack: A Watershed Moment

The Shack has been referred to both as one of the greatest Christian books of all time, and as the “greatest deception foisted on the church in the last 200 years.” At first, that profound disagreement may not make sense. But, in an increasingly polarized society and Church, this sharp division […]

False Teachers And Sin

Clear And Present Danger But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings. –Jeremiah 23:21-22 Of all the dangers facing believers and non-believers alike, false teachers are near the […]

13 Marks of Manipulators and Abusers

  13 MARKS OF MANIPULATORS & ABUSERS When it comes to relationships, there is an extremely common misconception that forgiveness equals trust. Or, that once forgiveness is offered, the relationship in question is now reconciled. But in reality (and according to Scripture), these concepts are very different and distinct. In […]

Performance = Value

The Lies (Part 3) [ Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Truth & Lies ] Lie #1: Performance = Value My value comes from my performance. The first specific lie we’ll look at in our series on Truth & Lies is the one that says: My value is based […]

Truth & Lies: Part 2

Truth and Lies [ Read Part 1 ] When it comes to falsehood, the usual rationale or justification for listening to questionable sources goes something like this … Just eat the meat and spit out the bones. It’s okay because the good stuff outweighs the bad. I don’t know if […]

Truth & Lies: Part 1

Our Greatest Threat What would you say is the single greatest threat facing you today? Death? Satan? The “other” political party? (And yes, some people might equate all three.) What if I told you that the greatest danger to you (along with your friends and loved ones) is simply this: […]

True Love or Manipulation? A Critique of the Best-Selling Book Love & Respect

True love. What is it? How do we define it? Is there a difference between what the world says love is and what Scripture says? First Corinthians 13, arguably the most well-known definition of love in the Bible, gives us a straightforward list of what love–real love–looks like. And right […]