Daniel C. Elliott Jr.

Be a Contender for the Faith

In the classic movie “On The Waterfront,” former boxer turned dockworker Terry Malloy, portrayed by Marlon Brando, grapples with internal conflict amid the violence and corruption dictated by the ruthless union boss, Johnny Friendly. Haunted by regrets and unrealized dreams from his boxing days, Terry finds himself entangled in the union’s corrupt practices. The pivotal …

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Holy Syntax! – Respecting God’s Chosen Pronouns

In recent years, there has been a growing trend among some Christian circles to use feminine terminology when addressing God and the Holy Spirit. While this perspective seeks to promote gender equality and inclusivity, it raises serious theological concerns. There is no biblical precedence for this practice, and indeed, there is ample biblical support to …

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Entire Sanctification: Spirit, Soul, and Body

Eighteenth-century Anglican priest John Wesley spoke of salvation as having two general parts—justification and sanctification (The Scripture Way of Salvation). When we first come to faith in Jesus Christ, we become justified, which is to say, saved from the guilt and condemnation of our sins. Simultaneously, the lifelong process of sanctification begins, which is the …

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Recipe for Faith

When I was about 10 years old, there was a wonderful lady who would invite me over to her house sometimes after church to make cookies.  One of my favorite recipes that we used to make together was something she called Chinese Noodle Cookies.  You might know them by another name: haystacks.  They’re made with …

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Universal Disaster

In the state of California where I live, a proposition was passed that reduced theft under $950 in value to a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Many believe this caused a spike in shoplifting within major cities such as San Francisco. I haven’t analyzed the data to determine if this is true, but it is …

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