Bible, Culture & Christian Ethics


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...
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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,...
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The Testimony of Thomas
I failed!  We all did. Jesus said we would desert Him in His darkest hour, and we did just that. I was so distraught with fear and sorrow when Pilate sentenced Him to death that I couldn’t bear to...
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...
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Restored In God's Image
When God created man on the 6th day, He took a moment to survey all that He had made “and saw that it was very good!” Scripture says man was created in the image of God, but according to John...
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God is Love but Love is Not God
Christian author A.W. Tozer once wrote, “To magnify one phase of God’s unitary character and diminish another is always wrong.” He goes on to explain how if we magnify only God’s love, then we are left...
Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness.” Typically it is used in a tongue-in-cheek manner in regard to bathing and wearing clean clothes. Fortunately for some of...
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Worship Is A Discipline
A friend of mine once told me, “I feel highly rejected and I think that God and I are going to take a break for a while.” My friend served on the worship team at his church. But at this point in his life,...
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...
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Debt Free in Christ
“He canceled the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” –Colossians 2:14 Black Friday has just passed us by. It is the busiest...
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