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Can Biblical Strategies Resolve Serious Conflicts? (Part I)

Conflict is everywhere.  Small children need to be guided through conflict when they learn about sharing and scream, “…But that’s MINE!” Adolescents could use some serious education through conflict when they begin to believe their parents are ignorant and rebelliously demand their way. Adults (especially spouses) need practical coaching when they clash with one another’s viewpoints […]

What Does Jesus Expect From Us?

Jesus did a lot of teaching in parables.  He chose this method primarily for the purpose of hiding his real meaning from the public in fulfillment of a prophecy in Isaiah. Occasionally, he spoke a parable meant for his disciples. The story of the Wise and Foolish Virgins is such a case. We know the story […]

Why Did God Allow Slavery in the Bible?

Slavery.  It is a function of a sin ridden imperfect human race. When we hear of people being slaves the reality of what that means has a dramatic range. There was the inhuman harshness of Egyptian domination over Israel and the enslavement of Africans a few hundred years ago. Then there were the Roman and Greek […]

Does Christianity Preach the Gospel?

Every Christian group proclaims what they believe to be the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as we all claim to follow his leading and his life. The problem arises when we compare our doctrine, principles and life objectives with one another. Simply stated, it all just does not line up. There are SO many variations of […]

Does My Church Leadership Have It Right?

How is Christianity supposed to be organized?  If you look at the countless denominations we have today, you will see a wide variety of interpretations regarding leadership. With some, it all boils down to one individual leader. With others, it is a committee of several. In many cases, those in authority have the responsibility of […]

VIDEOS: Bonus – Redeeming the Time

Ephesians 5:15-16 tells us, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” We have work to do!  We are living at a time when knowledge is so widespread and bountiful that the average person living in a metropolitan area will be exposed to […]

Thou Shalt Not Covet – Is It Wrong to Want?

When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, they were in a specific order. Did you ever wonder why the last Commandment was to not covet? To covet in its most basic sense is “to have a strong desire for” something. What was there about the human propensity to want that God saw fit to […]

Do I Treat You as My Neighbor?

We live in volatile times. Justifiable demonstrations about justifiable concerns are overshadowed and even hijacked by those who simply seek anarchy and overthrow. We are descending into a tribal approach to our issues. If you do not agree with my perspective and my group, then you are considered a bigoted outsider who deserves to be shunned […]

Is Faith Built On Reason or Is Reason Built On Faith?

Religious faith is widely accepted as contrary to reason.  It is assumed to be built upon mystical and even fantastical thinking.  It is thought that religious faith, when put to a test of reasoned criticism, would fail miserably. This conclusion may be true regarding many different religious systems in our world.  We can’t speak for […]

What Does It Mean to Take God’s Name In Vain?

Our society is so advanced we can access the world from the palm of our hand.  It is so sophisticated we can communicate our thoughts globally in an instant.  But it is so self-absorbed we can design a reality with our own ego at its center.  In the ancient history of the Jewish nation, the […]