A More Excellent Way

Although with great training some people can do well with a high pressure approach to sharing their faith, most of us are more comfortable with different options. The high-pressure approach doesn’t only put pressure on the ones we share with, but also on us. For those who don’t do their…

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What I’m Writing

I’m excited to be involved in several writing projects right now. I really enjoyed writing when I’m not preparing sermons and Bible studies. From time to time I’ll talk about the kinds of writing projects are doing. Many of them will be found on this blog somewhere. y biggest project…

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Facing Rejection

We are all social creatures. Everyone wants to be part of the group, or at least have a few friends. And that’s the danger of sharing your faith with your friends and family. What if they reject you? After all, the Bible tells us that we will be persecuted when…

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Turn or Burn

We are all familiar with the man on the corner of the street with a sign, “turn or burn!” Most Christians are uncomfortable with the image and the message. But then we think, “At least that guy’s out there showing his faith.” But I would question the message and the…

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Confident to Witness

I’ve met many Christians over the years who have hang-ups about witnessing. It doesn’t help when you see someone on the street with “Turn or Burn” signs. There are many ways to evangelize and confrontational styles are one of them. But most people other than the actors on the TV…

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Faith in a Box

There are some interesting movements that have been around now for a while. These movements have been called by several different names such as the Word of Faith movement, Name It Claim It, and generally, the hyper-faith movements. I have never been comfortable with these people, who are usually on…

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Karma…in the Bible?

When people read some of the Proverbs of the Old Testament, they gather that this principle is considered Karma, part of the doctrine of reincarnation. Whether or not these people prescribe a pluralistic view that every religion contains a kernel of real truth and all religions basically say the same…

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Penny for Your Faith

I would like to think through a few popular theologies swimming around in Christian space. I have always been disturbed by these theologies for good, biblical reasons. But I am not one for dogmatically declaring them complete heresies. I do not believe they adequately adhere to reality and biblical thought.…

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