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Why Theology?

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Many people, perhaps even yourself, have asked this question before. Why do I need to study theology? The answer is quite simple: Because you already are.   So, what is theology? Theology is comprised of two Greek words Theo meaning god, and logy which means the study of.[2] Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is. By…

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Pride At The Church

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It’s that time of year again. The time of year where the messengers are sent, resolutions are had, and Chik Fil-A flows through the convention halls. It is the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. It’s a joyous time in Baptist life where issues are hashed out, missionaries are sent, and we here report from the…

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Abortion: Unwanted Thoughts from a White Male

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    It’s murder.        

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A life of Significance begins with prayer and often times our ministry will be born from our burdens

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A life of Significance begins with prayer and often times our ministry will be born from our burdens Nehemiah 1:1 – 2:1a   I love the book of Nehemiah. I would have to say that I have probably ready it through more than any other book in the Bible. There are more than likely more…

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Large But Not in Charge

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“But this is different. I have a thyroid condition”   I told myself as I sat down with my second plate. Living in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, there is not much to do with friends on a weekend night except eat. Whether that is to have someone over to your house for dinner or…

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Four Lessons Bible College Couldn’t Teach Me

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The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of papers and memories. My time at Bible College is quickly coming to an end, and as I approach graduation I am reminded of just how far the Lord has brought me from the angry, punk rocker that started in 2010. This journey has been a long…

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The Harming Perception of the Overly-Critical Christian

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We Christians have had a way of harming how the world outside perceives us for many years.  And not in the “we are not of the world so it hates us” way that John 15:19 states, though some of us do a fair bit of that, too. We’ve claimed many new things are from the…

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The Amplitude of our Faith

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am·pli·tude      [ˈampləˌt(y)o͞od]   1.the breadth, range, or magnitude of something. 2.The maximum extent of an oscillation of something measured from the position of equilibrium.   I love language. Words have such far-reaching and extravagant power that I think we sometimes take it for granted. We miss out on the true power of the words we…

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What it REALLY Means to Be Purchased by God

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There are many terms and colloquialisms we Christians use that some like to refer to as ‘Christianese’. Many outside the Church and new Christians are unfamiliar with them, making them sort of an inside lingo. Washed by the blood, sanctification, evangelism, disciple, and… purchased by God are among the many things we say that can…

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Can You Be a Christian Without Believing in the Bible?

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No.      

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