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The (not so) Wonderful World of Ministry

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The interesting thing about this post is that I began writing it back in September when Pastor Wilson took his own life. I began writing it knowing that there would be some that think I am off-base, flat, or outright wrong. But I began writing it nonetheless. Why? Because these were very real emotions that…

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Christianity in America is Declining. Should We Be Surprised?

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We all have that grandma or grandpa that talks about how this country is “going to Hell in a handbasket”, or some other phrase indicating that we are at a moral or spiritual decline. For years we have shaken our heads and thought they were looking at the past through rose-colored glasses. But…   what…

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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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