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Context 101: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Hello my fact-truthers. I hope you all have been continuing to study the Word for yourselves and come to your own conclusions as to what beliefs you should have as Christians. 493 more words


Moses, Paul, Augustine, Calvin... and Heathen Gold

“And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.” – 366 more words


Elif Shafak's Perspective on Western Faith

Elif Shafak is a Turkish novelist whose Sufi faith is a powerful influence in her life and in her writing.  In this excerpt from The Forty Rules of Love she sheds a valuable light on faith from her tradition in which she can see unity where in the West often we see only difference, where our “distinction drawer” is too much in control.   987 more words

W. H. Auden

The Unity of Ecclesiastes & Philippians | part one

Back in 2012, I taught through the books of Ecclesiastes and Philippians together, attempting to show how they both present that true joy is only found in Christ. 952 more words


Reforming Calvinism, pt. 7: Unconditional Election

This is the seventh entry in my series on revising the five points of Calvinism (TULIP) in a more evangelical way. If you have not done so already, I would recommend that before proceeding you catch up on previous entries here:  1,962 more words

Evangelical Calvinism

What To Do When Life Piles Up

Everyone of us goes through times in our lives when everywhere we turn something needs to be done. And many of those things have limited time frames in which they have to be done. 225 more words


Acting Like New Creations

When I first became a Christian 22 years ago, the LORD changed many things in me.  The first thing to go was my potty mouth.  I’m embarrassed to admit that I often used the LORD’s name in vain and used many vulgar words. 386 more words