When ‘My Bad’ Really Is Bad

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“Keep in mind that when sin is viewed superficially, it is dealt with superficially.”  -Erwin W. Lutzer When something gets me really mad, or really scared, I do something about it. When something seems technically wrong but excusable, I shrug it off. So what I deal with seriously, combining decision and action, tells you a lot about what really matters to me and what doesn’t. Continue Reading

Two Online Groups Starting

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At Genesis Biblical Solutions, we know the value of support, and what it means to anyone who is going through a crisis in a relationship, or struggle with a life-dominating issue. You're not meant to go through this alone--that's why I'm starting two online support groups, beginning in March. Register now by checking out the info below: The Game Plan Men's Purity Group Based on his 5-step plan, ROUTE, men will learn specific steps to take, how to establish order, deal with cycles of temptation, and get off the "rollercoaster" by Continue Reading

Jesus and Same-Sex Marriage

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Recent well-publicized developments are causing many Christians to re-examine their position on homosexuality. A newly-formed group called Evangelicals for Marriage Equality is dedicated to creating dialogues within Bible believing churches on why we should support same sex marriage. Well known Christian artist Vicky Beeching recently “came out” as a Christin lesbian, joining similarly influential gospel artists who’ve come out as homosexual, including Ray Boltz, Jennifer Knapp and Clay Aiken. Popular author and speaker Rob Bell has announced Continue Reading

When the Young and the Restless Leave Church

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My son had some disturbing news to share the other day. He attended an event where several of his old friends who had graduated from his youth group showed up. When he asked how they were doing, too many of them explained that, since moving on from the high school ministry, they’d left the faith for various reasons. Of course, others still had their relationship with God intact, but he was understandably sad. I’m understandably disturbed. And the worst of it is, the ranks of older adolescents shifting from church to unbelief seem to be Continue Reading

Sinner and a Movie

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With movies like God’s Not Dead, Heaven is for Real and Noah dominating our conversations about the Bible and the box office, one quiet little film has, I think, slipped past a lot of folk’s radars. Which is too bad, because of all the current films touching on faith, I think this one delivers the most impact, even though it’s not billed as a Christian film, nor does it clearly promote the gospel. Continue Reading

His Work, His Timetable

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“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” -Psalms 138:8 I’m starting this year with a very mixed assortment of gratitude and disappointment, which is to say 2013 was business as usual. Continue Reading

Lessons from “A Christmas Carol” Part Three: The Director’s Cut

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This is Part Three of a five part series we're doing on lessons we can still glean from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus! Why show me this, if I am past all hope?  - A Christmas Carol When a DVD comes out labeled “Director’s Cut”, then you’ve got me. Because of all the things in a good film I appreciate, my loudest kudos go to the Director who brings it all together. It’s his Continue Reading