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Bible Q&A: Who Really Has the Authority on Earth, God or Satan?

Question: In Bible study the other day, we were studying Luke chapter four. Satan tempts Jesus in the wilderness for 40 days. Satan says to Jesus, “Bow down and worship me, and I can give you all this.” I know he is the father of lies, so was that a lie? Could […]

Parents and Children, Be Motivated by the Gospel

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. (Exodus 20:12) God had miraculously brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt at the time when Israel received the Ten Commandments. God was setting them apart as […]

How to Move from Duty to Delight

But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. (Romans 7:6) There is a diminished version of Christianity that is often found […]
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Five Reasons to Hope in God This Election Season

With important issues on the table and potential long-lasting implications of an election, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the hype, madness, and passion that abounds during an election cycle. There are several pitfalls Christians can fall into with their thinking in regards to politics: You […]
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Four Keys to Practice Spiritual Disciplines

While walking to a seminary class several years ago, I stopped by the café to purchase some coffee. After filling my cup, I observed a married couple holding hands and praying at a nearby bench. I thought, “That is really neat!” Then, I thought, in a moment of my flesh, […]
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The Parody of Pokémon GO

To evaluate elements of popular culture from a theological or theoretical perspective sets you up to sound like a jerk. It’s unavoidable. It’s hard to be critical and not sound uptight. But what is the alternative? Should we close our eyes and fail to see that every new form of […]