Repent, Run From the Light, or Smash the Bulb

“Back in the day” (early 1980s) the State College, Pennsylvania, City Council was having an open forum about a housing ordinance that would have forced owners, regardless of their own beliefs, to rent their properties to all people, including homosexuals.  What shocked me was when one of my friends testified...

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Twisting the Texts

Alan Colmes on his talk radio show in asserting that the Indiana religious freedom law promotes bigotry, stated that every legislature in the nation is and always has been run by Christians. To those who believe that being a Christian translates into a way of life that is described by...

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Obituary – Alvin Morgan

Alvin Kidd Morgan, 90, of Hobe Sound, Florida passed away on March 24, 2015 at Consulate Nursing Home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Born in Hapeville, Georgia, Mr. Morgan had previously lived in South Carolina, Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee before relocating to the Treasure Coast in 1981. He graduated...

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The Gospel Standard for Truth

The standard for everything in the Christian life is the gospel.  If we move away from the gospel in our teaching, preaching, or even our personal spiritual confidence to something else, we cease to be New Testament believers.  This is no small thing.  The Reformation was necessary because of ecclesiastics...

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Busybodies: We Don’t Know Who We Are

Here is a suspicion:  a lot of us have been involved in difficult and uncomfortable situations because of someone being a busybody, and we may sometimes be surprised to see that that someone is looking back at us in the mirror.  What is a busybody?  Note these three online dictionary...

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Are We No Better Than They?

An open letter addressed to adherents of a religion that was not Christian went something like this: “We are no better than you.  We are all sinners…”  This was written by someone who would consider himself to be a conservative evangelical.  The name is omitted here because it could have...

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The Back Side of Sin

The beginning is easy to go with, fun, feels good, and alleviates the momentary pressure of natural desires.  The beginning also fits in well with what is trending in the community of the world.  It is chic, daring, bold, and feels free.  It is defining for the individual and an...

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Is There Ever a Time for a Church Split?

Is There Ever a Time for a Church Split?

With hurt in his eyes and controlled anguish in his voice, a friend told me that his own relative had informed him that they no longer had basis for Christian fellowship.  Because of some supposed difference in beliefs, he could no longer commune with his flesh and blood brother.  Did...

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The Worsening of Evil

How could it get worse than the last century when multitudes of people were brutally killed by various totalitarian regimes? The terror of Soviet communism, the barbarity of the Nazis, the killing fields of Cambodia, the massacres of Mao, all violently took the lives of multiplied millions of people.

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Limitations of Argument

The Limitations of Argument

The argument was almost to get out of hand. I was standing for traditional morality and the radical student at the other side of the table was not happy. In fact, he wanted to go outside of the student union building and settle it by fists. I politely declined....

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