Picket Fences & Trip Wires

hroughout the history of the church believers have found it necessary to summarize their beliefs on important topics. This often happens in response to challenges either inside or outside the church. The result has been creeds, often in the case for really big issues, or in recent years, statements that set a biblical view in contrast to less favorable positions.

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Insights & Assumptions

O you ever wonder why Evangelical Twitter is such a circus? If you haven’t noticed—it is. For starters, I won’t pretend to be able to reduce it to a single problem. It’s way messier than that. But I do have a distinction that I think can be useful for anyone wanting better dialogue online.

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Christian Free Speech?

HE First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right of free speech for American citizens. This keeps the state from oppressing those who hold discenting views contrary to those of the government. It is a foundational right for religious freedom as well. But is it a Christian value?

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On Writing Your Own Obituary

EN Fuson was a journalist. He dropped out of college to jump at an opportunity to write. He developed a gambling problem. He had a relationship with Jesus that changed his life. And Ken wrote his own obituary. Here it is.

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Sanctified Sweat

OUR local gym might give you a better picture of church life than you realize. For the “most wonderful time of the year” I made a simple resolution. Instead of gaining five pounds from festive foods, I would work harder in the gym to offset the increased calorie intake. My time at the YMCA made me reflect on church life.

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More Gospel, Less Trolls, in 2020

OCIAL media is a lot of things. For me, it’s a way of gathering links to stories of interest, it’s a way to connect with different networks, it’s a fun place to prod friends, an avenue to share what I’m working on (something publishers request and encourage), and hopefully a place where I might be an encouragement to others. But in 2020, I need to make some changes in how I use it.

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Buying your Kids Tech? Consider this Program.

HRISTMAS is all about the birth of Christ. But I bet you’re celebrating with gifts too. And if you have tweenagers, you are probably considering some tech options. If you’re buying them anything that can connect to the internet you should check out this program.

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The Inevitable Christian Impulse of Thanksgiving

K. Chesterton once said the worst moment for an atheist is when they are really thankful but have no one to thank. I don’t know about that, as I’m sure a secular person could easily find someone to whom to direct gratitude. But in an ultimate sense, yes, I think Chesterton is on to something. There is an inevitable Christian impulse to Thanksgiving.

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What’s Your Voice for Sharing the Faith

INDING your voice is a common expression in the publishing world. It’s important for an author to both discover and decide their tone and style of writing. But when it comes to sharing the faith, which voice works best?

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