Facebook Etiquette for Disciples of Jesus

I’ve been a Facebook user since 2006. Since that time, I would consider myself a moderate user (my children would choose the term “creeper”). Whatever term best identifies me, I’ve been around long enough to be “put off,” “disappointed,” “embarrassed,” and “shocked” by some of the things I’ve read and seen. Therefore, I’m going to …

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HERmeneutics

Churches have always been influenced by the values of the cultures that surround them. For instance, the city of Corinth was known for its immorality, and it’s no surprise that immorality had also crept into the church (1 Corinthians 5). Today, our culture highly values the equality of men and women, and thus the message …

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As Light As Pink

You’re probably familiar with the statement written by the prophet Isaiah, in which he said, “Come let us reason together, though your sins be like scarlet, they shall be light as pink.” … No, that’s not what Isaiah said, though one might think he did by the way some Christians act. No, what Isaiah said …

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Survey Says…

A recent survey conducted by the Barna Group asked “Practicing Christian Millennials” (people born between 1981-1996 or to say it this way, 23 to 38 year old’s) if they knew what the “Great Commission” was. The results were shocking. Only 10% of these “Practicing Christian Millennials” knew what the Great Commission was. The great commission …

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My First Lesson In Hermeneutics

My first lesson in hermeneutics came when I was about 8-years-old in Citizen’s Drug Store in Chester, WV. I had stopped in the drugstore on my way home from school to buy some bubble gum and opposite the bubble gum, in the same aisle, was a “Tonka truck.” When I was a boy, I never …

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