Dealing with Culture in the Church, Part 1

Dealing with Culture in the Church, Part 1

It seems that too many times we fail to address the regular-ness and everyday-ness of the church. We fail to discuss the fact that we are all a part of culture and that the church ...

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Christianity versus Roman Nationalism

Christianity versus Roman Nationalism

Contained within the two-volume work of the physician, Luke is a polemic which when read against the backdrop of the Roman Empire is seen to be pro-Kingdom of God and somewhat ...

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Under Siege

Under Siege

Preacher, are you feeling burned out? Do you feel dead inside? You might never admit it to yourself, but has the Gospel ceased to inspire you? Preacher, do you feel under ...

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A Response to Critics

A Response to Critics

My article from Monday, “Has Our Bible Replaced Our Lord?”, has brought with it many positive comments and some not so positive. I never take issue when someone critiques the ...

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Wrestling Match

Wrestling Match

“Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day (Genesis 32:24).” Alizera Karimi-Machiani was controlling his Russian opponent and appeared ...

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First Things First

First Things First

 What do you think of when you hear the word, treasure? Do you think of lost treasure? Treasure Island? Buried treasure? The Goonies is a story set in Astoria, OR. The Goonies ...

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Has Our Bible Replaced Our Lord?

Has Our Bible Replaced Our Lord?

Please understand that this is not in any way an attack on the Divine Scriptures. If anything, it’s inquiry into where our true faith lies. Is it in the Scriptures themselves, or ...

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“To the church of God…”

“To the church of God…”

This morning, we begin a church wide study of 1st Corinthians in our adult Bible classes at Faith Village. The more I teach, preach, and study God’s word, the more I love the book ...

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