User Posts: Michael Whitworth
Hidden Handicaps

Hidden Handicaps

I have a soft spot in my heart for people with hidden handicaps. Though they deal with several disadvantages in life, the blind walk with a walking stick. The deaf gesture with ...

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I’ve Been Fired. Now What?

I’ve Been Fired. Now What?

Some time ago, I sat down with a preacher who had recently been fired by his congregation. Behind his smile, his face bore pain and his eyes sadness. Everything about his posture ...

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I Don’t Have Time to Floss

I Don’t Have Time to Floss

For two years now, I have not been a local minister. Through my Teaching Rocket seminars, I have still been privileged to continue in ministry; I speak in some pulpit somewhere ...

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Michael Goes to Minnesota

Michael Goes to Minnesota

I attend 4-6 of our lectureships, et al., a year and have for several years. The pointed finger of our convicting preaching at these events seems aimed at the rest of the ...

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6 Ways to Deal with Criticism in Ministry

6 Ways to Deal with Criticism in Ministry

If you are in ministry, receiving criticism is inevitable. Some of it is healthy and must be heeded. Some of it is worthless and must be ignored. I think the vast majority of it ...

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Think On These Things

Think On These Things

In my youth, I was blessed to have several older Christians who gave me advice for practical Christian living. Now, it's time I remind them of some of that same advice.

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Avoid Foolish Questions

Avoid Foolish Questions

In graduate school, I read a short, small book that was of immense value. In it, the author encouraged theological students to respect the Christians in their churches and not to ...

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Out in the Cold

Out in the Cold

Having experienced a bit of suffering in my life, may I let you in on a little secret about suffering? It's not pleasant. In fact, suffering stinks. All suffering. I'm not in ...

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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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Face to Face

Face to Face

Anyone can criticize from afar, and it's become depressingly easy to do so. Perhaps, as Christians, we should adopt a policy of only criticizing in person, face to face, in ...

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Love is the Weapon of Choice

Love is the Weapon of Choice

Making a statement on sin does not erode Christian love; it intensifies it.

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Sacred Sins of the Church

Sacred Sins of the Church

There are two things I need to get off my chest. I've vented privately to friends about these two issues, but I feel the need to speak out publicly. I've been observing these two ...

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Browsing All Comments By: Michael Whitworth
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    Michael Whitworth May 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Kerry, Steven’s article is not refuted by Matt. 20:29-30. I address this in my comments on Gen. 6 in “The Epic of God.” From the footnote: “It is possible for Matt 22:30 and parallel passages to coexist with this interpretation. Jesus’ statement could represent a post-Flood reality, he may have meant that angels cannot marry one another, or not had rebellious angels in mind at all—’in heaven’ being the key phrase.”

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    Michael Whitworth September 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Not yet.

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    Michael Whitworth August 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Church Curmudgeon, is that you?

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    Michael Whitworth April 1, 2016 at 10:16 am

    But surely the requirement means something, wouldn’t you agree :-)?

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    Michael Whitworth January 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    April 22-23, 2016

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    Michael Whitworth November 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Amen, Justin. Thanks so much for sharing. Praise God.

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    Michael Whitworth October 20, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Thanks, Jerry. It’s a blessing to know you too. Excited about RRFE.

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    Michael Whitworth October 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Thanks, Lennie! So grateful for your support, but more grateful to call you brother! Keep up your great work for the Lord!

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    Michael Whitworth September 5, 2014 at 7:58 am

    David, I’m very sorry you walked away with that impression. I assure you that it was not my intent to give that impression. This article concerns the human perversion of sound doctrine, not the sound doctrine taught in God’s Word that we are to believe and adhere to. Hope this helps… Blessings.

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    Michael Whitworth September 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks Jeffrey. I would respectfully disagree on what Jesus meant when he said “a second is like it.” He clearly taught elsewhere that poor relationships with others trumps our relationship with God (Matt 5:23-24). Thanks for reading!

  11. Michael Whitworth June 2, 2014 at 8:27 am

    For the record, I was fired twice in less than 2 years.

  12. Michael Whitworth August 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I think that’s awesome advice!

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    Michael Whitworth May 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks Lennie!

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    Michael Whitworth May 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you!

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    Michael Whitworth May 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks Mrs Laurel! That means a lot!

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    Michael Whitworth May 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks so much!!

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    Michael Whitworth May 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    As do I, Donny!

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    Michael Whitworth May 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks, Joan! You are a real encouragement to me! Columbia is a dear place; I preached in Culleoka 2005-2008.

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    Michael Whitworth May 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Yep, Glenn, that’s a complicated one….

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    Michael Whitworth May 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    John, I agree! I think we ALL do!

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    Michael Whitworth May 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I agree, Nathan. That scene more resembles a Grimm’s Fairy Tale than Sacred Scripture

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    Michael Whitworth May 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Trae, gross as it sounds, it had to do with the genitals being the source of posterity and blessing. The blessing/birthright had to do with the lineage continuing to prosper.

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    Michael Whitworth May 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Robert, you’re right. It was very common. I discussed that very thing in chapter 7 of “Epic.” But I maintain that what culture tolerates and God allows are often worlds apart.

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    Michael Whitworth May 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

    David, I agree. That’s a thorny, tough one

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    Michael Whitworth May 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I’m with you, Richard. I’ve never fully understood it myself

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    Michael Whitworth April 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Gipson, that’s one of my favorite scenes in Genesis

  27. Michael Whitworth April 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks, Lori, for all your support!

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    Michael Whitworth March 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I agree, David. I too seek balance. Using Scripture, we must discern what is an abomination to God and what is an offense to our opinions. It is the latter I was addressing. I believe love should be the acid-test for our motives.

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    Michael Whitworth January 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    RE: 800 page Epic on Jude——Challenge Accepted!

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    Michael Whitworth January 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Chris, I have been mulling how to address the minor prophets. I’d love to hear more of your thoughts on how they could be addressed collectively while still respect their individual personalities and contributions.

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    Michael Whitworth January 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Thanks, Warren!

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    Michael January 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

    My wonderful mom, ladies and gentlemen…