Category Archives: Church

Can you imagine following Jesus apart from your politics?

From Keith Giles’ blog… As we look forward to the release of my new book, “Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb” on Jan. 20th, here’s a quick test to find out how entangled you are and … Continue reading

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America: The Seduction of Wealth and the Threat of Violence

I was reading Koester’s brief commentary on Revelation this morning and, again, I came across a passage that accurately describes the nation and culture in which I, as an American Christian, live: “John sought to startle his readers into a … Continue reading

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American Christians tricked into serving the cause of destruction and oppression

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14) “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and … Continue reading

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Christians, Trump, and the Devil

Too many people who call themselves “Christians” have sold their eternal souls for a mess of American pottage. Supporting Donald Trump is only one symptom of their eternally fatal disease… Continue reading

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The Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda “Beth hesda” is Hebrew for “House of mercy” Interestingly enough, Bethesda, Maryland is named after the old Bethesda Meeting House, which takes it’s name from the Pool of Bethesda story in the Bible. I used to … Continue reading

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The Ecclesiastical Text

The Ecclesiastical Text Now that I’m “Back to the Bible”, so to speak, I’m re-examining some of the textual criticism issues I studied over 20 years ago. I read Theodore Letis’ book “The Ecclesiastical Text” 20 years ago, and I … Continue reading

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America isn’t becoming more open-minded, it’s collapsing…

America isn’t becoming more open-minded, it’s collapsing… “And I found in my study that history is cyclic, and everywhere in the world you find this pattern in ancient times: that as a culture begins to decline, you have an efflorescence … Continue reading

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