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My Seminary Experience: MBTS, How it Was, and What I Learned

I am done with seminary (excluding one tiny, non-graded thing to turn in). Man, it sure feels good to say that. Even more so, I’d venture to say I’m done with education altogether. After 18 years of education, I am done. Unless the Lord has other plans, I don’t plan on getting any higher degrees. […]

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The Day Jovi was Born

It began at about 6:30 A.M. June 13, a Thursday morning. For us, it was a regular day. I woke up at six, took a shower, and went into the living room to read. As I was reading, Shale called for me from the other room. “I think my water just broke.” I said, “Well, […]

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Do You Take Joy in Seeing Unity in the Church?

In Philippians 2, the Apostle Paul is encouraging the believers at Philippi to be unified. He exhorts them to have the same mind, same love, and be in full accord and of one mind (v. 2). Right before that, though, he tells them to “complete my joy.” What should we take away from this? It […]

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The New Intolerance

In case anybody forgot, conservative* evangelical Christians hold to the same basic tenets of the faith that have been around for 2,000+ years. We will defend those beliefs at all cost, even at the cost of our lives (because Jesus is worth it). Therefore, this means we believe things that some people–mostly on the Left–find […]

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Why We Need to be Intentional with How We Use Social Media

Social media, just like other types of technology, has blessings and curses. If you don’t understand that, you’re likely to fall into the trap of using it for sinful purposes. That is why we need to be intentional with how we use social media. We are Christians. As such, we should use our God-given wisdom […]

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Does Philippians 2:12 Teach Salvation by Works?

As Protestants, we champion the doctrine of salvation grace alone through faith alone—by Christ alone! We have firmly planted our feet in the Protestant sand, and that will never change! However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some texts of Scripture that make us scratch our noggin if we don’t understand the context. One of […]