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The Gospel of John

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God’s Offer to Us

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The Gospel Cannot Be Contained

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The Cost of Discipleship

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Holy, Holy, Holy

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The Perfect Gift for Anytime

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In God We Trust–True or False?

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When Silence Is Golden

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God of Wonders

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Testify to Love

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A Matter of Justice

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Miracles Follow the Plow

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Seizing the Day

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The God Who Is There

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Not Negotiable

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Faith, Obedience, and a Lighter Burden

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Put Away Compromise

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black-red-and-white-daisiesI originally created this blog site on July 20, 2010, and it took me a while to get the hang of blogging. I wrote a number of posts from July 2010 through April 2011 and then ended up deleting all of them because they were “all over the place” with no consistent theme which was frustrating.

I resurrected my blog in July 2011 and from that point on it just took off. There are currently over 460 blog posts on it. Within the pages of this blog I’ve blogged about how I have integrated my Christian faith with the challenges brought on by long-term unemployment (which started on April 21, 2009, and is still ongoing) and also from issues going on in our society and within Christianity in America today. It is my personal blog and I discuss a wide variety of issues affecting Christians and how we can live out our faith while navigating through the various challenges present in our secular society.

Some of what I have written is not always popular within mainstream Christianity in America today; however, I do not write as an outsider to the human race or American Christianity. No, we are all in this together. Unfortunately, so often in the past several decades we’ve forgotten to take seriously the “hard” parts of the Bible that we don’t want to hear or we ignore those passages we don’t like or, worse yet, we rarely even read the Bible. We often want the blessings that come with being Christian without any of the costs (as in the cost of discipleship). And Jesus Christ had a lot to say about that–how we are to live if we are really His disciples–throughout the four Gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and it has nothing to do with living just like the rest of our culture with a little “God talk” thrown in to make us sound good and/or by attending church on Sunday. It’s time to get back to the basics of authentic Christianity and not just acclimating our beliefs to fit in with the culture all around us. It is my hope that these blog posts will give you, my readers, some “food for thought” in that direction if you want or desire it.

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This blog last updated on November 26, 2016

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Our Highest Priority

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The Truth Doesn’t Lie

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When Silence Is Not Golden

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Our Calling As Christians

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Taking Action

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For the Greater Good

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Worthy is the Lamb

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All Thing Are Possible with God

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The Inadequacy of “Instant Christianity”

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What Does It Mean To Accept Christ?

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The Vital Place of the Church

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Heresy 101

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Cherry Picking 101

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Don’t Substitute Prayer for Obedience

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Christless Christianity

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By God’s Spirit

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Overcoming Distractions

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