The Early Church and Slavery


I just want to say right off the top that I know this is a sensitive topic for a lot of people.  However, it’s also a topic that has been distorted by atheists and others who would seek to damage the credibility of the Bible.  The reality is that some subjects are difficult, but they […]

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The Mindset of Christ


There is a tremendous amount of pressure on young preachers in this day and age.  Success isn’t measured by faithfulness to the Word of God, but rather by how many people are in your church or how much money you collect.  It seems that most people have forgotten perhaps the most important aspect of being […]

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Church in the Wild


The last month has been crazy for what seems like the entire world. As this virus has spread, whole sections of society are being shut down. Sports are gone. Cafes are gone. Restaurants have been made to close down. Small businesses are facing major difficulties. And beyond all of that, churches have been closed to […]

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Is God Evil?


There is a pretty serious charge being levied against God by the group known as the New Atheists.  They claim that if the God of the Bible exists, then he is evil.  Most of their support for this comes from the Old Testament in which God tells his people to wipe out certain groups of […]

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The Folly of New Atheism


Over the last few years a group called the New Atheists has been gaining in popularity.  This group claims to have no religion, and one of their most outspoken leaders is a man named Richard Dawkins.  Dawkins has been quoted as saying that all religion is a disease and it should be eradicated.  But do […]

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Peddlers or Preachers?


There are few things more annoying than someone trying to sell you something.  I deal with it all the time here in Philly.  I just try to go out for a walk or to grab something to eat, and I am met by people trying to sell me something.  It’s bad enough in everyday life, […]

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God’s Timing


Wait.  Be patient.  These are not words that we like to hear, ESPECIALLY my generation.  We want things as soon as possible, or even sooner.  The problem is that we then try to take these demands into our relationship with God. Has God ever made you a promise?  Has that promise been fulfilled yet?  If […]

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Remember Lot’s Wife


No one has ever spoken like Jesus.  Take all the great orators throughout history, and not one of them can come close to the power with which Jesus spoke.  So if he is speaking then we should probably listen to what he is saying.  When I see red letters in the Bible I pay close […]

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The Key To Overcoming Anxiety


Anxiety rules our world.  From the most powerful people in the world, to the very poorest people in the world, no one is exempt from anxiety.  The problem, especially in America, is that we have built lifestyles that revolve around impatience.  We don’t want to wait for anything.  By the time one thing is done […]

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