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One Christian’s Take on The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

When there is no freedom, no God, and no food, people go nuts. My wife and I saw The Hunger Games last night. I don't normally review movies, but as far as movies go, I thought it was good. My wife had recently read the book, so she explained that the violence of the movie was …

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Is Mad Men a Religious Program?

Mad Men

Well... no, but it certainly makes for a good illustration of a very simple biblical principle - that of consequences. The laws of "sowing and reaping" or "cause and effect" are realities we cannot escape. I loved Russell Moore's post on this topic so much I wanted to pass it …

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Why God’s Judgment Is Such a Tough Subject

As Isaiah put it, God's ways are above our ways, and His thoughts are above our thoughts. He is holy, transcendent, distinct, and set apart from us. And He is, as Noah put it, the "Judge of all the earth," and He will "do right." But we often answer wrongly on His behalf. Let …

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Preaching About Depravity

The soul that sins - it shall die.

Yesterday, I preached about depravity. We're journeying through the entire Bible and I came to the passage where Moses comes down off the mountain and the people have made a golden calf. God prepared him with the information, but Moses was still utterly shocked at their …

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The Rush of Summer

Isn't summer supposed to be our vacation from the busyness of life? This summer, for the Cox family, is flying right by in a whirlwind of activity. We've traveled to see family in three different states (Missouri and Georgia for Angie, Kentucky for me). We're getting ready to …

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What A Wonderful World

At our wedding, Angie and I chose to have Louie Armstrong's song played... What a Wonderful World. In light of yesterday's shootings, and so many other monumental tragedies in recent years, is it really a wonderful world? We were driving to Fort Smith yesterday for the annual …

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God’s Plan for Global Warming

After a decade and more of increased intensity in natural disasters, rising temperatures in the oceans, chunks of ice the size of states breaking off of the Arctic and Antarctic, we've come to realize that something about planet earth is changing. Well... at least some of us …

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Paradise Lost

"And unto Adam [God] said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hasteaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is theground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns andthistles …

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