Wherever You Find Truth, You Will Find Freedom

Wherever You Find Truth, You Will Find Freedom

Ever been trapped in a spiritual stronghold? It’s likely that you have even if you didn’t know what was happening at the time. A stronghold is simply believing a lie, on repeat. We can find ourselves in strongholds because of trauma, false teaching,...
Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 6: Retrain Your Mind

Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 6: Retrain Your Mind

In case you missed it: Step 1: Recognize God’s Goodness Step 2: Release Your Heart Step 3: Repent of Sinful Choices Step 4: Receive God’s Forgiveness Step 5: Renounce Lies Everyone has a junk drawer, right? We have several, actually, but our primary junk drawer...
Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 5: Renounce Lies

Moving Beyond Shame and Regret, Step 5: Renounce Lies

In case you missed it: Step 1: Recognize God’s Goodness Step 2: Release Your Heart Step 3: Repent of Sinful Choices Step 4: Receive God’s Forgiveness Christians sometimes talk about “strongholds,” and may have in mind something demonic, an addiction, or a...
The Kind of Old-Time Religion the Church Really Needs

The Kind of Old-Time Religion the Church Really Needs

I’m writing this article to a generation that might never have heard the old song, Old Time Religion (so I included a clip from an old movie, Sergeant York, for you). I grew up in an old-fashioned church. We had an old building, built in 1833, and an old...
The Truth About the Knowability of Truth

The Truth About the Knowability of Truth

Let me talk philosophy for a second. Truth is knowable. People debate that, but 2 + 2 = 4. Every. Single. Time. Just try to come up with a different answer. This is why I was always better at math than other subjects (until I sat next to Angie in Algebra – all...
Four Commitments the Church Ought to Keep for the World's Sake

Four Commitments the Church Ought to Keep for the World's Sake

I’m not an SBC Pastor (Southern Baptist Convention). I’m a BMA Pastor (Baptist Missionary Association of America), but I did grow up in an SBC church, served as a Pastor at an SBC church, and many of my great heroes in ministry have been SBC leaders. So I...
In a Culture War, There Can Be No Truce Nor Victory, So…

In a Culture War, There Can Be No Truce Nor Victory, So…

Hobby Lobby went to court. World Vision changed its hiring policy. Then they changed it back. The President visited the Pope. It’s been a big week – not for the kingdom, but for western evangelicalism. And it hasn’t been pretty. The church is called,...
The Truth of the Bible Still Matters, and It Always Will

The Truth of the Bible Still Matters, and It Always Will

The Bible is literally true. If I just lost you, that’s okay. I get that this may come across as a weird statement to anyone reading who is 1) not a Christian, 2) a new Christian, or 3) a “progressive” Christian who disagrees. And it’s...
Truth Isn't Subject to Change

Truth Isn't Subject to Change

On the radio this morning were two different stories about major moral issues in American culture. On the abortion front was the story of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signing into law two of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country: one that bans abortion...
Big Truths I Need to Hear Every Day

Big Truths I Need to Hear Every Day

I’m a messed up human being. I don’t mean that I’m particularly deranged – just that I was born broken and have reached the plateau of adulthood carrying some flaws with me. The biggest flaw? I believe lies… sometimes. Here’s a law...

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