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Posts from August 2010

Child Math

I don’t know if I’ve confessed this before, but I’m no lover of math.  In fact, I successfully got around my required Calculus credit for my bachelor’s degree by taking Applied Statistics for Social Sciences.  That was surely an answer to prayer!  Now, my friend and church brother Guy Buckner is all about math.  I think he even sees the world in…

How to Handle Grief Biblically

Jesus told us in John 16:33 that in this world, in this lifetime, we will have trouble.  There will be pain, tribulation, and suffering, and in the wake of trouble comes grief.  Grief is a common human experience.  We all know what it is because we’ve all been through it.  Perhaps you are in grief right now.  Maybe you’ve been in grief…

My Email to Glenn Beck

In response to Glenn Beck’s TV show, which aired Wednesday, August 18, I decided to voice some concern to him.  Maybe you’re not aware that Mr. Beck is a Mormon.  Spiritually, that’s troublesome to me because Mormonism is a false religion, but I still listen often to Glenn Beck for his political insight.  His Mormonism doesn’t really come to bear, with the exemption of…

MythBusters: Hell Edition

I ran across this interesting piece of insight into hell by Pastor Joe Thorn.  Hell is one of the most misunderstood realities by the general population.  Myths abound about it, but after reading this article, I consider the myths busted! Joe writes the following: Over the years I have encountered a number of myths about hell attached to people’s theology. Some are…

Through the Fire: 10 Truths to Help in the Face of Persecution

Ben Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.”  While I appreciate his wit and agree that those two things are an unfortunate mainstay, there are, of course, many more certainties we can expect in this age.  For the Christian, one certainty, I’m sad to say, is persecution.  Suffering of this type is particularly commonplace for Christians…

Super-Conqueror

One of the great testimonial songs in the hymnal begins this way: Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! In the midst of life’s storms, assurance that God will never let you go is a wonderful comfort.  The fact that you, no matter the situation, will be victorious in the end through Christ is a soothing balm…

The Innocent Sufferer

As one looks at the life of Job (pronounced Jōb) in Scripture, nobody can deny the fact that Job suffered greatly.  In one day through major catastrophic events, he lost his great number of livestock, his many servants, and all ten of his children.  Soon thereafter, he was smitten with a terrible disease, causing black, burning boils to break out on his…