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Using the Bible for Evil

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:15 WHEN...

Of Love And War

WHEN I WAS A BOY, I use to be afraid of the dark (this was entirely due to watching too many scary movies). My brother and I kept the lights...

Justified by Faith

Murder and Adultery During Jesus’ earthly ministry, those holding the religious power frequently challenged Jesus’ spiritual authority. In Matthew 22:34-40, we read: One of them, an expert in the law,...

The Curtain Tore!

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to...

Spiritual Tickles

I HAD NO IDEA  how difficult writing articles were until I tried it. And now I can say from firsthand experience that it is very hard. Actually, writing articles, proofreading...

100% Guaranteed!

I LOVE GUARANTEES! When I buy a new car, the strength of the warranty is just as important as other factors such as gas mileage, handling, and safety. For me,...

Why Animal Sacrifices?

IN A SCIENTIFIC AGE, the concept of animal sacrifice seems altogether primitive and barbaric. Thoughts of tribal people offering bloody remains to appease angry and malicious gods come to mind....

The Pinky of God

THE SPIRITUAL FIRE that burns in the life of a believer is not there because the believer took some spiritual sticks and matches and then proceeded to light his own...

A Pillar of Fire

“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them...

Spiritual Deltoids

“But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed...

A Vision Statement

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  –  Joshua 24:15 WHEN MY WIFE and I were preparing for our marriage, one thing that we decided...

A Love Song

WHEREVER music has flourished, love songs have always been popular. But have you ever wondered what a love song directed to God might sound like? If I had to take...

Holiness and Hypertension

A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness..”          – Jonathan Edwards Holiness—The Unpopular Song There is a trend in Christian music to focus...

“Love Letters”

FOR MANY CHRISTIANS, a moment arrives when the Bible comes shockingly to life. No longer is it a dead tome collecting dust on a neglected ledge—it has transformed into a...

Using Two Guitars to Play Hymns

WHEN TWO GUITARS are playing at the same time, the music can sound muddy. One popular studio recording technique to “thicken” the guitar sound without causing this problem is to...

When I Survey

IT’S AMAZING HOW changing the melody of a song can dramatically alter the impact of the lyrics. Although I enjoy the familiar melody of When I Survey that most of...

The Joy of Hymns

THERE IS A QUALITY to hymns that seems timeless and endearing. Although I enjoy the intimacy and simplicity of contemporary worship music, I must admit that I have a particular...