A 7-Point Reality Check on Biblical Marriage

"Live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison If you are married, prayerfully consider: 1. You are married to a sinner. Rom. 3:23: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of …

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Don’t Waste God’s Time

"The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received." - C.S. Lewis A primary role of the church, and of the gospel upon which it is founded, is to prepare its people for eternity. Or, to put it more plainly, to prepare them to die. And yet death …

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‘Big Bang’ Racism

Ex nihilo, nihil fit (Out of nothing, nothing comes) According to the website space.com, in science, the Big Bang Theory is, "the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the …

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Your Marriage Is Designed To Kill You (figuratively speaking, of course)

It is a subject that has been - and continues to be - talked about to infinity and back. That subject is marriage. More specifically, how to have a 'happy marriage' (with 'happy' being open to interpretation). It is interesting in today's ever-changing social milieu that marriage, despite its myriad definitions, is still viewed by many as a …

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A Soteriology of Selfies: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

"Come see a man who told me all the things that I have done." - John 4:29a (NASB) Nearly two decades after the advent of the first camera phone, selfies remain a thing. It seems everyone from former president Barack Obama to Pope Francis has become enamored with the prospect of taking pictures of the themselves and posting …

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A Biblical Theology of the Black-White “Wealth Gap”

Much is being said today about the so-called wealth gap that purportedly exists among black households and white households in America. I say purportedly not to deny that such a divide exists - it does - but to highlight that the very term wealth gap is inherently misleading, as it assumes that such imparity is …

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The ‘Hidden’ Theology of ‘Hidden Figures’

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth." - Psalm 115:1 (NASB) The critically-acclaimed 20th Century Fox film Hidden Figures tells the story of the gifted mathematician Katherine Johnson who, along with Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, played key roles (to say the least) …

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