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The First Step Was ... Not a Wall

An Inauguration Sermon Error Inauguration Day morning, January 23, 2017, then-President-elect Donald Trump heard a sermon preached by Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church. Having read the sermon manuscript, I would like to…

Voting for a President

If you are a voting United States citizen and a born-again Christian, which presidential candidate, if any, should receive your vote? Any candidate has flaws. In fact, any candidate will inevitably be a horrible sinner, though sometimes this…

Wisdom from Above

In a previous post, we considered what James teaches about bad wisdom, or "wisdom from below." In this post we will take a look at good wisdom, or "wisdom from above." A Boutonniere of Peace England’s William Gladstone is not only recognized…

Wisdom from Below

There is a lot of talking that passes for wisdom. There are a lot of people today that people consider to be knowledgeable and skillful. And yet, when you consider true wisdom – the wisdom that God encourages and makes possible – all other…

A Kingdom that Cannot Move

What does the Brexit vote mean to you? If you are a born-again child of God, it shouldn't mean much at all. Today the Wall Street Journal headline pronounces, "Investors Shaken as U.K. Votes to Exit EU." While investors and voters may be…

Keep Yourself in the Love of God

The love of God is a massive topic, a theme that permeates the Scriptures. But does it dominate your outlook on life? Does it characterize your perspective and ambitions? In contrast to the love of God, anger permeates the world at large.…

Christians and Politics

A podcast listener recently asked a thoughtful question: While we are citizens in our fellow countries, how can we avoid engaging ourselves in political discussions? The nature of discussing politics can often raise its ugly head, often…

Episode 30: Christians and Politics

Do you ever find it challenging to talk about politics as a Christian? Do you know what the Bible teaches about your responsibility to government and whether you should every disobey your government as a Christian? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller…