Tag Archives: God

The Prosperity Gospel has Gone Viral

What do you think of when you read the words “Prosperity Gospel”? Odds are your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television that speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more in their … Continue reading

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Westminster Confession 25:6

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Keep Portland Weird

Portland, Oregon, is the largest major city near to where I live. The un-official motto of the City of Portland is “Keep Portland Weird”; from city sanctioned “naked bike rides” through parks, to a twice-elected mayor who is a homosexual … Continue reading

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Loving God AND Your Country

This article on Loving God AND Your Country is well written and thought provoking. What does it mean to “love your country”?  How does loving your country fit within a Christian context?  Particularly challenging for American Christians.   http://www.reformation21.org/articles/loving-god-and-your-country.php

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Harlotry in the Local Church

It seems that the evangelical church is struggling with an identity crisis.  There is an incredible desire to find “relevance” in a secular society.  The small prophetic book of Hosea has a serious warning to every pastor and parishioner. Hosea … Continue reading

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Silence is Evil

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act. Rev Dietrich Bonhoffer, murdered by direct order of Adolph Hitler, April 9, 1945, … Continue reading

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Homosexual Marriage

The summer of 2012 I wrote here concerning the dangers facing “traditional” marriage in the United States.  This past week the US Supreme Court, at the direction of the Obama Administration, took up the issue of whether or not marriage … Continue reading

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