The Armor of God: Your Offense Against Satan

At any given point in time, I have several members of the United States Marine Corps under my care as pastor. Their strength never ceases to amaze me. They carry the equivalent of a large child on their backs. They join up for a job that pays little, takes them away from their families for […]

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The Final Judgment

The Final Judgment There are few less popular emphases in Christianity today than that of judgment. The church, the Bible—even God himself—seem given to a policy of discrimination against those who might not even share a common standard of conduct. Nowhere is Christianity’s “judgmentalism” seen more sharply than in the doctrine of final judgment. To […]

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Higher Education and the Harvest of Righteousness

Higher Education and the Harvest of Righteousness  “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers,” said the apostle James, “for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James 3:1, English Standard Version) In college, I marveled at this statement. Having graduated, I now tremble at it. During four years […]

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