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Practical applications of God's Word for our time and culture.
Hope: How To Defeat Satan And Leave Him Powerless

Hope: How To Defeat Satan And Leave Him Powerless

How is Satan like a lion? Should we be afraid? How can we fend off our foe? Is the answer to hunker down and hide it out? The Apostle Peter gives us the answer in his first Epistle. Scripture Meditation 1 Peter 4:7-11 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be...

What Is A Friend? | How To Tell If Your Friendship Is Real

What Is A Friend? | How To Tell If Your Friendship Is Real

In a world where we can have hundreds of social media friends, knowing how to answer 'what is a friend' may be a bit challenging. So how do we determine who our true friends are? And in particular, what does the Bible say about friendship? Your top three friends To...

A Year in Books | Evaluating 100+ Titles (2018 & 2019)

A Year in Books | Evaluating 100+ Titles (2018 & 2019)

The Books of 2019 The beginning of the year is a good time to assess what was done before. This enables us to better plan what's next. This includes books read and new reading plans. Hopefully this booklist, with mini-reviews, will help to inspire a new year of...

In The News: Statelessness In India

In The News: Statelessness In India

According to a CNN report published on Aug. 31, 2019, almost 2 million people found themselves off of India's registry, making them stateless. These residents of Assam, India are at the center of the "controversial new National Register of Citizens (NRC) ..."  Of...

An Uncertain Future For The Stateless Orphans Of Yazidi Sex Slaves

An Uncertain Future For The Stateless Orphans Of Yazidi Sex Slaves

ISIS has headlined news items across the US and the world for years running. Despite the progress made in the fight against this terror group, its name is far from effaced in the global consciousness. And the devastation it wreaked on its victims is not erased....

Mark 1:21-28 | Jesus Wages War By Exorcising The Institution

Mark 1:21-28 | Jesus Wages War By Exorcising The Institution

Commissioned by His Father, anointed by John the Baptist and the Holy Spirit, trained in the wilderness, decisively defeated Satan, began filling His ranks, and now we're here. Jesus now moves from his victory over the commanding officer of the opposition forces...

Mark 1:14-20 | Kingdom Advancement Through Vocation & Calling

Mark 1:14-20 | Kingdom Advancement Through Vocation & Calling

Now that the new anointed King had already defeated the leader (Satan) in the wilderness, Jesus builds an army. What we see in our text for this post is the recruitment of four disciples to a new calling, who we now know were later counted among the Apostles. Is there...

Crumbs From The Reading Table – November 2019

Crumbs From The Reading Table – November 2019

Westminster and TheonomyFor quite sometime, a critique of theonomy is that is contra-confessional. The claim is that the judicial laws of Moses, specifically the case-laws, were taught by the Westminster Assembly to be expired. The experation is due to the...

Tithing & Dominion Ch. 8 Outline: The World of The Tithe

Tithing & Dominion Ch. 8 Outline: The World of The Tithe

In our previous outlines in this book, we have seen that the tithe is obligatory, practical, and important for church reform. The importance of the tithe in the past has also been covered. Chapter 8 focuses on how a lawful world would operate, and how the...