Commentary

Jeremiah and prosperity preaching

  1. 02nd October 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

"Prosperity preachers" proclaim that God wants you to have material wealth and happiness—right now. While positive thinking has its merits, does God promise prosperity, health, and happiness for you in this life? In the years ahead, this question, and the strength of your relationship with God and Jesus Christ, will become more profound than you may realize.

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The "Black Dog"

  1. 29th September 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Depression plagues many people. I’m not talking about having a bad day or feeling blue, which everyone experiences now and then. The depression I’m referring to is the kind of feeling that incapacitates a person with overwhelming feelings of dark and foreboding thoughts that cannot simply be shaken off. It is the kind of depression that drives people to do...

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"Impossible is Nothing"

  1. 27th September 2018
  2. Mark Sandor

When I learned of the death of famous boxer Muhammad Ali, my mind immediately began to recall some of his most famous words and victories. Though Ali was not a Christian, one of his quotes helped me both in and beyond my academic pursuits.

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Oughts and Ought Nots

  1. 25th September 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

 We have all been told we “ought to do” this and we “ought not to do” that. Why? Usually it is because those doing the telling know of the consequences or potential consequences for not performing the right action. But who determines what “ought or ought not” to be done, particularly concerning moral issues?

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Frogs and Horses

  1. 22nd September 2018
  2. Ben Maddox (guest columnist)

While no frog has a horse, every horse has four "frogs!" How is this possible? It has to do with animal anatomy, and the genius behind its design can teach us a lot about our Creator.

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The Blessing of the Feast of Tabernacles

  1. 20th September 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

All around the world, faithful Christians are preparing to celebrate the great Feast that Jesus Christ and the apostles observed two millennia ago. This is the same Feast that all of the world will learn to celebrate in the coming Kingdom of God. The Feast of Tabernacles is a joyous celebration. It is also a commanded assembly that true Christians continue to...

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No Religion?

  1. 18th September 2018
  2. Adam J. West

On December 14, 2008 I traveled to the town of Terezin, Czech Republic with a German friend of mine. There is a former Nazi-controlled Jewish-ghetto-turned-concentration camp located there. Endless brick walls constitute the fortress—a sea of orange, yellow, and red bricks against a canvas of green grass, stretching long between the structures. Most of the walls...

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Stairway to Hell

  1. 15th September 2018
  2. J. Charles Ogwyn

As I travelled with my family along the highway winding through America's heartland, we were struck by the natural beauty of the landscape; mile upon mile of fields and forests, spotted with occasional towns. And then we saw it. In this of all settings it looked so out of place.

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Declinism, or Just Cognitive Bias?

  1. 13th September 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Declinism is the belief that a country or civilization is in decline. Today, many believe that things are indeed getting worse in the world. Is that thinking just so much collective pessimism, or is there really a decline?

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The Knock

  1. 11th September 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Have you ever been rousted out of bed by an unexpected, urgent knock at your door? Instantly, your heart races and you hurriedly react. If this has happened to you, I hope it was a minor event that you handled in stride. In this age of rampant crime, including home invasions, the security alarm business prospers as people attempt to protect themselves and their...

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