“Dwell on these things”

Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral …

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Screens, Safety, and Being a Parent in a Media-Saturated Age

Sometimes I long for the days when our homes had not only one TV, but a big, bulky, and, let’s face it, immovable one. You know what I mean. I’m talking about those CRT (cathode ray tube, for those interested) TVs that were basically large pieces of furniture. Why do I occasionally long for such …

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Some Things to Read on How Christians Approach Culture & Politics

We live in confusing times. Navigating the cultural landscape as people of faith is not always easy. What kind of posture do we adopt? I thought this article on “The Question That Dictates How Christians Approach Culture and Politics” by David French was insightful and worth reading. He asks, “Does the primary threat to the …

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Where are the Dividing Lines?

Let's take a brief inventory: Trinitarian versus Arian. Calvinism versus Arminianism. Infant baptism versus believer's baptism. Cessationism versus continuationism. Young earth creationism versus old earth creationism. Complementarianism versus egalitarianism. Church organs versus guitar and drums. Carpet versus tile. Ok. So those last couple of examples might have been a little facetious. Churches never fight over …

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Why the Word “Christian” Makes a Better Noun Than Adjective

Time for some grammar. I want to suggest that the word Christian is used far too often as an adjective. I want to suggest more specifically that when the word Christian is being used to describe an object of artistic expression that something both misleading and even potentially unChristian may be taking place. To give …

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