How Should Christians Respond to the Debate about Muslims?

There has been a lot of rhetoric around whether or not we should allow Muslims into America based partly on what Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has been saying in his campaign speeches. His statements about blocking Muslims access to American soil has been met with cheers on one side and jeers on the other. One news source even compared Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler, claiming that Trump’s position and all who agree with him is one...

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Do We Need Religion to be Moral?

I saw this post on someone’s Facebook page recently: “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you don’t know the difference between right and wrong, you lack empathy, not religion.”   While this view sounds good on the surface, it is actually contradictory to what many anti-religionists believe about truth. Many non-religious people proclaim that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and they state that absolutely! They have proven...

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My Personal Testimony: Life Lessons from my Story

It occurred to me recently that few people really know the details on my personal testimony. I don’t talk about my pre-Christ life much, because, honestly, I’m ashamed of it. I identify with the Apostle Paul when he wrote to the Ephesians that it is “shameful to even mention what the disobedient do in secret” (Ephesians 5:12). So while I will not go into the sordid details of my past, I do believe there is merit in providing an overview of my...

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The Times, They are a Changin’

The Times, They are a Changin’

Bob Dylan once sang, “The times, they are a changin’!” That certainly seems to be the case in the political climate of America.  In some ways, the times are changing for the worse.  But in other respects, they are changing for the better. Enter, then, Dr. Ben Carson, one of the most heralded and brilliant neuro surgeons in the world.  He is also very outspoken on a variety of political issues, and his viewpoints resonate with...

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Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Results of research on religious trends in America by Barna Research Group estimate that 85% of Americans identify themselves as Christians, but only 7% actually embrace beliefs and practices that coincide with the Bible and the teachings and example of Jesus. One criticism leveled at American Christians is that most of them don’t even know much about the Bible.  But I would suggest that perhaps not everyone who refers to themselves as...

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Putting Honor in its Proper Perspective

Putting Honor in its Proper Perspective

In this past Sunday’s sermon we spoke about the Biblical perspective on honoring leaders.  This may have been a difficult part of the message to listen to, in that we now live in a society where our government leaders openly oppose the Biblical principles this great nation was founded upon.  In fact, our President, Barak Obama, stated in a public address that the United States of America is “no longer a Christian nation.”  Indeed, he seems to...

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