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Nothing but the Blood

“Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!” – Job 14:4[1] In his loneliness, misery, and pain, Job stated a partial truth here. Because of a sinful nature that hates goodness and loves evil, no human being can produce cleanliness from an unclean spirit. Human effort is not enough. It can…

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The Spiritual Fruit of 1776

The American Revolution (1775-1783)… The United States today… “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers, for there is no power but of God. The powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power resists the ordinance of God, and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” – Romans 13:1-2…

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New Culture Editorials and Reviews

I’ve published eleven articles on my Arts & Culture blog since Christmas. The most recent is “March Movie Madness,” an article on five new Christian films including Pure Flix’s Do You Believe? (2015). Enjoy! Books Easter Stories: A New Anthology Evening Prayers Join a New Online Book Club Films First Trailer for Mr. Holmes March Movie…

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The Lesson of Saint Patrick

I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation. The patron saint of Ireland, Patrick (c.385-461) is a well-known figure in Christian folklore. His two most famous contributions are the breastplate prayer (above) and teaching the doctrine…

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Press On

“I press on that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” – Philippians 3:12[1] God calls us to “press on” – to forget what’s behind and “reach forward” to what’s ahead (Philippians 3:13). Like runners in a race, we must “press toward the goal for the…

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A Time to Speak

Loose lips sink ships. In the uncertain political climate that we live in today, is it “a time to speak” or “a time to keep silence” (Ecclesiastes 3:7)? It takes wisdom to know the difference. Silence appears like cowardice to many people, but it’s often wise. This is why I don’t think most Christians would…