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The Christian and Happiness

In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson declared that all men are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness; modern Americans seem to believe that happiness is their birthright.Continue reading

The Prosperity Myth

Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;Continue reading

A Crisis of Authority

These days “authority” is often seen as almost a “dirty” word. People show very little respect for authority and remain skeptical about any claims of authority. The news is full of people in whom authorityContinue reading

Fundamental Aspects of Biblical Authority

Authority is not well recognized or understood in the modern world; our society has reduced everything to relativism and whatever the individual believes is correct. Matters of religious authority have also been affected, although disputationsContinue reading


We can imagine the scene: a dark wood. Men and women stand around wearing cloaks; strange words are uttered. Perhaps some sacrifice is offered. Or perhaps it is in an old church building with aContinue reading

The Christian and the Body

Western culture and society, and all those influenced by them, have a love-hate relationship with the body. By all accounts and appearances Western culture loves the physical body and its desires. Everywhere we look itContinue reading

Cafeteria-Style Religion

Choice is one of the most highly prized values of many Americans. We feel confined and perhaps even oppressed if we believe our choices are about to be restricted even though we are often overwhelmedContinue reading

The Anchor of Tradition (2)

Tradition holds an ambiguous place in Christianity. As things handed down over time, holding to traditions is both commanded and chastised at various times in Scripture (Matthew 15:1-9, Mark 7:3-13, 1 Corinthians 11:2, 23-26, ColossiansContinue reading

Deliverance From This Crooked Generation

And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation” (Acts 2:40). We do well to remember the summation of Peter’s message, to save ourselves from this crookedContinue reading