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“Everybody Needs a Little Jesus…”?

"Everybody needs a little Jesus in their lives," was part of the radio advertisement for an upcoming Men’s Conference.  These words were spoken by an NFL athlete, who is slated to give his testimony at this event. Not sure if the "little Jesus" phrase was referring to the relevance of Christ, or His dominance in human lives. Either way, it is borderline blasphemy, not to mention theological non-sense.  On…

The Sin of Being Average

The Scandal of Lukewarm Spirituality The sternest of the seven letters written to the churches in Asia Minor was directed to the Laodiceans (Rev. 2-3). When God wrote a letter to the church at Philadelphia, He had nothing bad to say to them. When God wrote a letter to the Laodicean church, He had nothing good to say to them! Laodicea was neither good nor bad—not hot but not cold either. They weren’t…

Mormon Minority Now Heads "Moral Majority"

Just when it looked like things could not get any worse, a new “low” is applauded as a step toward the recovery of our Republic. Glen Beck, the rising star of the conservative media, holds a “God and Country Rally” with hundreds of thousands attending. He is gifted, articulate, and likeable. But a political rally is different from a religious rally, and a religious gathering led by a man who espouses…

Institutional Religion

Why Tradition-bound Churches are Lifeless In referring to tradition-bound churches, I am not alluding to congregations governed by biblical principles. Nor am I referring to those who take conservative stands. Rather, I am thinking about those whose customs and rituals are more revered than God Himself. Tradition-bound Churches Worship out of Habit “Tradition worshippers” derive a sense of well-being…

Prosperity Pimps

Prophets of Plenty to the Rescue!  The Bible abounds with teaching on “sowing and reaping.” It is loaded with principles on giving. Your harvest depends on what you sow as well as how much you sow. The law of reciprocity covers all areas of life. If you are discouraged, sow encouragement into someone who is depressed. If you are sick, minister to another person is who is ill. If you desire mercy,…

Sodom in the Sanctuary

We live in a time when the worst of sins are present in the best of churches. Our culture, now in moral free fall, is reflected by improprieties commonplace in congregations. The Roman Catholic Church has reportedly paid out millions because of abuses inflicted by scores of pervert priests. The cover-up reached into the highest echelons of Babylon. Ray Boltz, well-known Christian singer, recently…

Silent Sheep: Why Christian Men Tend to Wimp Out

The female principal in a Christian school publicly slanders her pastor. Her attacks on the preacher are brash and frequent. Why did the deacons and men of the church sit idly by, week after week, while this ungodly assault persisted?  A pastor has a visiting evangelist speaking nightly at his church. It comes to the pastor’s attention that the visiting speaker is drinking alcohol after the services.…

You Might Be a Pharisee If...

You are glad you are better than others.  Your prayers are more like “self-talk” than speaking with God.  Your sins seem so small when placed beside the really BIG sins of others.  You rationalize that Christians who don’t agree with you are all “compromisers.”  You routinely dismiss anyone who would dare to point out a “blind spot.”  You verbally rip apart the people who disagree with you.  You…

Calling the Church Back to the Men

For years we have called men back to church. The time has come to call the church back to the men! I was raised in a liberal denomination, saved via a para-church organization, and finally made my way into a Bible-believing church. Having observed first-hand a vast spectrum of Christianity, I feel it is fair to say that a lot of men simply are not at ease in church for a number of reasons. Not only…

Debt and the Judgment of God

$8,392,894,446,880 and Counting!  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).  America is a blessed nation. God has honored America because our nation has honored God. Though far from perfect, America has an undeniable Christian heritage, and has consequently been exalted as a nation.  We often hear talk about “favored nation status” as it relates to the…

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