Monthly Archives: June 2014

Puzzlement Over Reactions to the Hobby Lobby Case

I find the general reaction to the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case – on both sides – baffling.  (The absence of truth-telling by the media probably accounts for much of the misunderstanding involved.) The ACA mandates that employers must provide … Continue reading

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A 61-year-old theology professor describes how American Evangelical Christianity has changed over his lifetime

Roger Olson has been an Evangelical Christian practically his entire life.  I am calling attention to his retrospective because it offers a particular view of the state of our Christian spirituality in America as compared to that of a generation ago.  I … Continue reading

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Are we ignoring the persecuted church? by Renee Bates of the ERLC

Excerpt: “I was traumatized. A nearby pastor paid for me to get out of town when he discovered that Boko Haram said they made a mistake by not also killing me. Boko Haram decided later that they should have killed … Continue reading

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People Who Understand That the Kingdom of God Transcends Organized Church

These are people who understand that “the kingdom of God” (also called “the kingdom of heaven”) was the central theme of Jesus’ teaching.  If it was the central theme of Jesus’ teaching, should it not be the central theme of … Continue reading

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J Warner Wallace: I want to live in a way that reflects the truth

I’m not a Christian because it “works” for me. I had a life prior to Christianity that seemed to be working just fine, and my life as a Christian hasn’t always been easy. I’m a Christian because it is true. … Continue reading

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Wintery Knight on the Matthew Vines and Michael Brown debate about homosexuality and the Bible

Matthew Vines self-identifies as an evangelical Christian while calling for acceptance of “gay marriage.”  (I discussed his misguided point of view in this “Week in Review” podcast.)  The link below is to Wintery Knight’s review of a debate Matthew Vines … Continue reading

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WR012 – Week in Review – for the week ending June 27, 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/mikegantt/mikegantt_wr_012.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download(This podcast is available through a browser, or through the “Mike Gantt” app which is a free download in the iOS and Android app stores, or as a podcast downloadable through iTunes or Stitcher.) Hi, I’m Mike … Continue reading

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When You Pray, Are You Comfortable with the Silence That Is a Necessary Part of It?

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. — Wise Man Phil (@WiseManPhil) June 27, 2014 We pray in order to hear God, but hearing Him requires that we spend some time abiding silently in His presence.  We … Continue reading

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Only Those Who Admit Their Sins and Forsake Them Can Find the Grace That Restores What Sin Has Stolen

Those who would avoid the despair of sinfulness by staying far from God find they have also missed the forgiving grace of God. —Charles E. Wolfe Psalm 73:28 agrees.  We have made the Lord our God – not sinfulness – … Continue reading

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Christian Father Commits Suicide After ISIS Members Rape Wife and Daughter in Front of Him

Christian Father Commits Suicide After ISIS Members Rape Wife and Daughter in Front of Him Be…/ Evil upon evil! http://t.co/17cJqufk5S — Daniel Akin (@DannyAkin) June 25, 2014

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