Category Archives: Witness

It’s not only about what you do, but …

Does our emphasis on what people “do” overshadow a truth that comes before obedience to God? Continue reading

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Rise to the challenge!

What an opportunity this is for the church! This is not a time for the church to get stuck in battles of the past or to trivialize over things that are not of primary importance. It’s a call for the church to be truthful rather than trendy; to be faithful rather than fashionable. We must not play church. We must be the Church!  Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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How should we respond?

Political action is necessary but…. Continue reading

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Four reactions to culture

Wisdom calls us to engage in truth-based dialogue and persuasion in settings like family, work, community and government… Continue reading

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A painful and humbling truth

A painful and humbling truth we must hear… Continue reading

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Do you understand common grace?

How do we remain serious about lines between belief and unbelief (between those who live in the boundaries of saving grace and those who do not), while at the same time showing active appreciation for all that is good, beautiful and outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

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