The Duggars, Servants, and Our Post-Modern World

I don’t watch the Duggars and don’t have an opinion on them other than holding the opinion that you shouldn’t be taking about “God’s Will” in relation to family size unless you are actually raising a baby the way we were naturally designed to do, which is extended and on demand nursing and weaning between ages 2 to 3 rather than at 6 months. Google, I guess, seems to think I am interested in them as this article was suggested in my feed. The headline: Jim Bob and Michelle Keep Calling Their Kids Servants The uproar began over an...

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Atheists, Cessationists, and What They Have in Common

Atheists and cessationists are those who hold two very different belief systems. One says that there is no God, the other believes in God and Christ as Lord, so what could they have in common? Definitions First, let’s define our terms: Atheist: An atheist is one that believes that there is no God. Buddhism is one of the few religions that believes that there is no God. It is atheistic. Theist: A theist believes that there is a God or multiple gods. Most religions of the world are theistic. They believe in some sort of Supreme Being even if...

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The Scent of the Spirit of Christmas

Do you know what Christmas smells like? Maybe when you think of Christmas, it reminds you of the smell of evergreens, cinnamon, and spice. The sense of smell is considered the bridge between the physical and the spiritual or unseen realm. For those who do not see with their eyes into the unseen realm, the sense of smell is a bridge for discerning that other spiritual realm. There are specific scents that are associated with individual spirits. There is a spirit of Christmas and there is a very specific fragrance that comes along with it. I have been encountering...

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Experiencing the Spirit of Christmas

The holidays can be a busy time with end of term tests and papers, concerts, parties, and one volunteer effort after another. The activity load can be so intense that it can be easy to equate “stress” with the “spirit of Christmas.” However, the “things” and the “doings” are not Christmas. Certain things, traditions, can help us remember the past and build memories for the future, but it is not the thing that Christmas is itself. The Spirit of Christmas is Family The Spirit of Christmas is family. Christmas is a time when families get together, whether they like...

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Hearing the Angels Sing

We were talking about angels. The lesson in our Sunday school class was on Luke 2 when the angels announce the birth of Jesus on the hillside. The shepherds were minding their own business on the hillside, sitting out with the sheep. Unlike David who watched his sheep on that same hillside alone, there were several. I wonder what there thoughts were on before they were suddenly interrupted. Were they wondering, like David, when their opportunity to escape this low level job would arrive. Were they thinking, “there has to be more to life than this?” Were they looking...

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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

  Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is coming. But along with the Christmas season, come those who criticize and bash it. It is easy to respond to attacks from atheists and Christian cults such as the Jehovah Witnesses that don’t believe anything should be celebrated; however, often Christians have a hard time responding to those who have bought into the propaganda stemming from spurious works such as James Frazier’s “The Golden Bough” 1James Frazier. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. (London, UK: Macmillian, 1890). and believe that anything related to Christmas, and even the origin itself, has...

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Tell Others What God Has Done for You

“Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:16 NIV Earlier I mentioned that one of the reason that we can have confidence that God will fulfill his promises to us is to protect is own name. This is a second reason that we can have confidence in God’s actions. He acts in our lives so that we can tell others what He has done for us. This in turn builds faith in the lives of those around us and draws others to seek God. What are the...

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Key to Overcoming Fear

“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 We are almost to the end of our focus on overcoming fear. What is the message God has for us? How does he tell us to combat the fear and worry that is always trying to wear us down, steal our joy, and misdirect our focus. In each passage that speaks about fear, there is a pattern. It is this: Seek God Trust in Him Obey his instructions Wait for his timing and watch for his acts. Jesus didn’t just die...

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God Will Fulfill His Promises

“Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.” Psalm 119:38 Often when talking to unbelievers about what God has done for me, the response is derision. They will say, “Why would God help YOU rather than some starving child in Africa?” perverting a thankful praise to God into what they see as evidence of injustice. The attitude is “who do you think YOU are?” How absurd is it to think that God would care about the little details of your life? Yes, that is the extravagant claim of Christianity, that God so loved US, each...

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