Book Review: “Judge Not” by Todd Friel

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“If we love God, people, and false teachers, we will name names as if eternity depended on it. Because it does. Not naming names has to stop.”  – Todd Friel rguably, the most misconstrued axiom in all Christendom is that which is born of Matthew 7:1 which reads, ““Judge not, that you be not judged.”  While one might expect an unbeliever to foolishly extricate this verse from its context in order to bludgeon Christians, which happens regularly, one might not expect professing Christians to wield this foolhardy hammer so regularly and zealously against their brethren.  Tragically, as the American church has grown increasingly nonsensical and irreverent, Biblical illiteracy has increased in lock-step with the silliness. Poor exegesis and deceptive teachings … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 029 – When We Understand the Text (WWUTT)

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Show Notes Summary On today’s show Landon has the honor of welcoming Pastor Gabe Hughes of First Southern Baptist Church of Junction City, KS and creator of the When We Understand the Text (WWUTT) YouTube ministry.  They discuss many items including WWUTT, Pastor Hughes’ new book, the social gospel, righteous judging, and more. (Click “Read More” for detailed show notes.)

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and the Annihilation of Christian Women’s Innocence

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Philippians 4:8 [ESV]  “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” es, I am a Christian.  No, I am not a woman.  Why in the world, then, would I consider myself in any way capable of writing an article with the target audience being solely Christian women?  Two reasons: 1) We all use the same Bible and thus can speak into each other’s lives truthfully, and 2) I anonymously surveyed hundreds of women regarding the Fifty Shades of Grey books and upcoming movie.  Also, this week’s episode of the FireAway! podcast discusses this article … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 007 – ‘Judge Not That You Be Not Judged’

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Show Notes: Summary On today’s show Landon discusses the topic of judging and whether or not Christians are called to judge.  Most Christians have been called judgmental at one time or another so he’ll biblically address this topic in-depth.  Also, he discusses the story of David and Goliath.  You might be wondering why in the world he’d discuss such an elementary Bible story.  The reason is because there seems to be a large group of Christians who think that they are David and their problems in life are Goliath.  In fact, many pastors relay this from their pulpits.  This is simply not the case and it’s a misunderstanding of the Bible to think that way.  He’ll lay out exactly how … Read More

Wolves Are On the Prowl and the Sheep’s Clothes Are Missing…

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(This is the second part of my two part series on judging and discernment.  Click here to read part 1 entitled, “Hey You Christians: “Judge not”!) his article is a number of days tardy.  If you know me and my OCD tendencies, this is a real problem.  I’d love to blame my tardiness on the holiday weekend, but that would but merely be a cop-out of epic proportions.  The reality is that I grappled with whether or not I am qualified to write such a piece.  Last week’s article on righteous judging was right in my wheelhouse as I’ve been studying that topic for quite some time now and I feel comfortable, confident, and educated in what the Scripture has to say … Read More

Hey You Christians: “Judge not”!

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(This is the first part of my two part series on judging and discernment.  Click here to read part 2 entitled, “Wolves Are On the Prowl and the Sheep’s Clothes Are Missing…)  recently read a story of woman standing on a street corner holding a sign extolling the virtues of traditional marriage that read, “Thank your mom today for not being gay.”  While, as a devout Christian, I do not feel as though this method of evangelism is all that effective, the woman was peacefully standing with a sign, nothing more. Throughout the day, a number of people voiced their opinions both in the positive and the negative positions (including a “tolerant” teenage girl throwing a red slushy in the … Read More