The Daily Discovery (December 28, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Three Reasons Why You Should Read the Whole Bible in 2017 – “Throughout 2017, we will remember the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It was during the dark days of the sixteenth century that the light of God’s Word came bursting forth from the dungeons of the Roman Catholic Church. Each year at the end of December, many people choose a reading plan for the upcoming year only to find themselves failing to keep pace as the weeks pass. It may surprise you to know how many people in your church have not read the entire Bible. This year would be a wonderful time to … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 27, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Christian Men and Their Video Games – “If you’re a gamer, or a Christian gamer at least, you’ve rolled your eyes through a hundred articles by now, each one telling you why your gaming is sad, wasteful, pathetic. You’re immature, you’re addicted to pleasure, you’re a dopamine junkie. You might even have found yourself compared to a porn addict since in many minds porn and PlayStations go hand in hand. That’s not what the articles actually say, of course, but it can sure feel like it. Gamers are an easy target and a lot of people line up to take their swings.” That’s Legalism! – “‘Legalism’ The … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 20, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Tim Kaine mangles the Bible to score a political point – “Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has figured out a way to reconcile his “devout” Catholic faith with his support for same-sex marriage: a new reading of Genesis 1. Speaking to the Human Rights Campaign, a leading LGBT organization, Kaine said he believes the Catholic Church will change its view of marriage. ‘My church also teaches me about a Creator in the first chapter of Genesis,’ he said, ‘who surveys the entire world including mankind and said, ‘It is very good.’’ Then, he added: ‘Who am I to challenge the beautiful diversity of the human family? I think … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 16, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: Interpretation vs. Application – “One of the more popular topics of discussion in the Evangelical world—especially in the world of evangelical preaching—is how to preach Christ from the Old Testament. I was reminded of this again the other day when I came across a video of Pastor Matt Chandler discussing differing methods of interpreting the Bible, and particularly the stories of the Old Testament. Check out the 3½-minute video…” How To Make The Bible Support Any Sexual Practice In 3 Easy Steps – “In the not-too-distant future, when the transgender wars are over and the stick figure placards for male … Read More

The Daily Discovery (July 25, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Voting in the Age of Clinton and Trump – “For my part, my conscience is more important to me than the outcome of this presidential election. I cannot in good conscience vote for either Clinton or Trump. What matters for me is that I cannot bring myself to intend, to will the victory of either of these ludicrously unacceptable presidential candidates. And that is what a vote for one of them would be—an act of willing that Clinton or Trump be president, carry out her or his stated policy aims, and bring his or her fundamentally bad character to the highest office in the land.” Why … Read More

The Daily Discovery (May 19, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why I Am Not Atheist – “Today I embark on the first part of my promised series ‘Why I Am Not.’ This series was provoked by the question of how I came by my religious beliefs. Why do I believe so strongly in the existence of a God instead of doubting or denying it? Why am I Protestant instead of Roman Catholic? I began to think about these questions and many more and, naturally, my thoughts worked themselves out in writing. Today I want to begin with the broadest question of all and tell why I am not an atheist. My goal is not first to … Read More

Book Review: “Sexual Fidelity: No Compromise” by Mike Abendroth

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t’s no mystery that we are living in unparalleled times.  The Industrial Revolution gave birth to the information age, which has brought us immeasurable benefits.  However, it has also provided culture the tools to sin in ways never imaginable before.  In the past year, the headlines have been bursting with news stories about sex. From the same-sex marriage ruling by the Supreme Court, to the Josh Duggar sex abuse scandal, to the Ashley Madison website hack— we’ve simply been clobbered with the harsh reality that things are not getting any better with regards to sin, namely sexual sin.  Divorce rates are through the roof, co-habitation between unmarried couples is the societal norm, homosexuality is accepted in the public square, and … Read More

‘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