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Judges 19 to 21 — Right in His Own Eyes

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Judges 19:1 and Judges 21:25 both have a similar phrase in them: "In those days there was no king in Israel." Judges 21:25 adds the phrase "every man did what was right in his own eyes."

In Bible-study circles, we refer to a story that is bookended …

Judges 19 to 21 — Introduction

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Judges 19-21 is a weird passage. I've read through it before in some Bible study groups in the past, and each time I've gone through it, I've thought to myself, "what in the world is this story doing in the Bible. What morals am I supposed to glean from this …

Sabbaths in an Election

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Elections are a stressful season. It is during this time that both political parties sink billions(!) of dollars into promoting their own candidate, and (perhaps more frequently) accusing their opponents. It's a season where you see the least loving, least charitable, and least Christian behaviors in people who ought to …

How Should You Vote?

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Mail in ballots are arriving at Californian homes all over the state. As millions of Californians cast their votes, I thought I'd put some of my own thoughts about voting here.

First, we have a tendency to believe that the course of America lies in Washington DC. My reading of …

How to Pray for President Trump

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At the time of writing this article, President Donald Trump and many other prominent Republican leaders are sick with COVID-19. While some are rejoicing in this turn of events, and are hoping that he dies before the election, this attitude is not biblical.

In Daniel 2:21 and Romans 13 …

Racism in the Early Church – Part 2

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In the first century, there was a big distinction based on race in the Jewish religion. Peter writes that it was common knowledge that "it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation" (Acts 10:28). There …

Racism in the Early Church – Part 1

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I was recently on a young adult Bible study where we were discussing racism in the church, and several texts from the New Testament came to mind. I wanted to put them together in a spot for my future reference.

Many of our modern churches tend to be pretty homogeneous …

Man's Unique Ability to Resist God's Word

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The Bible tells us clearly that God created the world simply by speaking. And when God spoke, the universe sprang from nothing into something. Consider the following.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made …

How Big is God?

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A friend of mine called me up and said that he was looking for some illustrations for an upcoming sermon to talk about how big God was. I spent some time doing some rough back-of-the-envelop calculations to come up with some rough estimates of just how small humans are, and …

Reverence

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I recently started reading this an audiobook recommended by a friend. The audiobook, entitled Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is written by a devout formerly Muslim man named Nabeel Qureshi. As I was listening yesterday, I was deeply impressed by the surpassing reverence that Nabeel, and many other Muslims, exhibit during …

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