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Book Review: Worldliness

Author: Geoff Ashley

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him For all that is in the world "the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions "is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17

The Demonic Denial of Doctrine and Delight

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Why would a demon care what we eat? I would think that the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers over this present darkness (Ephesians 6:12) would have much larger tactics than tainting our tastes. Yet the Scriptures would lead us to conclude that the demonic realm indeed has intentions for our consumption as Paul writes to Timothy that the restriction of marriage and foods is related to ...

Identity Crisis

Author: Ryan KuceraCategory: Parenting

I was recently flipping through a family photo album, and stumbled across a picture of myself from the 7th grade. I couldn't help but laugh at my appearance and my attire. (My sister couldn't help either.) I'll spare you the details, but it was outright awful. I told my parents it was sin for them to let me leave the house like that. Needless to say, I will not go looking for that picture again!

To Date or Not to Date?

Author: Caleb BeetsCategory: Parenting

Every week I go to Marcus and Flower Mound High School to see our students at their school lunches. Almost every week I talk to a guy or girl who is upset or frustrated at their boyfriend or girlfriend. The story that I am told is different almost every time, but the source by which this story has developed is almost always the same.

Pride: How the mighty fall

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

I just started reading a book by Jim Collins (author of "Good to Great") titled, "How the Mighty Fall." Collins unveils several years' worth of research on why great companies collapse. These are companies like Zenith, Circuit City, Bank of America, Merck, IBM, etc.

What If I Want to Repent, but I am Not Elect?

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Two members approached me afterward and expressed their understanding that the gentleman had asked if it was possible to desire salvation and yet never be saved because one was not elect. In other words, does the doctrine of election imply that men, women and children who genuinely desire salvation and repentance, but who were not elect, are without hope?

Should We Study Eschatology?

Author: Brandon BarkerCategory: Theology

"When we think about the last things we must never allow our minds to be diverted from this principle, that the last things, like the first things, are the things of Jesus Christ." —Sinclair Ferguson, "The Last Things," Ligonier Leadership Conference. Eschatology is the study of the end times, also known as the "Doctrine of the Last Things."

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