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How We Get the Bible (New Testament): The Bible Fell from the Sky…Right?

The Bible Fell from the Sky! Okay, first I want to say that I go to the Bible for my inspiration, my understanding of Jesus, my understanding of the Spirit and the father, for my authority, and so on. Period.... Continue Reading →

Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been, But Who I Belong to Makes All Things New!

I have recently been asked (on several occasions) about my testimony. I've written some of it in a previous article where I talked about how I was sexually abused, I have bipolar disorder, anxiety, and so on. However, that article had... Continue Reading →

Intrinsic Spirituality and Church Attendance (Results from a Scientific Survey)

The following is a research paper and scientific survey I did for my industrial/organizational psychology graduate studies in one of the research and statistics classes at Liberty University. The results of the study were moderate but statistically significant. However, it... Continue Reading →

Integration and Storytelling: Scripture Can Improve the Mental Health of Non-Believers

This is a short research paper I did the first semester at Liberty University for my graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology. As a former atheist/agnostic, and as someone who still "wrestles with God by the River" (Gen. 32), I find... Continue Reading →

White Fire: How Can a Spiritual Family Survive When We See the Same Bible in Different Ways?

In reference to Deuteronomy 33:2, the Talmud mentions rabbi Simeon (Raish) Ben Lakish who said that, "the Torah, given to Moses, was written with black fire upon white fire, sealed with fire, and swathed with bands of fire." The Jewish... Continue Reading →

Biblical Leadership in the Church Pt.6: The Dilemma of Leadership and Change

 Nobody enjoys change. It is part of human nature to resist anything that causes one to leave the routine. This truth explains the rebellion, manipulation, and complacency that often accompanies change. However, some change is inevitable. No matter one’s feelings,... Continue Reading →

Biblical Leadership in the Church Pt. 5: The “Preachers”

In the last several articles, we talked about the fact that we are all, in a sense, called to be leaders. We asked the question, “are YOU a leader?” We also talked about the structure of biblical leadership given to... Continue Reading →

Biblical Leadership in the Church Pt. 4: The Shepherds

A congregation is only as good as the leadership. In the last three articles, we talked about the fact that we are all, in a sense, called to be leaders. We asked the question, “are YOU a leader?” We also... Continue Reading →

Biblical Leadership in the Church Pt. 3: Ministry Leaders (Deacons)

A congregation is only as good as the leadership. In the last two articles, we talked about the fact that we are all, in a sense, called to be leaders. We asked the question, “are YOU a leader?” We also... Continue Reading →

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