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Don’t Miss List: “Favorite” Heresies, Don’t Trust Your Heart, How to Reach the Suffering and More

This list has been a long time coming. Quite a bit of ground to cover, since I haven’t done this for awhile. I’ll start with the most timely subjects: “This is the last spastic breath from the Religious Right before … Continue reading

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Sharing: Narrow is the Way…

by Mike Ratliff 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss List: Olympics, Sudan, Russia and Incredible Iceland video

HRW Talks about the Olympics Refugee Team The Rio Olympics are just days away and I just found out there is a team of refugees competing together. Their presence will highlight the massive and ongoing world refugee crisis. Human Rights … Continue reading

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Problems and Providence

I had emergency surgery two nights ago to remove my gallbladder. It was my fifth or sixth attack, but having never experienced a gallbladder attack before it took weeks for me to realize it wasn’t just an injury from working … Continue reading

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Repost: Context, Context Context

Back in 2012, I wrote about the necessity of context to understand the Bible. The easiest way to be fleeced by bad teaching is when someone uses a part of a verse, or even a few Bible verses without regard … Continue reading

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The Word: Proverbs 9:7-12

Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise … Continue reading

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Persecution Updates: Good News from Ireland

On the persecution beat, positive stories are rare. I was happy to get to write this one about an Irish pastor’s acquittal.

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