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The Litmus Test

Recently I had a “conversation” with one of our local seminary professors and occasional teacher of our Discipleship group regarding the Trinity.  In a recent class she taught regarding her specialty, Old Dead Guys (Edwards, Luther, Calvin, etc.) she made a comment that seemed to indicate if one did not believe in the Trinity then they were not a Christian.

If you follow this blog you’ll know I took exception to that idea. Not because I don’t believe in the Trinity but because adding orthodoxy as a litmus test of personal faith is problematic. So, I asked her about her comment via email.  She confirmed my understanding and explained that belief in the Trinity was so important to proper orthodoxy that men were willing to die for it. Continue reading



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Discernment and Bible Study Tools

When was the last time you heard the word “discernment”?

When was the last time you used the word “discernment”?

We don’t often hear the word anymore. Part of the reason is the idea that discernment leaks into the arena of judging. And heaven forbid one Christian should “judge” the behavior or belief of another Christian. Right? Continue reading

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Time to Reboot

Unfortunately it seems that technology mirrors my life more than I care to admit. To be clear, technology doesn’t control my life, it simply reflects areas that remind me how errant I can be when it comes to living a life that glorifies God.

For some time now my laptop has experienced what many call “the dreaded blue screen.” For non-techies like me that simply means my screen suddenly does things that are not appropriate and then the computer shuts down and I am forced to reboot the system and everything seems fine.  I’ve been living with this syndrome off and on for a couple of years now and fortunately it has not caused me to lose important files. Continue reading

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