Faulty Thinking and God’s Grace

by Eliel Rojas

When I was in Bible school, one of the things that we learned in theology class was that the reason we can’t interpret the Bible correctly is our fallen nature. The fall has affected our intellect and our reasoning. While I understand that we are fallen, and I agree that somehow we don’t think well, [...]

The Caffeinated World of Radical Obedience

by Jon Wiziarde

Here I sit with two of my favorite things; bright warm sunlight and dark hot coffee. It still seems odd to call coffee “a favorite thing.” For forty-six of my almost forty-seven years I liked only one thing about coffee … the smell. Earthlings breathe 78.09% Nitrogen, 20.95% Oxygen and a .93% cocktail of argon [...]

Should Christians Own Firearms for Self Defense?

by mbohringer

The recent shootings in Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO, as well as other highly publicized murders using guns have brought the issue of firearm ownership front and center in the public square.  There are many people and politicians that feel there is no place in civil society for firearms, though some will acknowledge the value [...]

Women in Combat

by mbohringer

In what some are calling a triumph of political correctness over common sense, the Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in combat and direct combat units. There are numerous arguments against this move: the differences between men and women in physical stamina; the risks of injury, emotional stress, sexual assault, pregnancy, and adultery; family [...]

10 Questions You’ll Never Hear the Media Ask a Pro-Choice Candidate

by mbohringer

This piece by Trevin Wax, appeared on the Gospel Coalition blog.  I share it with you in conjunction with Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 20, 2013. Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates. Here are 10 questions you never hear a [...]

Out of Our Minds – “Gratitude”

by mbohringer

Confession time.  Ready? I skipped the Thanksgiving morning service  for eight years in a row.  My list of excuses was a mile long.  We were busy with our young children.  I work at the church all week long.  Why do I want to go back there on a holiday?  I’ve been busy and deserve the [...]

Out of Our Minds – “The Need for Biblical Counseling in the Church”

by mbohringer

If we have access to secular counseling, why should we look into biblical counseling? One can get psychological counseling for marriage difficulties, child rearing, depression, anxiety, and other personal and relational problems. Wouldn’t we be better off to leave these matters to the psychologists, and other mental health professionals?  The answer is somewhat complex, but [...]