Light and Dark, God and Evil – Part 2

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By Zach Van Houten In Part 1 of this series I wrote about the parallels between how light interacts with darkness and how God interacts with evil.   In part two we will continue to examine this, especially how the nature of God relates to evil. If God allows something, is it a working of His nature? The short answer I believe is: no. The existence of free will naturally […]

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A Look At Children’s Church Curriculum

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By Derek Jordan Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, […]

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Don’t Abandon Good

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By Benjamin Nelson I came across a quote from John D. Rockefeller on twitter that gave me a twinge. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller Let me start by saying, I get it. I understand that the English word Great is a superlative version of one use of the English word Good. I’ve read the book “Good to Great” […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of August 24th, 2014

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By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Lexi Elisha’s “Rope” #FreeMusic @LexiElishaMusic @Noisetrade #Pop 2 – Matt Hill’s “Million Words” #FreeMusic @matthillmusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock 3 – Jordan Poole’s “Least of These” #FreeMusic @RealJordanPoole @Noisetrade #Indie #Gospel 4 – Lights Align’s “BEFORE AFTER” #FreeMusic @LightsAlign @Noisetrade #Electronic #Gospel #Favorite 5 – Southlen’s “Young Hearts” #FreeMusic @Southlen @Noisetrade #Pop #Gospel

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Come – Two Steps of Discipleship.

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By Benjamin Nelson Did you know that Jesus did not come to make Christianity – or even Christians? Do you realize that He was not trying to start a religion or to found of a movement? Jesus tell us: for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10 But how does He do it? How does He go about this […]

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Social Rule ~ #SMMCC

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By Benjamin Nelson Happy Monday – make that – Happy Social Media Monday @CommentsOnChristianity – That’s right! It’s a thing, and we’re glad you’re here. I will confess. I am not a huge social media maven. I have dipped my feet in most of them, and play in Twitter more than the others. I have a personal Facebook account and a Facebook page which I use to link to my […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of August 17th, 2014

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By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Clarity Music’s “EP1″ #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Pop #Gospel 2 – Difference’s “Be A Light” #FreeMusic @differenceband @Noisetrade #Acoustic #Gospel 3 – Apart Insignificant’s “War Inside Me” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Alternative #Gospel 4 – Waken’s “Endless Light” #FreeMusic @wakenmusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Electronic #Favorite 5 – Zephyr Kids Camp’s “He Is Strong” #FreeMusic @campzephyr @Nosietrade #Gospel #KidsMusic

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Like My Body? It’s A Rental

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By Zach Van Houten You may have a sexy physique, a flawless face, a perfect smile. You can go to the gym, the tanning salon, the plastic surgeon’s office. You can wear the right clothes, the right makeup, rock the right hairstyle… But none of that matters when you’re six feet deep. No one receives complements in the casket. More than just appearance, how we view our life in the […]

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Deceptions of Satan revealed by children’s show “Lazy Town” Part 3

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By Derek Jordan Robbie VS Stingy Today’s article is the finale of the “Learn Satan’s deceptions from Lazy Town” series so be sure to start from the beginning. The Stamp Guy didn’t only pull Ziggy off course, he gets Stingy too. Without knowing much about this character, you can probably figure out what will motivate him just by hearing his name. Robbie convinces Stingy that if he places the stickers […]

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Targeting ISIS

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By Benjamin Nelson How do you solve a problem like ISIS? I’m an American Christian. I live in suburban New Jersey, where there is a Christian church in every town – dozens in some. I hear the news and it breaks my heart. But what can I do? Write to my senator and ask him to bomb the crap out of Iraq? Record a YouTube video with a rant? Sign […]

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Escaping The Claws of Depression

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By Zach Van Houten I didn’t know when I was writing this article that depression would come into the spotlight like it has due to the suicide of Robin Williams. With that in mind there is no better time to have a discussion about it. What I am going to share is very personal. A few of those closest to me, but not many, may know that I am recovering […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of August 10th, 2014

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By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Human Anyway’s “Who We Are” #FreeMusic @humananyway @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock 2 – BLAK3LY’s “Just Got Saved Music” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rap 3 – Andrew Afton’s #hisfreedomproject #FreeMusic @AndrewALawrence @Noisetrade #Gospel #Indie 4 – Blake Russell Band’s “O My Soul” #FreeMusic @blakerussell @Noisetrade #Acoustic 5 – Evan Koehler’s “Carry Me” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Folk

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Updated Thoughts on Predestination

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By Zach Van Houten I wrote earlier this year about my thoughts on the predestination (or election) debate in Thoughts on Predestination. I wrote about how we should approach the subject with respect for each other and humility. I also expressed my own lack of commitment to either side on the issue. But since then I have done some reading and thinking. Although I am still hesitant to stand up and […]

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Deceptions of Satan revealed by children’s show “Lazy Town” Part 2

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By Derek Jordan Robbie VS Ziggy Lazy Town‘s bad guy, Robbie, may seem lazy. He may seem to never be motivated to do anything, but that all changes when it comes to keeping the kids from doing something right. He will go ALL OUT in trying to keep them just as lazy as he wants to be. Today’s article is a continuation of the “Learn Satan’s deceptions from Lazy Town” […]

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Rapture?

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-Or- How you look at the end times could make a mess of your Christianity. By Benjamin Nelson This October, Nicholas Cage will be hitting the big screen, starring in a remake of the movie “Left Behind.” It’s based on the the best-selling book of the same name by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The movie is a fictionalized dramatization of what might happen when Jesus comes back. When He […]

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Leprosy is Like Sin

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By Jason Neil Soto Sin. Is it that bad? I mean, why does God care if I lie, cheat, or steal? Leprosy is like sin. The bacteria that causes leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease) divides at a slow rate. It can take 2 to 10 years for the symptoms of leprosy to show. Sin starts that way. A little lie here, a guilty pleasure there. It’s not hurting anyone. […]

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