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When Should You Vote for Nobody?

Pastor John Piper recently wrote that he would not be voting again this year. This has caused a stir and raised the question of when not to vote. What circumstance would compel a Christian to abstain from voting? There are two issues that I think are at play in this question. First is the morality issue, and second is the party platform question. Is the morality of th...

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Murder for the Common Good

We have been hearing the phrase "right side of history" for years now. It has been the mantra of the progressive left so much so that it has become worn out and used less and less. However, it is still undergirding the thinking of the revolutionaries of our day. This showed up again in a recent article in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof entitled Will We Choose The...

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One‌ ‌Kind‌ ‌of‌ ‌Elder,‌ ‌Or‌ ‌Two‌ ‌Kinds?

Our church has been in 1 Timothy chapter three, and there we have been looking at the calling and character of elders. These are the men that God sets aside to lead, feed, and protect his people. But for those who have been in different kinds of churches, they may have seen different kinds of elders. Some churches have teaching elders and ruling elders. Teaching elders a...

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Are You Rich Towards God?

Treasure, riches, wealth, stock options, cash reserves, savings, the nest egg there are a lot of ways to speak of financial resources. Money is always in our lives and conversation. "Follow the money" we are told. Well, when you follow it all the way back, and I mean all the way back to the beginning, we find that God laced this world with gold and silver from the very f...

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