4 Vital Keys to Reading Christian Blogs

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Church, Theology

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I love listening to sports talk radio. Hearing an expert break down a crucial play is captivating and discovering the latest news about my favorite team is exciting. But sports radio’s biggest attraction, in my opinion, is the caller-driven format. Fans love to hear the opinions of other fans –especially from the more passionate callers. The accepted terms for these … Read More

Are You Giving Satan Too Much Credit?

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Theology2 Comments

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We’ve all said something like, “Satan is really working on me right now.” And while this may be a true statement, I’m not sure its always helpful. James 1:14 teaches that “each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.” Because we are born sinners (Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10-18), our flesh already has sinful desires. … Read More

The Triple-Word-Score of Providence

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Have you ever caught a glimpse of something God is doing? Maybe you’ve observed an experience where what once seemed to be coincidence was clearly providence. Perhaps you met your spouse in the most unlikely of places and later realized God had planned the entire event. Or maybe the kind soul who stopped when your car was stalled on the … Read More

Does God Hate?

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Does God Hate? This topic probably didn’t get a lot of airplay from your childhood Sunday school teacher –and understandably so. Generally speaking, it is wrong to hate. The issue of God’s hatred is not just a theological riddle. The way we answer this question cuts to the heart of our understanding of God and the gospel. The simple answer … Read More

What Your Pastor’s Sermon Really Needs

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I love 1 Corinthians 1:20-25. In it, Paul makes a great case for why we need the Holy Spirit to draw men unto Christ when we present the Gospel message. Paul starts the passage by calling out all of the intellectuals, scholars and academics asking, “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” (v. 20). Paul wasn’t making … Read More