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Points to Ponder

Examine Yourself to See if You Are in the Faith

Willful ignorance occurs when a person deliberately chooses to avoid becoming informed on a topic. Usually, the purpose is to keep from having to make decisions about the information. After all, ignorance can be bliss for a moment when the subject in question is negative, and there’s the old saying, “what we don’t know can’t… Continue reading Examine Yourself to See if You Are in the Faith

Articles for Edification

Are You a Lukewarm Christian? 3 Steps to Red Hot

In Revelation 3:16-17, Jesus tells the church at Laodicea that they are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot. It’s a metaphor describing the condition of their spiritual walk, and it comes with consequences that are as vivid as they are dire: God will vomit them out of His mouth. But what does it mean to be… Continue reading Are You a Lukewarm Christian? 3 Steps to Red Hot

Lessons to Learn

Trust the Master: 3 Lessons From My Cat

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a minor tragedy happened in our home. My cat, Nichta (pronounced NEEK-ta and meaning “night” in Greek) broke his leg. The events surrounding his injury and recovery brought me face to face with my own reactions to God when things happen in my life that bring me pain. In fact, recently,… Continue reading Trust the Master: 3 Lessons From My Cat

Articles for Encouragement

Beulah Land: A Place Just Outside of Heaven

In Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s allegory of the Christian life, Beulah Land is just outside the Celestial City, or heaven. It’s a place of abundance in which the covenant between God and man is renewed. The idea comes from Isaiah 62:4-5, and it has inspired both hymns and gospel songs over the years. It’s about… Continue reading Beulah Land: A Place Just Outside of Heaven