Premodern Wisdom for Postmodern Times

How to Witness Without Compromise

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Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Photo by archer10@Flickr When witnessing to unbelievers by our lives and our words, we must be careful not only to avoid offense, but also to not compromise the gospel message. The focus of this article will be on how to witness without compromise so that we can stand unashamed before the Lord on […]

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The Benefits of Bearing the Cross

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Photo from Mathieu Formisyn, Flickr Through the experience of bearing the cross as Jesus commands, we learn that suffering is not only inevitable, but a desirable and beneficial aspect of our earthly existence.  Jesus made it clear that God calls every Christian to bear his or her cross: If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself […]

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The Calf, the Caretaker, and the Prodigal Brother

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My retelling of Jesus’ Prodigal Son parable is told from the elder brother’s point of view. I have titled it, The Calf, the Caretaker, and the Prodigal Brother. New Born Calf Lying on Straw by Vincent Van Gogh   The cattle lowed as Abihu entered the shed. Piggy was the loudest. Abihu groaned, “You have no […]

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How to Respond to Haters as a Christian

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Since all Christians are called to be God’s witnesses at all times, we must know how to respond to haters when they question or ridicule us for our beliefs. Christians are being marginalized and viewed as extremists on many important social and political issues simply because we believe in the Bible and accept its teachings. […]

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All My Prayers Are Answered… #JustNotNow

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  Whatever you may be praying for, please read this if you need to believe your prayers are answered, even if you haven’t yet seen any outward signs of it. Finances are a major source of stress for many people in this economy. As someone who is trying to start my own business, I know it can […]

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How to Respond When a Christian Sins

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The Victory of Eucharistic Truth Over Heresy by Peter Paul Rubens (Wikimedia Commons) When non-Christians sin against us, we may see it as a golden opportunity to forgive them for Jesus’ sake. For me at least, a bigger challenge comes with knowing how to respond when a Christian sins. I won’t mention anyone by name, but there are […]

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What It Means to be Born Again

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Christians often talk about the need to be born again, but you may be wondering what the term “born again” actually means. If so, read on! Commonly, we are taught that anyone who isn’t born again is going to Hell. As I’ll explain, that isn’t quite what Jesus said. Even so, He was talking about salvation. For that reason…   […]

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A Plan to Restore Sound Money and Prosperity, Part 2

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The Basis of Sound Money Brazil’s currency happens to be called the real. (Wikimedia Commons) What is sound money, really? In today’s world, we have no choice but to accept paper money and electronic digits as forms of money. The first thing we need to know is, on what basis can we say that a […]

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A Plan to Restore Sound Money and Prosperity, Part 1

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A Picture of Prosperity: America by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) It seems to me there is seldom any shortage of people willing to complain about the current system. The real shortage appears when we look for either plans or actions taken to replace the current system with something that would demonstrably be an improvement. Accordingly, I hope you […]

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A Christian Perspective on Mass Shooting

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Sandy Hook Memorial Although I wrote this blog post after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, similar truths apply with regard to any mass murder. Unfortunately, this won’t be the last such incident. All humans are born in a state of sin, and the world itself is sinful. This won’t a typical, Christian response to tragedy, […]

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