Blog Articles (Page 20)

Blog Articles (Page 20)

Wrestling with God

One of the Best Things You’ll Read All Week: Wrestling with God

I typically wouldn’t put up a direct “repost” of other blog articles, but here is something that I found today that is extremely powerful. Dena Johnson penned a great piece for iBelieve.com titled, “How Wrestling with God Will Change You Forever.” People, this Biblical message will open your eyes and transform you like few things have! It’s based on the wrestling match that Jacob had in Genesis 32. Instead of me summarizing it, I just implore you to just visit the link right now…
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Want to Be a True Rebel? Be a Christian

You want to REALLY be rebellious and non-conformist? Don’t look to getting thirty tattoos, piercings, and dying your hair five colors. Everybody is doing that nowadays. Become a follower of Jesus Christ instead. I’m not knocking tattoos or anything else, but being a Christian is totally “against the grain” of what is currently accepted and conventional in Western society. The Father of “Shock Rock,” Alice Cooper (whose real name is Vincent Furnier), once said, “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll…
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Where’s the Joy?

Christians should be the most joyful people on Earth. Millions of Christians all across the nation and around the world have claimed to washed by the blood of Jesus Christ and born again by the Spirit, yet they are robotically plodding along living humdrum middle-class lives and just “don’t have it.” There’s no infectious enthusiasm and no heart overflowing. There’s a lack of something there that non-believers can see in us. These believers, instead, are just like the world. When we…
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Book Review – Driven By Eternity by John Bevere

I’m doing a review for the audiobook version of Driven by Eternity from Audible.com. John Bevere’s Driven by Eternity: Making Your Life Count Today & Forever  is not for the spiritually squeamish. Yet it contains a message that has eternal consequences for everyone. Too many people think it’s okay to recite the “Sinner’s Prayer,” ask Jesus to come into their hearts, and then go back to living their old lives without even thinking about developing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Yes,…

Why I Won’t Drink Alcohol Anymore

What I’m about to say is full of my own opinions, along with my attempt at well-thought-out reasons why I do not drink alcoholic beverages. Except for point #6, these points are not presented or implied that they are Christian doctrine or theology. Instead, they’re mainly personal arguments about why I have no desire to touch the stuff. I wish to make a few important disclaimers before I start things off: A. Some people have natural inclinations towards becoming addicted…

How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part Two

Here is the follow-up article to an earlier post, How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One. Before proceeding, I urge you to read that post in full to get a more well-rounded understanding before continuing on with these. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Are you back? Excellent! This time out I’ll introduce several more concepts, many of which tackle how you write and how you speak. Let’s get to it immediately… 6. Study Up On Christian Apologetics You do know…
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How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One

Don’t let your defense of Christianity turn into this! “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” – 1 Peter 3:15 Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is our mandate as Christ followers (Matthew 28:19). In doing so, we inevitably will encounter people countering our beliefs in many different forms – other…

The Bible Inspirations Project

If you didn’t know, I sometimes use my graphic design skills to create shareable images, Facebook cover photos and graphics for social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and others with Bible verses and quotations based on love, salvation, encouragement, prayer, the Christian life and more. I have a site called Bible Inspirations that features a bulk of those images that I make. I also share these, plus many other Bible-based pics and images, on the official Bible Inspirations Facebook…
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A New Undertaking in Writing…and a New Beginning

Even though it doesn’t seem that long, I’ve been doing blogging for an entire decade, and then some. This whole adventure started with a general-purpose platform for my silly writing excursions on my “main” website of scottrobertsweb.com. You see, around 2006 and 2007, I, being a website designer, whipped together a rudimentary content management system (for you non-techies, I’m referring software such as WordPress that runs on the back-end). I hardly knew what the topic theme was, so basically winged…
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Jesus is the Only Way!

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. – Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! This is something that I can’t be silent about. It’s changed me in ways that I cannot even describe. I am no better than any of you. I’ve sinned, I’ve stumbled, and I’ve performed my share of boneheaded…
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And Away We Go!

Just getting this brand spankin’ new site up and running. There will be more details soon on why I created this and what you can expect in the future. Enjoy, and I hope you all visit often!

FireTalkers: Busting Chile Myths with Dave DeWitt

Here is s re-publication of a popular blog post from 2009. Enjoy! It seems as though when I go both online and in the “real world,” whenever I mention the fact that I’m into chile peppers and hot sauce, there’s a good chance that the people I meet will drudge up a misconception, myth, or urban legend about the subject. To help clear the constant confusion, I’ve for the longest time wanted to make a blog post that would take…
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What is Nashville Hot Chicken?

The assimilation of spicy food into regular American and Canadian culture is in full swing. Led by popular trends such as the sriracha craze, fiery cuisine is completely unavoidable now. In all of this, there is one smaller trend in spicy foods that has seemingly come out of nowhere that, for a lot of foodies and chileheads, remains mysterious. And that is “Nashville Hot” or “Nashville Hot Chicken.” Nationwide restaurant chains such as KFC and O’Charley’s have picked up on…
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Review of Doc Love’s THE SYSTEM – THE DATING DICTIONARY

In the grand matters of life and love and dating, I’m definitely not a pick-up artist. I’m not looking for “friends with benefits” or a “no strings attached” sexual relationship (quite frankly, that concept sickens me) or a one-night stand. Instead, Scott Roberts is a regular, down-to-earth, single guy and a full-time dad to two teenage boys looking for “the one”. I’m seeking a healthy, long-term relationship with a woman that will hopefully lead me and this lucky lady down…
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Is There a Pungency Scale For Garlic, Horseradish, Wasabi, Mustard, Onions, Cinnamon, Ginger and Black Pepper?

Most every fiery foods fan knows that it is the chemical called Capsaicin that gives chile peppers a “hot” or “spicy” sensation and that the amount of Capsaicin present in chile pods (and other things like hot sauce) is measured on the Scoville Scale. A question I sometimes get asked is, “Scott, is there a way to measure the amount of “heat” or pungency in other “spicy” items like black pepper, ginger, horseradish, garlic, wasabi, mustard, garlic, cinnamon, and onions?…
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Super-Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe

Alright, you want hot? You got it! These are some hot wings! This super-hot buffalo wing sauce recipe is for serious chileheads only. If you’re a certifiable heat freak and are tired of other buffalo wing sauce recipes leaving your tongue disappointed with a flat heat level, then these scorchers should do the trick. First, you will need two things: 2-3 pounds of assorted chicken wings, both flats and drumettes. Approximately 1 quart of cooking oil. Regular Super-Hot Buffalo Sauce…