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The Top 6 Negative Issues Impacting the American Church Today

In the landscape of contemporary Christianity, the American Church grapples with a multitude of challenges that demand attention, reflection, and action. These challenges not only affect individual believers but also have far-reaching implications for the Church’s greater witness, mission, and impact on society. In other words, we as the worldwide body of Christ should be unified, wholly biblical, and operating as the Church did in the Book of Acts, but several things have plagued us not being able to do…
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Justin Peters – Favorite Pastors Series

Next on my rundown of my Favorite Pastors of All Time is Pastor Justin Peters. I love the work God is doing through Peters in that he is a bulldog of an itinerant preacher and speaker who does heavy work exposing false doctrine in the church. Justin Peters was born on August 27, 1973, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Peters was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, as he was growing up, he encountered numerous physical challenges such as…
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The Nashville Statement

The Nashville Statement, first published online on August 29, 2017, was crafted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) in Nashville, Tennessee. This document is an evangelical Christian declaration concerning human sexuality and gender roles. It advocates for traditional marriage between one man and one woman, emphasizes fidelity within marriage, promotes chastity outside of marriage, and underscores the connection between biological sex and one’s identity as male or female. Additionally, the Statement expresses opposition to LGBT sexuality, same-sex…
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The Danvers Statement

The Danvers Statement delineates the complementarian Christian perspective on gender roles. It isn’t tied to any specific Christian denomination but has garnered recognition from institutions like the Southwestern Baptist Seminary, the Presbyterian Church in America, and the International Council for Gender Studies. Initially unveiled by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) in Wheaton, Illinois, it traces its origins to discussions among “several evangelical leaders” at a CBMW gathering in Danvers, Massachusetts, in December 1987. The Danvers Statement Rationale…
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Dr. D. James Kennedy – Favorite Pastors Series

After a few months off, I’ll continue my series on the men who I consider to be my Favorite Pastors of All Time. Today’s choice is the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, who was the senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for almost 50 years until his death in 2007. Pastor Dr. Dennis James Kennedy, born on November 3, 1930, in Augusta, Georgia, was a charismatic and influential figure in Christianity. His life was marked…
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The Four Types of Christian Apologetics

I believe wholeheartedly in the existence of God, that the Bible is the Word of God, and that Jesus was a real person and actually died and rose from the dead. Why? Wishing thinking? Blind faith? No. I have numerous legitimate, factual reasons why I believe in the Christian faith, and I outline several of them in my blog post Top 9 Reasons Why I Believe in Jesus Christ. In that article, I use several arguments from apologetics to make…
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The Truth About the Devil

“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44 [ESV] Too often, humanism is used to describe or, at least, explain why the devil is against humanity. Some use…
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Christian Book Publishing Demystified

As I inch toward achieving the goal of releasing my men’s ministry book, Warrior Disciple, I’ve dived into seeing what the best way of publishing it is. Book publishing, even from a Christian perspective, is a big, daunting world to explore, and here’s what I’ve learned so far. The Big Picture Ever wondered how Christian books make it to the shelves? Let’s demystify the process and take a stroll through the world of Christian publishing, a small but significant part…
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From the Ball Field to the Battlefield: A Man’s Journey Through 1 Corinthians 16:13

Men, I want to have a word with you. Life’s like an endless series of curveballs, isn’t it, guys? Sometimes those surprises are like hitting a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and other times, they feel more like striking out with the bases loaded. One minute you’re cruising along, feeling like you’ve got everything under control, and the next, you’re faced with a challenge that makes you feel like you’re standing at the plate with two…
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The Dangers Christians Face in Today’s Secular Society

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they keep my word, they will also keep yours.” – John 15:19-20 [ESV] In the 21st Century, secularism has…
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The Biblical Blueprint of Manhood

Just what does it mean to be a “man?” How does the Bible define masculinity? In our quest to understand the essence of manhood, the Word of God provides us with several profound insights. It offers a blueprint for men to live by, emphasizing strength, courage, love, responsibility, humility, and faithfulness to God. In this post, we’ll explore six significant Bible verses that shed light on the concept of Biblical manhood. 1. Standing Firm in Faith and Love – 1…

Essential Features of a Good Church

Looking for a legitimately good church? Or if you already have a home church, are you curious to see how it stacks up as a local body of worship? Whatever the case, it’s important to know and identify what a solid church is like, as a vibrant, growing, evangelical, Bible-believing church serves as a hub for the spiritual development of its members, and a beacon of the Gospel for the broader community. But what specifically defines a good, evangelical, Bible-believing church?…
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Standing Firm! A Guide for Christian Men to Resist Temptation

In a world filled with countless distractions and temptations, the Christian walk is indeed a difficult journey. It calls for unyielding resolve and exceptional steadfastness, especially for men who bear a weighty responsibility to live and lead by example. Yet, the question arises: how can one resist the lures of temptation that constantly beckon? Drawing from Biblical principles, we unravel this perplexing question in the hopes of equipping Christian men to overcome temptation. Acknowledge the Reality of Temptation Firstly, it…
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Transitioning from Participant to Leader of the Faith

Every Christian’s journey is unique, both from their starting point before salvation, and then all the way through where God ultimately takes them in their walk with Jesus. What I’m going to focus on in this article is where Christian men are after receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Many believers are “on fire” for Jesus for a short bit and then quickly transform into lukewarm participants in the faith. However, to truly embrace and embody the teachings…

The Faith Once Committed – A Call to Remember and Endure

“Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;” – 2 Peter 1:13 [KJV] This is a puzzling thing, but as I peruse the Scriptures, the phenomenon of forgetfulness permeates the New Testament as well. One could point a condemning finger at Israel with their incredible experiences and wonder how they could ever forget God, but that isn’t entirely fair, is it? Sure, the Lord provided feasts…
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Allister Begg – Favorite Pastors Series

One of my absolute favorite expositors and storytellers has to be Allister Begg, the latest in my Favorite Pastors Series. Pastor Alistair Begg is a prominent figure in contemporary Christian ministry, known for his faithful preaching, commitment to biblical truth, and dedication to the expository teaching of the Word of God. He has had a significant impact on countless lives through his pastoral work, radio broadcasts, and writing. Alistair Begg was born on May 23, 1952, in Glasgow, Scotland. Raised…
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R.C. Sproul – Favorite Pastors Series

You know I would feature this giant of 20th Century faith eventually. Next on my list of Favorite All-Time Pastors is the one and only Dr. R.C. Sproul. Robert Charles Sproul (1939-2017) was a renowned American pastor, theologian, author, and teacher who profoundly impacted the Christian faith. Born on February 13, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, R.C. dedicated his life to proclaiming the truth of God’s Word and defending the essential reformed doctrines of Christianity. Sproul’s journey into ministry began during…
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How Pride Can Ruin Christian Male Leadership

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.” – Proverbs 11:2 [ESV] Pride is a powerful and insidious force that can undermine the effectiveness of Christian male leadership in a variety of ways. At its core, pride is all about self-aggrandizement, seeking to elevate oneself above others and to place one’s own interests and desires above the needs and well-being of others. When pride is allowed to take root in the hearts and minds of Christian…
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What Was the Old Testament Way of Salvation?

The question of how people were saved during the time of the Old Testament can be perplexing for some individuals. In the era of the New Testament, we understand that salvation comes through grace by placing faith in Jesus Christ (John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8-9). Jesus is the Way (John 14:6). However, prior to the advent of Christ, what constituted “the way”? There exists a common misconception regarding the Old Testament’s path to salvation, suggesting that Jews attained salvation by adhering…

Paul Washer – Favorite Pastors Series

Paul Washer is a no-nonsense, “seize-you-by-the-throat” kind of preacher, and is also a “no-brainer” entry on my list of Favorite Pastors. Here’s a brief biography: Paul Washer is an American Christian preacher and missionary known for his passionate and uncompromising commitment to biblical truth. Born on September 11, 1961, in the United States, Washer has become a prominent figure in the evangelical community through his teaching, preaching, and writing. Washer’s journey to faith was a transformative experience. In his early…