Decoding Deception

spider on web

As a guest on the Awake the Iron podcast, I spoke about deception in the church, particularly as relates to confused definitions. Whenever we get what my family has come to call “that gritty feeling,” we need to stop, dig in, and ask some questions. In the creepy poem “The Spider and the Fly” (performed at the very end of…

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The Key to Discernment

Spoiler: The key to discernment is to know the Bible. I read a letter from a former Hindu (early 2021), who is distressed about Christians who have a low view of Scripture and who are adopting teachings/practices from pagan religions. And I noticed these two books: Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others and Learning…

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The Lord Will Give You the Words

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Ever regret chances you had to witness for the Lord but didn’t? Me too. But one day I was proud of myself. (And I have to credit the International Conference on Missions [ICOM] for the fact that I was so tuned in that day. That’s what ICOM does for you!) I hope this little testimony gives you good ideas. The…

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The Enneagram—Digging Deeper

shovel in the dirt

An earlier post titled “The Enneagram—A Quick Look” promised more on this topic. So here goes. To keep it short, I’m giving just a few thoughts and steering to thorough material that others have written. First, let’s remember that publishers and manufacturers capitalize on trends. Whatever sells will sell more. So with the Enneagram, you saw additional books and articles,…

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Puzzling Propaganda

scattered puzzle pieces

There’s an increasing number of puzzling and jumbled sentences in pieces aimed against Christianity. Let’s dissect a couple of examples. This Publishers Weekly write-up tells how publishers are “pivoting toward” a new spiritual age. One book in the report proposes “a new, more morally robust Christianity for disillusioned post-evangelicals.” Let’s break that down. If Christianity is the longstanding teachings of…

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