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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen – Extra Lyrics for you!

For those of you who enjoy singing hymns in church, I find God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen to be an enjoyable hymn to sing and research. Here are some things I learned about the song. There should be a comma between the words “merry” and “gentlemen.” It is an unfortunate consequence of the pace of […]

Are Amish Christian?

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a gathering in Columbus where I was able to view some plans for the new ark being built in Kentucky. Answers In Genesis, the good folks who brought us the Creation Museum put on the presentation. It was inspiring in several ways. I was able to gain a deeper understanding of why they believe this ark will be ‘successful,’ and I got to meet the makers of the VBS my church uses every year from Answers In Genesis.

One part of the presentation concerned me. The speaker told us that the ark will be built by Amish. At least in Ohio, Amish are known for their work ethic and craftsmanship; but what concerned me was when they (the Amish) were categorically described as “faithful.” Faithful to what I wondered? My understanding from a former Amish man who became born-again and had to leave the Amish community is that Amish do not believe in justification by grace through faith alone. I approached the speaker and asked the questions. He assured me these Amish people were saved, and that the Amish were like any protestant denomination. It ended friendly, which was good, but I left feeling like there was more to say. Here is the letter I wrote him today via email:

7 Reasons Christian men should not get married!

As my good friend and brother Fred approaches his wedding day, I thought I’d publish this word of warning to him, or any man who is considering this endeavor.

Courageous Movie Outreach

Berean Baptist Church of Pickerington, OH is hosting a night at the movies for Columbus area Police, Fire, EMT and military personnel! Are you interested in attending? Visit http://courageousweekend.org/ to register for you and a guest to see the new movie Courageous for free! When : September 30 6:00pm Where: Marcus Theater, Pickerington mapit Who […]

Courageous Movie Review

Many people seem to want to know the Bible verse from the movie Courageous. It is Joshua 24:15, As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Read on for my review of Courageous – I promise, no spoilers! Let me start by letting you know that shortly after I became a Christian, […]

How not to Pray – Part 2

Part of knowing how to pray is knowing how NOT to pray. Is the prayer of Jabez a biblical prayer? Should we pray in private or public? What about God’s sovereignty…does it even make sense to pray if He is going to do what He wills anyway? Listen in as I try to help us […]

How Not to Pray – Part 1 (Witchcraft)

Part of knowing how to pray is knowing how NOT to pray. How does pray that follows certain formula or vain repetition compare to witchcraft and casting spells? Does God respond to the certain words or phrases we pray, or does it have more to do with our relationship with Him through Christ? Is Yoga […]