September 2015 archive

Sep 29

The Rise of Fantasy Sports Gambling

The NFL season has begun, and it seems like this year is brought to us by Fantasy Sports companies judging from the amount of commercials.  In truth, there has been an increase in the number of commercials for pay-to-play fantasy leagues.  I haven’t noticed these types of leagues before, though they have been around for sometime. My …

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Sep 27

Our Teachers’ Predicament

Another school year is in full swing; teachers are hard at work trying to educate the next generation of America. I appreciate and sympathize with the great task laid before them.  I was once a licensed teacher myself.  I taught for a short time before going full-time into ministry.  My wife is a trained teacher as …

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Sep 24

Jealous Saints

As Christians it is tempting for us to envy sinners and their choices.  We look at the half-full side of their lives focusing on their pleasure and freedom.  We secretly believe they have it better, but we keep living right today because we know it is best and everyone expects it from us.  When our …

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Sep 22

Kids and Baptism: My Thoughts after Baptizing Our Son!

I often get to talk to parents and kids about baptism.  I try to give the best spiritual counsel and direction to the kids and parents as a I can.  The questions generally center around the child’s readiness to be baptized.  But things are somewhat different when you are the parent, as  I experienced over …

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Sep 18

“If You Are Going to Do It, Do it Now”

If you have ever built a house, you have probably heard this phrase a few thousand times!  This is why most folks don’t come close to their budget. Contractors and salesmen use this line to get you to upgrade which makes them more money. I have been thinking about this concept a bunch the last …

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Sep 15

What’s Going On in My Life Now

I didn’t get to publish a blog post last week as there was so much going on in my life.  If I could, let me share with you a  an update on our life. It seems that death has been an all too common unwelcome visitor in our family the last couple of years.  This …

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Sep 02

What I Wish Everyone Knew about Baptism

Baptism is another controversial subject.  There are various beliefs and practices associated with this important religious act.  If I had the opportunity to share with everyone about baptism, these are the five things I would share about what I believe the Bible teaches about the subject. I believe there are five proper aspects of Biblical …

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