The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough

The Christian Side Hug™ was first patented to prevent uncleaness among Christian youth. In many ways it was effective. Avoiding the inevitable chest bump of front hugs almost made its users forget the physical distinctions God created between men and women which is the root of all lust. It gave users the appearance of being … Continue reading The Christian Side Hug™ No Longer Deemed Holy Enough

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Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary

What does October mean for Reformed Baptists? It means it’s Reformation celebration season! I had the privilege of attending two Reformation Conferences this past month at two sister churches. The first was the annual Semper Reformanda conference sponsored by Grace Family Baptist Church of North Houston, the church my church was planted out of. The … Continue reading Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary

Local Man Discovers How To Be Holier Than Jesus

Independent Christian, Gill Bothard emerges from three-month-long private Bible study with new Holy-Spirit empowered insights into how to achieve holiness. "Not only do I know more about holiness than everyone I know and two thousand years' worth of Christians gone before me, I have learned secrets to holiness that even Jesus didn't know." Gill published … Continue reading Local Man Discovers How To Be Holier Than Jesus

To Imitate the Strains I Love

THE REDBREAST AND THE SPARROW As a Redbreast was singing on a tree by the side of a rural cottage, a Sparrow, perched upon the thatch, took occasion thus to reprimand him: “And dost thou,” said he, “with thy dull autumnal note, presume to emulate the birds of spring? Can thy weak warblings pretend to … Continue reading To Imitate the Strains I Love

The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

With the holidays rolling around again, especially Thanksgiving, the topic of gratitude is a hot topic. My Facebook feed is already flooded by posts and book recommendations on gratitude. One book in particular took the market by storm three years ago and its author has continued to hold a steady and devout following ever since. … Continue reading Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

A Balanced Look at “One Thousand Gifts”

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310321913/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0310321913&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 Even after over two years, I still don't know how to rate this book. There were things I loved about the book and there were things that really disturbed me about the book. Even the writing style has a love/hate relationship with me. Her quasi-poetic style is unique, fresh, contemplative and often leaves you … Continue reading A Balanced Look at “One Thousand Gifts”

Denominations or Associations? (a summary)

This is only a summary, read my review and analysis here. Purchase on Amazon here. "What is the Biblical paradigm for inter-church fellowship?" "Does independence and autonomy exclude Baptist churches from association of any kind?" "Is casual fellowship or informal association between churches sufficient to fulfill the Biblical requirements for churches one to another?" Five … Continue reading Denominations or Associations? (a summary)