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  • Word Filled Family

    From Brent: I have been friends with Author/Pastor John Barnett going on a decade, and I have seen him LIVE exactly what he writes about and teaches. You could not wish for a better or more consistent example of a Godly man who walks out what he preaches each and every day.If you like my teaching, you will LOVE Pastor John’s. His knowledge and practical application are unrivaled. His ability to weave the experience of every day life into the truth of Scripture make his teaching relevant and powerful. Remember, I’m not getting any money or favors for recommending this book to you. I could have, but that would have left a question about my motives or sincerity. The link below goes straight to Pastor […]

  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence A Modern English Rewrite by Brent Riggs Download a printable PDF here with no Author Preface: 8.5×11 11×17 The Bill of Rights in Modern English Author Preface The Declaration of Independence is an incredible document that communicates the reasons why many people pledged their life, wealth and honor to risk war and death to create the United States of America we now take for granted. For many years I have enjoyed rewriting texts like Puritan Prayers and classic sermons from centuries gone by so that my generation can be effected by them as the original readers/listeners were. It is an unfortunate, but undeniable fact that the common vocabulary and reading comprehension today is much lower than in previous eras. Given that, […]

  • A Reader Asks: Can a person be born gay? If yes, how can being gay be wrong?

    Question:Can a person be born gay? If yes, how can being gay be wrong? Answer:Can you be “born gay”? The answer: it doesn’t matter.This is a straw man argument that implies that if you are born a certain way, then it is normal and cannot be wrong.First, the “normal” thing. Sadly, babies are born deformed, retarded and stillborn all the time. Does this make those things “normal”? Of course not because we have a physical standard of what a “normal healthy” human baby is, and being born with your legs missing or several retarded is not normal. It doesn’t make them any less human or valuable much to the dismay of our baby-killing factories. However, it is not normal.So being “born gay” does not NECESSARILY […]

  • Morning Dedication

    Psalm 92:1-2 It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, (NKJV) I Dedicate My MorningAlmighty God,As I enter into the start of a new day, I commit everything to your care: my self, my soul, my body, my activities and my friends.I pray that You will watch over me, keep me, guide and direct me, make me Holy and bless me.Cause my heart to follow your ways; Transform me completely into the image of Christ; just like a potter forms the clay; may my words be a well tuned musical instrument singing your praise.Let everyone around me see my living by your […]

  • Handling Life – Annie’s Story – Part 5

    (Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) 2 Peter 1:3 …as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue… (NKJV all verses following, emphasis mine) This week we have looked at Scripture and Bible characters who have demonstrated their faith in God during the most extreme of hardships. Through their stories we have seen that God’s Word is indeed true declaring that He is sufficient to sustain us through anything life throws at us.It’s natural to see people in the Bible almost as “super Godly”. After all, that’s why they are in the Bible, right? Well, no, not necessarily. But it’s understandable […]

  • A Joyful Noise Movie Review: Some Things to Be Joyful About & Some Not

    From Brent I took my wife to see Joyful Noise last night, the reportedly “Christian” movie with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Given how easily fads sweep through American Christianity with little discernment, I thought I would give you a review of the movie. I’m not going to try and decide for you whether or not to see it, or promote it as a “Christian” movie. I’ll just give you my observations, positive and negative and leave you to consider it. FYI, I’m not trying to review like a movie critic. I’m not addressing whether the story, acting or production was good. I’m commenting on it for the sake of Christians being able to discern the CHRISTIAN merits of the movie since it’s 1) set in a […]

  • A Reader Asks: Do we really want people thinking God is an angry wrathful God ready to punish us? Don’t we want a balanced …

    Question:Do we really want people thinking God is an angry wrathful God ready to punish us? Don’t we want a balanced view? How will people who have been abused response to this “angry parent” picture? What about those who have had a bad experience with Christianity? Aren’t they looking for love and not condemnation? Answer:Well the problem with your question is that it approaches the “Truth” from the viewpoint of what we humans would PREFER. Therein lies the problem….It doesn’t matter what flavor we want, what kind of dish we want it served in, or how much sugar we would like sprinkled on it. The Truth is the Truth and it should be delivered exactly the way the Word of God delivers it.Fully – all […]

 
 
 
 
 
 

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