Truth Is the Issue

by Mike Halpin — What is truth? John 18:38, Roman Governor Pilate to Jesus.  Unrighteous men suppress the truth. Romans 1:18 It is to confess we are called, not merely to profess. If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 9

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Do you enjoy your hobby? You might be surprised to find out how many people are involved with hobbies that they do not actually like. What keeps them involved? Commonly, their involvement stems from some kind of peer pressure—whether coming from a friend, a relative, or a social group (perhaps... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 8

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Some hobbies are private activities. We pursue our individual interests alone because we take pleasure in them purely for what they are. And while we might be happy to talk about such hobbies with others, our investment in them remains a very personal matter. However, there are some hobbies that... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 7

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Up until now, in seeking to develop a basic theological perspective on hobbies, we have looked primarily at things to avoid: We are to avoid allowing our hobbies to monopolize our time.We are to avoid hobbies that cause us to engage with or otherwise promote sin.We are to avoid pursuing... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 6

by Lee Anderson Jr. — “Is it wrong for a Christian to purchase a $5,000 Rolex?” That is the question a Christian economics professor posed to my Sunday school class one day. After much discussion, we all concluded there was not enough information given in the question to arrive at a definitive “yes” or “no.”... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 5

by Lee Anderson Jr. — Hobbies, like many aspects of the Christian life, invite questions about Christian liberty. In Christ, we, as believers, have been freed from the power of sin and its eternal consequences (Romans 6:18, 22; 8:2). We also have been freed from requirements of outward conformity to the old Law and are... Continue Reading →

Will You Affirm Lies?

by Steve Golden — Totalitarianism, the newest iteration of Communism, is coming to the United States. Some argue it’s already here. How will you recognize it? Can you protect your family from it? What can you do about it? In his newest book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, Rod Dreher attempts... Continue Reading →

Toward a Theology of Hobbies, Part 3

by Lee Anderson Jr. — In my first entry in this series, I presented several questions designed to help illuminate biblical principles that have a direct bearing on our pursuit of hobbies. One of the questions was, “Does our hobby cause us to engage with or otherwise encourage sin?” That may seem a rather nebulous... Continue Reading →

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