Author: J.D. Coleman

Vote With a Clear Conscience

  America is a morally decaying country. The “new morality” of the 1960’s and ‘70’s brought sexual “freedom” to America, accompanied by the legalization of abortion and the subsequent ending of nearly 60 million lives to date. In more recent days, the LGBT movement has forcibly accrued cultural power and continues to viciously stomp out any disagreement with their campaign to end any kind of moral restraint. The totalitarianism of the anti-culture, is evident when state governments and multi-billion dollar corporations like Target compromise the safety and privacy of the majority in favor of the perverted lifestyle of 0.3 percent of the...

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Self Evaluation and Spiritual Growth

Most people don’t like tests. Some people suffer from test anxiety and have a hard time performing well under the pressure of  a test. Sometimes tests can seem pointless.  Like the student in the cartoon, you might ask, “What does this have to do with the rest of my life?” Although tests in schoolwork may not seem very helpful at times, evaluation is crucial for any kind of personal development. I’m not talking about paper-and-pencil standardized tests. What is far more important than any paper test you will ever take is something called self evaluation. I’m talking about taking a...

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Right Motivations for Spiritual Growth

As we’ve been discussing intentional spiritual growth, we laid the foundation by focusing on the great commandment — loving God — as the most important priority of any Christian. Then we took the concept to the practical level, discussing what it means to make God first priority in our lives.  We have been careful to maintain the theological tension in our emphasis on balancing discipline and delight in spiritual growth. This is because, while spiritual discipline is biblical, it is meaningless apart from the right heart attitude. The Importance of the Heart Here’s what the Bible has to say about...

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Keeping in God’s Love

Several years ago my family went on a short vacation to visit some of the scenic sites of the Southwestern U.S. One of the places we visited was Carlsbad Caverns, a beautiful cave system in New Mexico. We probably spent a couple of hours in the cave looking at all the formations. There was one called the lion’s tail, another one called the temple of the sun, and one room they called the chandelier ballroom. It was very interesting, and we enjoyed the tour, but the cave was dark, damp, and cold, and we were happy there was an elevator...

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