Avoid Every Appearance of Evil

http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2014/02/avoid-every-appearance-of-evil-3/ When Christian leaders talk about how to live a godly life, they eventually turn to the gray areas of those things that are right for some but wrong for others. You know the list: drinking, smoking, watching R rated movies, playing cards, dancing, using colorful language, listening to Country-Western music (OK that last one…

Criticism and Reproof

I’ve begun reading through Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Though much of what Carnegie has to say is valuable, I had some misgivings about the first chapter. Don’t Kick Over The Beehive Carnegie’s first principle is “Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.” He argues that even hardened criminals don’t criticize themselves…

Nonresistance: Objections

First post: Nonresistance: A Personal Background Previous post: Nonresistance: Conclusions (Part 2) Our goal in this series has been to uncover what the Bible teaches about violence and nonresistance. We’ve surveyed the Old and New Testaments to see how its teachings unfold. Now, we’ll take one last look at how proponents of nonresistance support their position, and analyze their…

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