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Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #8:
Objections to the Prosperity Doctrine

By | 15 Mar 2019

One of the poster-children of the anti-prosperity crowd is an internationally-famous-within-Christendom Calvinist theologian, pastor, and published author named John Piper. He is considered a theological titan among Calvinists. He is the founder and teacher of desiringgod.org, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, pastor emeritus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a Council member of the Calvinist website The Gospel Coalition.… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #7:
General Characteristics of Each Side of the Debate

By | 2 Mar 2019

In this installment, I would like to offer some personal observations contrasting each side of this debate. Pro-Prosperity We believe God is a good God and always gives us good gifts and it is Satan — not God — who is stealing, killing, and destroying in the lives of believers and non-believers alike. We are prone to fight… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #6:
Needs vs. Wants

By | 2 Mar 2019

One of the common objections I’ve heard from the many critics I’ve encountered concerning the so-called “prosperity gospel” is a theologically silly discussion of the dichotomy between “wants” and “needs.” Both sides of this discussion lay claim to the following verse, but interpret it in entirely different ways: And my God shall supply all your need according to… Read More »

Fighting Tooth & Nail

By | 3 Feb 2019

In a previous post, I discussed how our orange tabby cat named Tiger was used of God to teach me a lesson about worship. In this article, we’ll discuss the final lesson He used this precious animal to teach me. The Back-Story Tiger had been chronically vomiting and lost quite a bit of weight for a period of… Read More »

The Rest of the Story

By | 10 Nov 2018

Introduction In May 1976, a nationally renowned news commentator named Paul Harvey began broadcasting a 5-minute-or-so syndicated show on ABC Radio Networks called “The Rest Of The Story.” In each episode, he would recount a carefully-researched story containing fascinating, obscure facts about a famous person or significant moment in history, never identifying that person or moment until the… Read More »

Ask & You Shall Receive #14:
How to Pray When Your Life is on the Line

By | 8 Aug 2018

On June 23, 2013, our brother in Christ, Nik Wallenda, established a new world record by being the first person to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope (actually a wire cable) without a safety net or tether. We watched the whole event with a strange combination of great suspense and spiritual joy as history was… Read More »