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Nov 13
Sam Crabtree
That’s the title of a book by Dwight Perry, Executive Minister of the Great Lakes Baptist Conference, and the first African American to earn a PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Here are some excerpts …  God calls us to be heralds of...
Nov 12
Sam Crabtree
A democracy of demons would be no virtue. Democracy works only where the population has broadly embraced moral underpinnings and lots of common grace. (from my notes taken during a seminar by Joe Infranco at the Minnesota Religious Freedom Forum in...
Nov 11
Sam Crabtree
How to stop bullying in schools will be hotly debated in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session. Bullying of students because of their skin color, appearance, beliefs, because they identify themselves as GLBT, or any reason, should never be...
Nov 8
Bryan DeWire
Jesus said to them, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.”—John 5:39–40 (cf. verse 19) The point of...
Nov 7
Sam Crabtree
Six quotes from Billy Graham: Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone—except God. It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness....
Nov 6
Sam Crabtree
Some notes from the Religious Freedom Forum held last month at the St. Paul RiverCentre … Religious freedom is not advocacy of truthlessness or ideological anarchy. Religious freedom is rooted in God who does not require all individuals to believe...
Nov 5
Sam Crabtree
This past weekend 98 men, including some teenaged sons, gathered at Lake Beauty for a men’s retreat featuring John Ensor and Carl Schmuland as speakers. Aside from mountain biking, trap shooting, canoeing, and watching a movie about the courage to...
Nov 4
Sam Crabtree
I have seen enough hollow or false professions over the course of my life, that I am hesitant to label something as a conversion too soon. Meanwhile, my heart sincerely and eagerly desires to give benefit of the doubt; I want to believe that every...
Nov 1
Bryan DeWire
Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many...
Oct 31
Sam Crabtree
A carload of Bethlehem staff attended a daylong Religious Freedom seminar in St. Paul last week at which the following two statements were made: Government cannot compel people to express the government’s preferred viewpoint [though it can try]....
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