Author: Mike Boling

The Role of the Servant in Giving Honor to Their Master

1 Timothy 6:1-2, “Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.  Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.” There are a number of Scriptures that speak of slaves and servants. These passages present in a very matter of fact manner the existence of slaves,...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 21-27 May 2017

Apologetics John Tweeddale – A Theology of the Home “The home front is the forlorn battlefield of the cultural wars. In our strivings to defend the gospel against doctrinal decline in the church and increasing secularism in the culture, we must not forget the importance of cultivating virtue in the home. For the church to remain a city on the hill, the light of the gospel must shine brightly in the home.” Jeff Vanderstelt – How to Win the War for Your Mind “Take your thoughts captive and examine them closely. Bring them into submission. Consider the fruit. Then...

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Time in History

Time. It is something we never have enough of, and something people of all cultures throughout history have struggled to understand fully. What is the nature of time? How does one calculate the passage of time? Is there even such a thing as time? Will time end at some point and for that matter, how did time begin? G. J. Whitrow, in his interesting book Time in History: Views of Time From Pre-History to the Present Day, explores the various perspectives of time in cultures ranging from the ancient Near East to present day Western concepts of this all...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 14-20 May 2017

Apologetics Colin Noble – Better Than Busy: Recovering Rest in a Burnout Culture “We take a day of rest not by obligation, but out of a greater desire to pause, to remember, to look forward, and to worship. Declaring that we freely choose to celebrate freedom is a message sorely needed by those who are enslaved to the obligations of busyness and who feel like they cannot escape the tyranny of burnout.” Mike Leake – Why Denying Future Judgement Undercuts the Call of Lady Wisdom “The fool is complacent. And he is complacent because he doesn’t believe his life...

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Forensic Faith

Believers are commanded in 1 Peter 3:15 to always be ready to “to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” Being able to provide such a defense requires the believer to have a practical understanding of the faith in which they have placed their hope. Part of this effort involves the practice of apologetics. Moreover, developing a good apologetic for the faith includes utilizing the vast amount of evidence available in support of the faith. Having valuable tools on hand which outline in a helpful manner this fount...

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