Category Archives: Topic Tuesdays

This weekly series will encourage a biblical perspective on current events, seasonal interests, controversial issues, moral dilemmas, and other subjects.

My intent is not to tell you what I believe but to invite you to join me in listening to God speak through His Word on the heart of the matter. The world around us preaches to us daily, so we need to be intentional and consistent to renew our minds in Christ. For joy in Christ must be more than heights of emotion. It must be grounded in depths of understanding our Savior and King in every area of life.

And Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-16)

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Link to “Officer Christian Fellowship” (Website of military ministry)

Officer Christian Fellowship exists to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society— the hunger that began with a lone British officer stationed in the area … Continue reading

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Link to “World” (Website of online Christian magazine)

WORLD magazine is self-described as purposed “to be salt, not sugar.  We like to report good news but we don’t make it sticky-sweet. We also report bad news because Christ’s grace becomes most meaningful when we’re aware of sin. We … Continue reading

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Link to “CCEF” (Website of Christian Counseling and Education Foundation)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is simply one of the most … Continue reading

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Link to “Living on the Edge” (Website Ministry of Pastor Chip Ingraham)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. Chip Ingraham and his friends have a gift for bringing the practical hopes … Continue reading

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Link to the free Bible study software, “E-sword”

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. One of the most basic ways you can love someone is to help … Continue reading

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Link to “Getty Music” (Website of modern hymn writers)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. You may know the work of this husband/wife team best for the new … Continue reading

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Link to “Grace Family Baptist” (Website of Pastor Voddie Baucham)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. I cannot say enough good things about this man’s preaching, practical outreach and … Continue reading

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Link to “I Met Messiah.com” (a Christian Website)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. Below is a link to a powerful website of Messianic Jewish praise.  It’s … Continue reading

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Link to “Biblehub” (a Christian website for study in the original languages)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. Even if you have zero knowledge of Hebrew or Greek, Biblehub can easily … Continue reading

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Link to “Crown” Ministries (Website of financial issues from a Christian viewpoint)

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. If you’re looking for sound Christian counsel and practical help with financial troubles?  … Continue reading

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Link to website “Plugged In Online”

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. Plugged-In is a website dedicated to helping Christians make informed decisions by reviewing … Continue reading

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Link to the website “Institute for Creation Research”

By God’s grace there are more and more excellent Christ-centered topical websites.  Below is a link to one that may be helpful to you or a friend. The Institute for Creation Research is devoted to demonstrating the evidence of the … Continue reading

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“Actions speak louder…”

If you asked 100 random people to describe love, you would get a variety of answers:  acceptance, friendship, happiness, a soul mate, forgiveness, passion, commitment, and more.  The fact that so many would answer differently probably indicates that some are … Continue reading

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“It takes a village”

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that the more “advanced” societies become, the more privacy they seek.  So many things prompt us to do we our individual lives require and then retreat to our castles and pull up the … Continue reading

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“…but you’ll need to look”

How many times have you crossed paths with a dear friend you haven’t seen in a long time, but you only had a few minutes before another important event?  Or how often have you come outside only to see the … Continue reading

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“Topical Storms”

This week’s article is a follow-up to last week’s on Emotional Intelligence (EI).  As I noted then, EI is currently and rightly popular among leaders seeking personal and organizational development.  For it addresses four key components:  1) self-awareness for 2) … Continue reading

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“Hidden Realities”

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one of the hottest and most helpful trends among leaders seeking personal and organizational development.  EI addresses four key components:  1) self-awareness for 2) self-management and 3) empathy for 4) management of others (i.e., leadership).  But, … Continue reading

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“Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity”

Failure.  There’s not usually any positive connotations from the word, much less the experience.  Yet, throughout Scripture and in the personal experience of His people, we see that the Lord often uses what we consider significant losses to lead us into … Continue reading

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“Tragedy, Self-Awareness, and Empathy”

Shocking losses can cripple us in many ways.  In the moment of the tragedy, for example, it can be almost impossible to think clearly.  So, in those moments, we often say things that don’t quite come out in the best … Continue reading

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“Freedom to Speak”

One of my privileges as an American is the freedom of speech…relatively speaking.  As I note in the article below, I am properly not free to say whatever I want to whomever I want in any context that I want.  That … Continue reading

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“A Recipe for Disaster…or Success”

Because the Lord created us in His image, part of which means being rational, relational, and planning ahead toward good goals, He calls us to do the same.  Everyday, we choose to plan (or choose not to plan) for our … Continue reading

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“Allow me to introduce myself…”

When you meet someone for the first time, what do you say about yourself, other than your name?  If we just moved into the area, we might say where we live or where we’re working.  If we’re in school, we … Continue reading

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“Five Criteria toward Victory”

Every day, we consider options and choose plans.  Even if we lay in bed later on a Saturday, we’re looking at possibilities for the day.  Not acting toward one direction is still choosing a separate plan in another direction.  Of … Continue reading

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“Picking our Battles”

Not every battle should be fought, because not all of them can be won.  But some must be fought.  And in Christ, when He calls us to wage war against the temptations of our own flesh, the world, or the … Continue reading

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“The search for Truth”

There is no gem more precious than Truth.  And, although I realize it’s been said of most ages in the past, today that gem seems even more rare.  For, without Truth, life is guesswork.  And that might not be so … Continue reading

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