Biblical Self-Control pt. 1 – Its Definition

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Of all the Bible verses we Christians have memorized, near the top is probably Galatians 5:22-23 — the Fruit of the Spirit. If you are like me, the reason you know these verse so well is because when you were at camp, you sang a silly song that went like this: “The fruit of the spirit’s not a coconut” (tap your head while making a hollow sound with your mouth to imitate the sound of coconut). “The fruit of the spirit’s not a coconut” (sound again). “If you wanna be a coconut, you might as well hear it, you can’t be a fruit of the spirit.… Continue reading

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Jobless Benefits and a Theology of Work

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hard_work_signYesterday, another bill passed in the Senate – this time to extend unemployment benefits once again, by up to an additional 47 weeks, depending on the percentage of jobless rates in a given state. The fewer working, the longer the benefits will be extended. Even from a strictly secular economical standpoint, the bill makes little sense and is shockingly near-sighted. You know the argument from fiscal conservatives, it remains the same, and it remains the same because math is always a constant.

1) The bill that passed will cost $6.4 billion, or $256 a week for an estimated 1.3 million jobless claims.… Continue reading

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