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Of Good Intentions and False Teachers

In the interest of clarity, let me start with the following statement. AnOldSinner has a concern about the prevalence of false teachers in the world today. It is somewhat based on my experiences as a young Christian, experiences that drove … Continue reading

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Of Curses and Euphemisms

One of this writer’s seminary professors covered euphemisms as part of his lecture on the Third Commandment.1 The commandment states, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him … Continue reading

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Noticeable Change?

People complain. Some complain a lot, and some complain a little. No matter the frequency, everyone complains. Even those shaking their heads as they read this muttering, “I never complain,” complain at times. It is part of the human condition, … Continue reading

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Watching You

No one can truly know another’s heart. We try, but as humans we simply do not have that ability. For that reason, we are often confused or disappointed by family and friends. This can be especially true of children. Children … Continue reading

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Big on Crosses

As chronicled in “Flawed Messengers” and other works, AnOldSinner once had a problem with those who called themselves Christian. This was partially due to experiences in a particularly conservative branch of Christianity as a child and young adult. The pastors … Continue reading

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Saltwater Gospel?

Inspiration is a strange beast. One never knows what will cause it to catch one’s attention. At times, it seems to spring out of nowhere and grab one by the throat like a lion. At other times, it slips up … Continue reading

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What! Me Worry

AnOldSinner’s church pride’s itself on being “Monday morning relevant.” That means messages from the pulpit are designed to give congregants information they can use to live in the world while focusing on their relationship with Christ. One way to accomplish … Continue reading

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