Tag Archives: God

Of Blessings and Challenges

Three years ago this week AnOldSinner published “Truly Blessed.” This piece was published while I was on a men’s mission to a small village in Brazil. It was also a follow-up to a piece titled “Blessed.” posted a few weeks … Continue reading

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Of Specks and Logs

A well-meaning soul shared a thought the other day with her social media friends. The thought, in the form of a meme, carried the message, “Worry about your own sin. I promise you won’t be asked about mine.” Of course, … Continue reading

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A Hardened Heart

As promised, this piece will deal with the question, “Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart?” For the purpose of clarity, it is important to remember Pharaoh’s is not the only heart that God hardened or allowed to be hardened.  In … Continue reading

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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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Faith in People

A friend posted this recently on FB. By friend, I mean someone I actually know and see in person at times. We’ve even done some ministry work together, and I have a great deal of respect for him. Still, as … 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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