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Do we really believe in regeneration?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 20, 2012

So here is a prophecy from the word of God: And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and […]

The Problem with the American Evangelical Model

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is that it brings the “Case for Christ” before the “seeker” and then calls for him (or her) to pass judgement on God. This approach leaves the “seeker” sitting on the exact throne that he needs to get off of.  This system then applauds him (the seeker)  for fulfilling his sinful role.  (Judging God) But […]

Mr Camping is wrong, and if you keep it up, you will be too!

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Of course the buzz of the world is Harold Camping’s failed rapture prophecy about last weekend. I think that Mr Camping did sincerely believe what he believed.  I don’t think he made all of this hullabaloo to make a name for himself or anything of that sort.  He had a theory, he searched the bible […]

Cover Song or Original?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2011

It occurred to me that our walk with God is a lot like an improvisational Jam session.    God calls us to some form of obedience, and we respond according to our particular personality, courage and faith. Sometimes we do something exactly like he is calling us to.   Sometimes we only take a half step instead […]

This battle is not yours but God’s.

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Studied and taught 2 Chronicles 20 this weekend….  Sorry, but there is no audio   (Evil cellphone recorder failed me.) I used to love that story.   Then I tried to teach it, and I love it less. The gist of the story is that a massive army is approaching Judah, and King Jehosaphat and the nation […]

Will Jon Jones humility fail him?

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, March 25, 2011

I have enjoyed the rise of Jon Bones Jones in the MMA world.. I think I have watched every one of his UFC fights. The doubters have been loud, but the doubters have always been wrong.. Now he sits as the UFC light heavyweight champ, and the doubters have moved their doubts from his fighting […]

Where do the Parenthesis go?

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that many Christians blindly support the secular state of Israel, and that this position ignores quite a bit of scripture. The obvious retort is to go to Genesis 12:3 and point out that God’s Promise says “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” […]

Sarah Palin made me shudder.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yes, I know some people shudder every time she opens her mouth. I am not typically one of them. I see her as the presidential decoy. She takes all of the potshots for 3 1/2 years to clear the way for a guy like Tim Pawlenty to take the nomination. (Much like Hillary Clinton’s role […]

Root of Evil Addendum….

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011

After discussing this on Facebook, I would like to add a bit to my previous post… Facebook is not the cause of this problem..  All that Facebook does is provide a shortcut to a destination.  If you are struggling in your marriage, and you are looking for an alternative, It used to be a lot […]

Facebook is not the root of all evil. But….

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011

A recent study by a group of Divorce lawyers claims that 20% of all divorces cite facebook as a factor. Some people dismiss this idea as ridiculous.   I don’t.  I think I have seen it go down a few times within my group of facebook friends. 15 or 20 years later you notice a couple […]