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 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Generational guilt: Real, but treatable

The current race debate highlights the issue of generational guilt. Does it really exist? What should be done about it? One side is sure it exists,...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 30, 2021

We should study principles of liberty

Bible believers should take a hard look at libertarianism. I’m not talking about joining the Libertarian Party, which spends a lot of time masquerad...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 16, 2021

This is how our side gets the win

I’ve spent a couple of columns trying to encourage my brethren in Christ to realize that God has given us the victory. We are not destined, as a wor...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    June 2, 2021

His kingdom and peace will increase

Cheer up, believer. You have reason for optimism regarding both the present and the future, yes, even if the return of Christ is delayed. In time and...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Objections to biblical immigration answered

In my last two columns, I highlighted the Bible’s view of immigrants. That is, they are to be welcomed and loved as brothers. Foreigners in Israel...

 

Ancient Israel was open to migrants

In my last column, I said the Bible’s attitude toward the “alien” or immigrant is univocal. We are to love him as ourselves, and treat him as a...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Love the foreigner as yourself

Immigration is a big news item, as we find ourselves still dealing with “kids in cages” on our Southern border. My conservative friends blame...

 

Equality Act a teaching opportunity

The Equality Act is making its way through Congress. I think it will become law. This will expand the scope of current anti-discrimination rules, to...

 

It is past time to get involved

Should Christians be involved in politics? It’s a trick question, since politics always involves us. However disinterested you are in politics, poli...

 

Armed citizens a biblical virtue

I hear there are dozens of presidential executive orders coming soon that tighten the regulation of Second Amendment rights. This is a fundamentally...

 

Sins blotted out through faith

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” (Psalm 51:1) This is...

 

QAnon exposed as a false religion

Find a way to remember this time. It’s historically unusual. In the span of five short years, we’ve witnessed the beginning of a brand new...

 

Believers should fear God alone

Living in fear of what evil men may do is just as idolatrous as falling down in front of a statue. So what does it say about us when our churches are...

 

Humanity: God's image over all things

What do Christians mean when we say that humans are created in the image of God? Ask 10 theologians and you'll get 11 different answers. What does ...

 

The world promised to Jesus Christ

Hold on to your hats, Bible readers: There's a huge sense in which the physical boundaries of the biblical Promised Land are not important. Now, in...

 

Christians seated with Christ

The whole world waits for the certification of our presidential election. American Christians, even many I respect, are suspended in fear about who...

 

Lord's mercy still abundant

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” — Psalm 51:1 Almost a...

 

The kingdom is in the world

The idea that when Jesus showed up on the Earth, he brought the kingdom of God with him, is oddly controversial, even among Christians who say...

 

There is no king in United States

The book of Judges is a thrill-ride. It's filled with the stuff of great storytelling: courageous heroes; despicable antagonists; amazing miracles;...

 

Self government is biblical government

“Pastor, God never instituted a particular form of government in the Bible!” Actually, he did. When God took ownership of the nation of Israel,...

 

Joyful singing a weapon in evil days

This might make me seem terribly unspiritual, but there’s a point. For years now I have been a fan of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). One...

 

Love of neighbor has biblical context

Dad delights the family by bringing home a new board game. Excitement grows as it’s unwrapped. There’s a stack of special cards, some dice, and a...

 

Church services not matching Biblical picture

Have you read the New Testament enough to wonder at how the church depicted there looks so much different from your own? I have. It’s not...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 15, 2020

In trying times, major on the majors

At the risk of ruining the illusion, I’m going to break the fourth wall and share a secret. It’s my own secret, but I’m not alone in it. That is...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Real hope needed in a hurting world

One thing preachers are good at is stating the obvious, about five weeks after everyone has already realized it. Here’s my contribution: If we are...

 

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