Author Archives: jmdansville

Thoughts on a 2020 Independence Day, Part 2


On July 1, I posted my thoughts about the state of things as we were about to go into this year’s Fourth of July weekend. Now, a week after the Fourth, I thought I would take time reflect back on our Independence Day. In a sense, there really isn’t much to reflect back on. Afterall, […]
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God’s credit card


It’s something we’ve all done at least once––get into credit card trouble. We rack up our limit either on odds or ends, perhaps necessities, and then we wonder how in the world we’re going to pay it off. The time comes, and we finally do pay it off––perhaps we’re able to pay it off with […]
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Thoughts on a 2020 Independence Day.


Of course no one would have expected our Fourth of July to have been so disrupted this year. Not in my wildest dreams would I, six months ago––heck two months ago when we were still in lockdown––expect our Fourth of July celebrations to be cancelled. And our nation to be in such turmoil. Somewhere around […]
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A Reason to Worship in the Midst of Chaos


This morning I had gotten up and made my wife a little breakfast before she headed out to work. I grabbed a cup of coffee before I needed to get ready for work, myself, and did the usual checking email and social media messages and whatnot. But the unfortunate thing about social media in the […]
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What in the World is Going On?


By Jeff Miller Back in 1971, Marvin Gaye released a poignant song titled “What’s Going On?” related to the turbulent times of the era. Now, 50 years later, we have to wonder the same thing. What in the world is going on?  It seems that the world around us has gone topsy turvy nearly overnight. […]
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Have You Noticed Apostasy and Heresy is Percolating All of the Sudden? (Part 3 of 3)


Concluding our series on heresy and apostasy, I would like to take a few moments to bring the previous two posts together. The first post touched on the recent apparent apostasies (turning from the faith) of two high profile Christians, Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson, which has been in the news recently. The second post […]
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Have You Noticed Apostasy and Heresy is Percolating all of the Sudden? (Part 2 of 3)


On  yesterday’s post, I had talked about recent apostasy (turning away from the faith) among two well-known public figures–one a former megachurch pastor; and the other a singer/songwriter and worship leader. Today, I’d like to talk about two particular heresies going around that are quite prevalent. One is Progressive Christianity (PC), and the other is […]
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Why is apostasy and heresy percolating all of the sudden? Part 1 of 3


It seems that within a short amount of time–say, within the past six months–I have been seeing quite a lot of heresy floating around. And some of it is from some quite well-known and (formerly) well-respected people. That’s not to say that the heresy has been new among them, but that I’ve just been learning […]
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Winds of Change: Saul and David


It is interesting to see how God, in the Old Testament, at times seems remorseful that He did something. In Genesis, God was remorseful that He made man (Gen. 6:5-7). In 1 Samuel 15, God said to Samuel that He regretted having made Saul king. It is in the following chapter that God reveals He […]
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Being a prayer warrior Part 2


In Ephesians 6, Paul says to pray in the Spirit. What does that mean? In a Pentecostal environment, many would say that this means speaking in tongues. But if you are not in a Pentecostal environment, then praying in the Spirit probably means something entirely different. The point is this, it doesn’t matter whether you pray […]
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