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Be watching for Bill’s upcoming book, Seven Dimensions of Spiritual Masculinity, How God Changes Biological Masculinity into Spiritual Masculinity and Why It Matters.

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This blog is about the gospel and how it influences every aspect of Christian life. Many Christians here the word, “gospel,” and think, that’s for beginners. I want to move on to the deeper truths. But this kind of thinking is a problem. Properly understood the gospel is the deepest truth in scripture. If you knew nothing about the Bible but the gospel, but knew it really well, you would have all the knowledge necessary for a life of godliness.

The gospel reconciles Old Testament and New. It is the center of the Bible. The Old Testament demonstrates the need for it . The Old Testament predicts it. Then the four gospels record the life and death of Jesus, the Messiah, which is the gospel. Last, the epistles look back on the gospels interpreting and applying them.

The gospel is also about ultimate issues. A display of the glory of God is God’s purpose for creation and redemption. The cross of Christ, the center of the gospel, is the greatest display of God’s glory in human history. It also displays the bankruptcy of man. In sum, the cross glorifies God and humbles humanity, and this is how it should be.

The gospel informs how married couples should relate, how they should raise their children, how they should relate to other Christians, why they should evangelize, and how they should conduct themselves in the market place. It’s all there for those who have eyes to see.

The gospel is the heart and soul of the Christian worldview. It explains how we got here, why life is often problematic, and the glorious hope that God has set before all true Believers.

These subjects and others, this blog will explore. Occasionally we will address culture and politics, but the main subject will be the gospel and its application.

If you have questions or concerns my email bfarley48@gmail.com

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Lessons From Proverbs For Our Political Season

Lessons From Proverbs For Our Political Season

ONE OF THE OFT-QUOTED texts about politics is in Proverbs. “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he wills" (Proverbs 21:1). The problem with this verse is that it is true, and it applies to all leaders—kings, presidents,...

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Is Religous Neutrality Possible?

Is Religous Neutrality Possible?

CHRISTIANS ARE LOSING THE BATTLE for the hearts and minds of Americans. Today about 65% profess some adherence to Christianity, but about 30% have no religous affiliation. And, according to the Pew Research, if current trends continue, by 2070 only about 45% of...

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The Great Lie And Its Horrible Fruits!

SINCE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION IN THE SEVENTEEN-NINETIES, a great lie has motivated every social upheaval. It is the fiction that humanity is perfectible. And if man is perfectible, if human nature is malleable, then enough social force, applied to the right people, can...

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Most Important Book I Read In the Last 24 Months

Most Important Book I Read In the Last 24 Months

IF YOU ARE LIKE ME A TORENT of new terms and seemingly bizarre ideas have hit you in the last five years and you have wondered, "Where are these crazy ideas coming from? Who invented them? Why is anyone paying attention to them?" I'm thinking of the first time I heard...

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Books That Are Valued Friends

Books That Are Valued Friends

I LOVE TO READ, AND THAT MEANS I READ A LOT OF BOOKS. Some books have been personal mentors. Others have just been information. They have been long forgotten. But others are deeply valued friends that have changed my thinking radically and sent me on a new trajectory....

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Books For Holiday Gifts & Reading

Books For Holiday Gifts & Reading

I READ A LOT OF BOOKS. Some I can recommend, and some I cannot. Here, however, are some recommended titles from recent months. Thomas Jefferson, A Biography of Spirit and Flesh by Thomas Kidd. When I find a historian that writes well, I read more of their books. They...

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