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This blog is called If We Will Live. The tone is one of optimism and sincerity—for if we will live, we must choose to identify the path.

A few words on my style and intentions: I believe the words I write. I take a tone of certainty that comes from having logically integrated my own views into a coherent, reality-based whole. Since my purpose involves changing and teaching the reader, I plan to write on challenging and controversial topics. Guaranteed, my ideas will lead to disagreements.

What Is Church For?

What is church all about? What’s the purpose of being a church? These are basic questions, but we all need a review from time to time. It keeps our vision alive.

So what is church all about? The word “church” means “assembly.” It describes us as a people. We are the Christians who assemble at a time and a place.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.6

If the government’s only role is to define force and to stop it, then what about everything else the government does right now?

In this series I’m explaining my view of a just government.
To read from the beginning click here.

Do You Make This Mistake When Arguing?

I call this mistake “Not keeping your eye on the goal.”

It means not being 100% clear on what your goal is.

So, what is your goal?

If your goal is to say what you think — and then feel good about having said it — that’s not going to benefit anyone. Not you, and not anyone else.

That’s like the people who just say “You’re an idiot.” No one is benefited by that.

Stop Planned Parenthood (#PPSellsBabyParts)

With the recent news that Planned Parenthood sells the dismembered body parts of aborted babies, we have reason for outrage, hope, and action.