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Myth: The Gospel is Offensive

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Christians chalk up their failed evangelistic efforts to the excuse, “Of course people are rejecting our message, the Gospel is offensive to the world!” It’s almost…


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Could You Fall for Mind Control?

It is a popular misconception that only ignorant or weak-minded people can be brainwashed. On the contrary, most authoritarian and abusive leaders are very charismatic, charming individuals whose brainwashing techniques are cloaked in Bible verses…


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The Truth About Mind Control, pt 1

Mind control is not just the domain of far-out cult leaders like David Koresh or Jim Jones. It is not magical or mystical and it is not always obvious at first glance. It is a…


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The Myth of “the Line”

Dear Current and Recent Interns, I hate to burst your bubble, but by and large, there is no “line.”* I know you’ve been told that you are joining the ranks of people who are committed…


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God Can Speak Without the HA (Gasp!)

One of the great things about the Honor Academy, according to Dave Hasz, is that you will be much more mature before you go to college and you will have direction for your life. Because…


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Ron Luce and the Myth of Vision

It has become popular over the past several years to equate the modern western word “vision” with the Biblical term “vision.” Our modern word implies a picture of the future that you pursue with passion…


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Does Criticism = Slander?

There are some folks out there who would like to claim that this blog is slanderous. I take that claim seriously and would like to examine it here. The definition of slander is “a malicious,…


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The Myth of Matthew 18 Confrontation

One of the greatest objections to this blog is that I am not following the Bible’s prescription for confrontation as layed out in Matthew 18:5. “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him…