Category Archives: religion

Now Available: “Monday through Friday with People of Faith”

Over the course of the past year, I have been writing daily devotionals for my other blog, These daily writings have been collected into a paperback book that can now be purchased on Amazon under the title Monday through Friday with People of Faith.

This is the second “daily devotional” book I have published. The first was Monday through Friday in the New Testament.

Each book contains 260 entries that can be read in a calendar year with corresponding Bible passages. I believe either of these books would make excellent gifts for loved ones during the holiday season.

Monday Through Friday in the New Testament and Lessons in Luke…Now Available in Paperback!

Monday through Friday in the New Testament

Monday through Friday in the New Testament and Lessons in Luke (Sermon Sketches) are now available in paperback and on your Kindle device.

Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Read The New Testament One Chapter a Day Five Days a Week

Christmas gift ideas for your theologically-minded friends

Those who know me know how much I love God. I love to study His Word, and I love to study the writings of men who have a good grasp of the truth revealed in the Bible. Here are some books that will benefit students of God’s Word.

Apologetics Press Defending the Faith Study Bible

Random Awesomeness (part 2019.7)

Random Awesomeness

What I’m Reading Right Now: The Message of Psalms 73-150 by Michael Wilcock.

Purchase Living The Dream by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators!

Random Awesomeness (part 2019.5)

Random Awesomeness

What I’m Reading Right Now: Firefight: The Reckoners, Book Two by Brandon Sanderson. (Yes, still working on it.)

Purchase Feral Roots from Rival Sons!
(Greta Van Fleet is great, no doubt, but Rival Sons rocks harder for my money.)

Christmas gift ideas for the Bible scholars in your life

Guy N Woods Robert R Taylor JrStudying the Word of God is one of the most rewarding things a person can do in this life, as it prepares one for the next. I generally don’t delve into religious matters on this blog, reserving that for Handling Aright, which contains sermon outlines and studies for Bible classes. However, when thinking of Christmas gift suggestions, what better than some materials related to Bible studies? Below are some of my favorite books in the realm of religion.

I’m not going to talk about the election today

Yes, I voted. Not the way I wanted to, but I did it. However, there are more important things in my life right now than who will be residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January. I’ll check the news later tonight or maybe tomorrow and find out who “won” (but I’ll tell you right now, regardless of the outcome, America lost).

Instead, I’ll be studying the Bible with someone this morning. I have also scheduled my Twitter account to post some Scriptures throughout the day as a reminder that God is the Almighty, and that neither Trump nor Clinton can take that away from Him.

And, I might post a few pictures of baseball cards as time permits. Because baseball cards are awesome.

But there will be no more election talk on my Twitter account today.

What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

A lot of things are happening in our nation. Today, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on homosexual marriage. I’m not going to get political on this blog, but I will say that this is not really a political issue. It is a spiritual issue.

I would like to direct you to an article on the website, Plain Simple Faith. The article is, What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality? I encourage you to consider the points made by the author, and examine the Scriptures. Realize that whatever decisions the government makes, God is still God.

(Note: Ben’s website is experiencing a lot of traffic today. If you get an error trying to load the page, try again in a few minutes.)

Playing With Purpose: Baseball Devotions by Paul Kent (2014)

Playing With Purpose

Playing With Purpose: Baseball Devotions
by Paul Kent
Barbour Books, 2014
224 pages

Sporting events are often used as metaphors in the Bible. The apostle Paul writes that we should “run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1), and nearing the end of his own life, said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Earlier in that letter, he wrote, “And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules” (2 Timothy 2:5). Had baseball existed in the first century I believe that Paul would have used it to illustrate some spiritual points.

Author Paul Kent draws upon America’s pastime in his book, Playing With Purpose, a collection of 180 devotions. Kent pulls events from the history of the game, sometimes seemingly insignificant events, and relates them to spiritual principles. There is no evident denominational bias in these devotionals, making it universally appealing in the religious world. Unfortunately, there is not much to chew on either. It may be a good book for someone young in the faith, but for those who have been Christians for a while, it’s not really enough nourishment (Hebrews 5:12-14).

Learn more about Barbour Books.

Purchase Playing With Purpose: Baseball Devotions by Paul Kent.

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