The Stochastic Gospel?

The Stochastic Gospel?

The word “stochastic” is used in contrast with the word “Deterministic”. Without getting too nerdy, I’ll briefly explain their use from a purely Radiological standpoint, and how they realistically illustrate the proper vs improper setting of spiritual goals.

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Scientifically Testing Salvation Claims (Is it reasonable?)

Scientifically Testing Salvation Claims (Is it reasonable?)

John’s tests give us a means by which we can follow the trail of evidence to a reasonable conclusion with the Obedience test and the Love test, and a perfect conclusion with the truth test. Still, I must be careful to not allow personal biases or personality dislikes to skew the test results. I must be vigilant, careful, and prayerful in how and why I use this Biblical information.

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Anchor People

Anchor People

I once had a guy stop attending church because he wanted preaching that “blows my hair back.” I’m not exactly sure how to accomplish that in preaching without the supplemental use of hair dryer, and a very large one at that because he always sat on the back row. I may have been happy to oblige if he’d have picked up and extension cord.

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Are foreign missions more valuable to God?

This is why we should stop romanticizing missions to young people who may not have good discernment. Ministry, no matter where it is, is hard work. When you get there, no one will recognize you for your efforts. No one will pat you on the back. No one will come beating down your door to sit at your feet like some kind of sage. More likely, you’ll spend much time feeling rejected, isolated, marginalized, uncertain of outcomes and all the while praying for the best, usually with tears.

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