Category Archives: Materialism

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 9:21–23 The best retirement plan of all

1 Corinthians 9:21–23 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. … Continue reading

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Culture: Trust God or trust technology and markets?

In his notable book Bad Religion, conservative columnist Ross Douthat of the New York Times has recounted how many Americans seem to have lost confidence in God or at least in the churches and denominations that represent him. It is a … Continue reading

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Poverty caused by misfortune

This post discusses a Christian response to poverty caused by misfortune such as disaster, death of a spouse, job loss, war-trauma or illness. (I am not talking about those who prefer a life of drug abuse or petty crime.) I … Continue reading

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Disturbing trend in US business culture

Since investment banks are vital to the current business structure of the United States, the morality of relationships between these institutions and their clients can tell us something about how “the world” functions as well as where it is going. … Continue reading

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Exposition of Revelation: Revelation 18:15–17

Revelation 18:15–17 The merchants who sold these things, who got rich from her, will stand a long way off because they are afraid of her torment. They will weep and mourn, 16 saying, “Woe, woe, O great city– dressed in … Continue reading

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Exposition of Revelation: Revelation 18:1–5

Revelation 18:1–5 After these things I saw another angel, who possessed great authority, coming down out of heaven, and the earth was lit up by his radiance. 2 He shouted with a powerful voice: “Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great! … Continue reading

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Exposition of Revelation: Revelation 14:6–10

Revelation 14:6–10 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, and he had an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth– to every nation, tribe, language, and people. 7 He declared in a loud voice: “Fear … Continue reading

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