This is the last in a series of posts on Christianity and Politics by Steve Dobo. Here are a few suggestions I would make to any Christian voter: First, I believe a Christian should vote. There are those who say that Jesus would have been apathetic towards politics and not even have voted. However, I […]Read More How Should A Christian Vote?
By Steve Dobo You probably have already noticed that nowhere does the Bible tell us whether we should vote for Democrats or Republicans. I do think that certain principles of one party tend to line up more with Biblical principles than the other. However, it is my belief that the best candidate for president, congress, […]Read More What Does the Bible Have to Say About Government?
By Steve Dobo In this post I will attempt to lay the fundamental beliefs of both parties (Democratic and Republican) because I feel many people do not understand the key differences. First, the Republicans believe in having a government in the form of a republic. Hence, they are defined by the term “Republican.” This form […]Read More Republican or Democratic? Understanding the Key Differences
As you already know, this is an election year in the United States. In early November, voters will decide if Barack Obama is worthy of another term in office or if Mitt Romney will take his place as President. Just like any election year, Christians are left to wrestle with the question of how our […]Read More Christianity and Politics
For those of you who haven’t yet heard, I recently accepted the senior pastor position of Waverly Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Waverly, NY. In a little over a month, we will head east to the Empire State and plant some new roots. As with any transition, we have mixed feelings. We are very […]Read More New Development
Jonathan Leeman: The ministry of the Word indeed begins in the pulpit, but then it must continue through the life of the church as members echo God’s Word back and forth to one another. The word reverberates, as in an echo chamber. In a real echo chamber, sound reverberates off walls. In the church, […]Read More The Word Reverberates
David F. Wells: “There is no doubt that we are now having to come back to some very basic Christian questions. Those who pursue their selves, with all their worldly and self-serving interests, lose their selves. Those who become like the world, and live for the world, end up like the world, but they […]Read More We Can’t Have a Foot in Both Worlds
Almost every evening, our family reads from the Jesus Storybook Bible. If you have young children, I would heartily commend this book to you. I think Steph and I have enjoyed it more than Elizabeth and Anna. Just to give you a taste of the Jesus Storybook Bible, the following is an excerpt from the […]Read More Every Story Whispers His Name
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I attended a 9 Marks conference in Cedarville, Ohio. Not surprisingly, the conference was on “9 Marks of a Healthy Church.” For those of you who are not familiar with the 9 marks, they are as follows: Expositional Preaching Biblical Theology A Biblical Understanding of the Gospel […]Read More Attending a 9 Marks Conference
Last week Elizabeth and Anna reached 15 months old. The pace of their growth has blown me away, but especially the last three months. It seems like every week, there is an important new development in their growth. It has been fascinating (and fun) for my wife and I to watch the girls rapidly mature. […]Read More Growing to Maturity