Casualties & Combatants

A Year for Holiness Devotional Post Featuring Deuteronomy 20:1

Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants

Websites, media channels, and blogs will give you a plethora of explanations of how marriage should be defined and why, but to understand the biblical view of marriage we need to first understand WHY it’s important.  Both the Old and New Testaments put an emphasis on this “institution” and it’s context in society.  They bothContinue reading “Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants”

Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application

Read Part II: Hanukkah & the God-Man “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.” – Frank Burns, Pastor, South Shore Community Church The history of Hanukkah is an amazing story of devotion to God by His people in the midst  of apostasy and oppression (seeContinue reading “Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application”

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-ChristiansContinue reading “Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2”

The Snare of Perfection and Self-Reliance

A quick reflection on the struggles with perfectionism and self-reliance.

Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians, or What are We Doing Wrong?

A quick consideration and response to a post by hessianwithteeth.

10 Tips for Being Missional at Work

Missionary tips for Christians in the workforce.

Changes are Coming!

Thanks again to all of you who have supported me in my blogging past.  I wanted to take a moment and update you on some changes to look forward to in coming days, weeks, and months. 1. New Domain In the near future AncientAbandon.wordpress.com will become AncientAbandon.com! 2. New Direction Up to now this blogContinue reading “Changes are Coming!”

Bible Prophecy, or A Note Regarding End Times Preaching

A brief response/reflection to the false prophets and teachers that have been feeding this spirit of fear that seems to be plaguing America and pockets of the American church.

Blogging Through Song: Abandon – Control (Part III)

Track 3- Live It Out The number one complaint I’ve heard over the years  from Christians and non-Christians alike is the hypocrisy in the Church.  Now allow me to first state my disapproval of generalizing ANY group of people.  For instance, not all Asians are mathematical geniuses, not all Irishmen are drunkards, not all African-AmericansContinue reading “Blogging Through Song: Abandon – Control (Part III)”