Thank You for Reading! Signing Off

Writing this post is a difficult thing. We’ve loved this project. Ending it is hard. Keeping a weekly blog that posts regular content is a challenging task. It’s been a labor of love. As the editor of Comments on Christianity, it’s my responsibility to keep the content coming to the readers and focused on task. Responsibilities have squeezed the amount of time I can devote to C|C. As a matter of […]

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What Do You Believe?

Grain ears in wheat field

By Benjamin Nelson In this day of do-it-yourself theology there is a void. It’s a gap in our discipleship. It’s a hole in our services. It’s a missing link in the training of our children. Creeds Perhaps I paint with a broad brush. Maybe it’s only the independent evangelical and charismatic church that have left of the recitation of creeds, but I think not. I have a sense that they […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of September 14th, 2014

CC Sunday Music Review

By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Chris Sandoe’s “It’s A Good Day” #FreeMusic @CSandoeMusic @Noisetrade #Rap #HipHop 2 – Tiffany Watkins’ “Closer” #FreeMusic @TiffanyNWatkins @Noisetrade #Indie #Gospel 3 – Dan Becker’s “Psalm Songs” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Acoustic #Gospel 4 – Krystol Wade’s “Pennies and Sparrows” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Indie 5 – Thousand Foot Krutch’s “Untraveld Road” #FreeMusic @OfficialTFK @Noisetrade #Indie #Rock

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GPS – God’s Perfect System?


By Derek Jordan  Does God really have a perfect system for us to apply to our lives? (Click to Tweet) To start with I do not believe anyone meant this statement to be discouraging, confusing, or wrong in any way. I actually believe their intention is to point in the direction that I am about to take us all. If God’s system were perfect it would never have included the […]

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Christian Nation?


  By Benjamin Nelson Every once in a while I get an email, or see a post on social media bemoaning the fact that our Christian nation is losing its moral compass. Christian America is being over run by this religion or that. I have heard it said dozens – hundreds of times – that our founding fathers envisioned a Christian nation. I have two problems with this train of […]

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How to Experience Revival

Foot in Splint

By Jason Neil Soto “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.” Psalm 143:10 Life happens. One minute I was walking back to my job to return something to a co-worker. The next thing I knew, my face was on the floor, and a brand new feeling of pain was lighting up my right foot. That was […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of September 7th, 2014

C|C Sunday Music Reviews Green

By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Seeds of Saints’ “Wood Floors” #FreeMusic @seedsofsaints @Noisetrade #Folk #Gospel #Favorite 2 – Austin Adamec’s “All The Brighter” #FreeMusic @AustinAdamec @Noisetrade #Gopsel #Pop #Favorite 3 – Wait For It’s “Life From The Beginning” @WaitForIt1234 #Alternative #Gospel 4 – River City Hymnal’s “Currents Sampler” #FreeMusic @RiverCityHymnal @Noisetrade #Folk #Rock 5 – One Voice Family’s “Kingdom” #FreeMusic @OneVoiceFamily @Noisetrade #Folk […]

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Unchanging, Yet Emotionally Involved God


By Zach Van Houten God is unchanging, but He is also full of rich emotions and thoughts. Zephaniah prophesied of the day of the restoration of Israel: “The Lord your God is in your midst,     a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness;     he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” –Zephaniah 3:17 A clearly joyful and passionate God is […]

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When Freedom Feels Like Judgement

When Freedom Feels Like Judgement

By Derek Jordan Have you ever felt like your freedoms are judging you? An odd question, I know. How can freedom be judgmental? It’s freedom. Isn’t that suppose to be what takes us away from all that pain and guilt? Isn’t freedom suppose to be an ultimate place we can be? Having this in our lives should just cause all the worries to trickle off our backs like flowing water, […]

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Listen, Work and Believe


By Benjamin Nelson This week, we in the US celebrated (well – observed) Labor Day. In honor of Labor Day, I want to share a not so well known Bible story with you and talk a little about how God deals in the affairs of men. OK – let me be careful here not to say, God always does it this way, because I have not yet found a box […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of August 31st, 2014

Music Review Red

By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Wait For It’s “Maps” #FreeMusic @WaitForIt1234 @Noisetrade #Gospel #Pop 2 – Denver Wade’s “Worship Songs of Love” #FreeMusic @denverwade @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock 3 – Crown One’s “I Am A Misfit” #FreeMusic @CrownOneSOG @Noisetrade #Rap #Gospel #Favorite 4 – The Vivid Kids’ “We Are Alive” #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock 5 – B-FADE – Break Through #FreeMusic @bfademusic @Noisetrade #HipHop […]

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Light and Dark, God and Evil – Part 2


By Zach Van Houten In Part 1 of this series I wrote about the parallels between how light interacts with darkness and how God interacts with evil.   In part two we will continue to examine this, especially how the nature of God relates to evil. If God allows something, is it a working of His nature? The short answer I believe is: no. The existence of free will naturally […]

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A Look At Children’s Church Curriculum


By Derek Jordan Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6 But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, […]

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Don’t Abandon Good


By Benjamin Nelson I came across a quote from John D. Rockefeller on twitter that gave me a twinge. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller Let me start by saying, I get it. I understand that the English word Great is a superlative version of one use of the English word Good. I’ve read the book “Good to Great” […]

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C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of August 24th, 2014

Music Review Purple

By Derek Jordan A compilation of 5 different artist reviews: 1 – Lexi Elisha’s “Rope” #FreeMusic @LexiElishaMusic @Noisetrade #Pop 2 – Matt Hill’s “Million Words” #FreeMusic @matthillmusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock 3 – Jordan Poole’s “Least of These” #FreeMusic @RealJordanPoole @Noisetrade #Indie #Gospel 4 – Lights Align’s “BEFORE AFTER” #FreeMusic @LightsAlign @Noisetrade #Electronic #Gospel #Favorite 5 – Southlen’s “Young Hearts” #FreeMusic @Southlen @Noisetrade #Pop #Gospel

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Light and Dark, God and Evil – Part 1


By Zach Van Houten “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” –1 John 1:5 Why is there evil? It’s a complicated issue. But I will endeavor to give you my humble perspective in this new series. First, to make a distinction. I prefer to view the two opposite moral forces in the […]

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Come – Two Steps of Discipleship.


By Benjamin Nelson Did you know that Jesus did not come to make Christianity – or even Christians? Do you realize that He was not trying to start a religion or to found of a movement? Jesus tell us: for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10 But how does He do it? How does He go about this […]

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