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Acts 5:1-42

Aug 27th, 2018 | By

Discussion of God’s swift judgement on matters of deceit; As the church grows, the apostle preach at the temple and endure persecution as they proclaim God’s Word.



American Culture In 2018: Gaming And Hollywood’s Comic Book Age

Aug 25th, 2018 | By

The technology of the 21st century has transformed entertainment and leisure-time choices for the typical American. The gaming industry in America has raised significant concerns for modern psychology. Hollywood has taken the 20th century Marvel comic book and transformed it into a lucrative movie brand that is nothing short of astonishing. What does this tell us about American civilization in the early years of the 21st century?



Acts 4:5-37

Aug 18th, 2018 | By

Dr Eckman discusses the bold healing & preaching of Peter & John; the apostles face persecution, as unity & numbers in the Church grow.



Words Matter: Revoice And The Re-Definition Of Sexuality Within Evangelicalism

Aug 18th, 2018 | By

The 21st century’s sexual revolution is not about birth control, sexual promiscuity, or “free love.”  This sexual revolution argues that your identity as a human is tied to your sexuality, and in the spirit of Postmodernism, it is up to you to decide.  Gender and sexual choice are now fluid terms, which necessitate the re-definition
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Understanding Israel’s New Nation-State Law

Aug 11th, 2018 | By

In mid-July, the Israeli Parliament, by a vote of 62 to 55, enacted a basic law, “with the weight of a constitutional amendment, declaring Israel ‘the nation-state of the Jewish people,’ built on national self-determination ‘unique to the Jewish people.’ It prioritizes Jewish building and downgrades Arabic from an ‘official’ language alongside Hebrew to one with a ‘special status.’”



Can We Distinguish Between Free Speech And “Just Access”?

Aug 4th, 2018 | By

We live in an age where incendiary phrases such as “fake news,” “alternative facts,” and harsh, accusatory, bullying speech are the new normal. In addition, because of the internet and our civilization’s commitment to free speech, radical, extreme views on almost any subject are readily available to everyone. Tragically, there is therefore very little room for critical analysis of what is being said or what is being argued. It is almost impossible to have a reasoned, well-thought-through discussion about anything today.



Acts 3:17-4:7

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By

Peter continues his case that Jesus is the Messiah that the Jewish people have awaited.



Acts 2:39-3:16

Jul 30th, 2018 | By

Peter encourages those at Pentacost to repent & be baptized; The miracle & the message of the Healing of the lame man.



What Does Vladimir Putin Want?

Jul 28th, 2018 | By

The curious, confounding and provocative Helsinki news conference involving President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin begs the question, what exactly does Putin want? As one commentator argued, Helsinki “was a summit [Putin] has dreamed of for 18 years.” His Russian advisers used terms such as “fabulous,” “super,” beyond “our fondest hopes” to describe the recent Helsinki meeting. Putin quickly embraced Trump’s invitation to a second meeting in the United States this fall. Putin is finally getting what he wants—and Donald Trump is delivering it to him.



Acts 2:22-38

Jul 25th, 2018 | By

Dr Eckman discusses Peter’s sermon at Pentacost: how proves that what happened is a fulfillment of Joel, and he demonstrates by using the Old Testament that Jesus in the Messiah.