Thinking Christian Blog

Ministry Update, November 2022

Greetings! Some missionary newsletters might start with "Greetings from the other side of the world." I was thinking of starting this one with, "Greetings from the other side of ... ," but  I wasn't sure quite what to enter in ...
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God Heals — Amazing Good News! (Tom Gilson Ministry Newsletter, May 2022)

I have good news. Lots of it. I’ve been holding out on you too long, and I need to pass it along. It's about bad news getting better — amazingly better. It happened slowly, and gradually, but in retrospect it ...
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Ministry Progress, April 2022

Photo: snapshot I took during Christian leadership meeting mentioned below, led by James Robison, in the Life Today TV studio. (It was not televised.) It’s happening — at last! Step by step, this past year or two, I've been building ...
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The Very Alien Question of Marriage (from The Stream’s Pastors’ Corner)

(Also published at The Stream.) What is marriage? What is it for? Why does marriage matter? Ten years ago, those were the hottest questions on the planet. Now they’re ... nothing. No one even asks anymore, at least not in ...
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Find Your Authentic Self, or Find an Authentic View of God?

Everyone's in a rush to find their "authentic self." We're going about it the wrong way, though. We find our true selves by giving up false gods and finding the true God. We've missed his reality, however.  Even Christians have, ...
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2021 in Review: God Shows Up in Spite of All

I’m writing this during the winter storm of February 3, 2022. So far it’s turning out less disruptive than what we’d prepped for, when earlier forecasts had said we could get nearly half an inch of freezing rain. That would ...
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Pastors’ Equipping Series: Sample Sermon on Christian Exclusivism vs. Pluralism — Christmas Themed!

Christians aren't supposed to say we have the one truth, right? So goes the opinion around our culture, anyway. We're supposed to be "humble" about our beliefs; to give equal worth and respect to all other beliefs. That's what culture ...
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Ministry Update: God at Work Through the Cincinnati-Dayton Area Apologetics Fellowship

The Apologetics Fellowship at a special-invite luncheon with conference speaker Alisa Childers. It’s time for an update on ministry, especially for prayer and financial supporters. It’s time, too, for thankfulness to God and to you, because I am seeing my ...
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Pastors’ Equipping Series: Sample Sermon on the Faith-Science Challenge (Special Focus on the Virgin Birth)

Faith vs. Science: It feels like David approaching Goliath, with no sling and no stones. Or at least, that's the way a lot of people want us to feel it. As pastor, you know there's pressure on Christians to deny ...
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Alisa Childers: ‘Reading Through Your Book Was … Exciting’

Alisa Childers, gifted speaker, former ZOEgirl singer, and author of the outstanding book Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity, graciously invited me on her podcast to talk about my own book Too Good to Be ...
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