Awakening to an Asymmetrical Reality

August 19, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham The truth is that we are seemingly tied to a logic of consistency, not realizing that he who is consistent with himself is consistent with a fool.  As there is the rational, so is there the suprarational. based on factors, as the saying goes, that transcend the rational.  Actually, I don’t […]

The Awakening Reality

August 16, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham “Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.”(Gen.28:16).  In a lonely place where he made his pillow of stones, Jacob awoke to the realization that Another was also present in that location, namely, the Lord Himself.  The presence of God and His omnipresence and, in particular, His […]

Awakening to the Hardships of Second Class Citizenship

August 5, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the US, an exercise in political correctness much desired by the folks who run things, is beginning to bear the expected and desired fruit, namely, that of making Christians second class citizens in their own country, the nation our ancestors and predecessors founded.  […]

Is your accountability group like the Kingdom, or is it more like a water cooler?

August 3, 2015
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by Mike Nichols Men need accountability. Look at any biblical model you choose to study, and you will see that every leader had someone to whom He was accountable. Moses had his father-in-law, and he had Aaron. David had Jonathan, and then Nathan – whether he wanted the latter or not. Christ had the ultimate […]

Teens and College Students, Attention: Ten Things Guaranteed to Ruin Your Life Before Age 30

July 28, 2015
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by Mike Nichols If I said to you, “I’ve got a plan for you to take ten easy steps that will ruin your life,” would you jump at the opportunity? Of course not! “Ruin my life” is not exactly the stated goal of the average high school or college graduate. No one tacks that to […]

Awakening to the Intellectualism of the Bible

July 17, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham The Bible is an intellectual book; it is the most intellectual book ever written.  Holy Writ tells us of the Being who inspired it:  the God who is Omniscient.  Since Scripture is so inspired, it follows that we can expect that it should reflect the intelligence commensurate with such a source.  […]

Awakening to Biblical Egalitarianism

July 12, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham In these days of recovery of the Reformation and its theological perspectives, we find that we face a complementarianism that is careless, thoughtless, and lacking in historical research.  One of the major failures of the complementarian position is the failure to recognize that authority is a function of position, not a […]

Awakening to the Great Conspiracy

June 26, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Conspiracy is a subject the evokes disdain, unbelief, and ridicule.  However, the truth is that it is a biblical doctrine, one plainly taught in no uncertain terms, one the flies in the face of the brainwashers, the propagandists, and their manipulated mouthpieces.  Listen to Psalm 2:2,3: “The kings of the earth […]

Awakening to the Most Compassionate Book Ever Written

June 4, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham The most compassionate Book ever written was and is and ever shall be the Bible.  Even what seems to be its most repulsive parts have some caring, loving purpose involved, especially when viewed through the lens of some other verse or verses bearing on the same issue.  Consider Psalm 2:4: “He […]

Awakening to a Future Unimaginable and Incomprehensible

June 3, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Yesterday I began to download a paper on teleportation published by Warp Drive Metrics and carrying the approval of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.  Teleportation!  Imagine that!  As in “Beam me up, Scotty!”  I have printed some 30 pages of the 88 page paper, and it reads like a serious, […]

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Awakening to the Smiting of the Iron and the Miry Clay

May 20, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Daniel speaks of the iron and the miry clay in the feet of the image of a great evil, a monstrous cabal throughout history, since the days of the Babylonians.  Did Washington know it, when he spoke of the illuminati being in the land. For the past103 years a cabal has run this […]

Awakening to the Lost Masterpiece of Reprobation

May 8, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Reprobation seems to be one of the most reprehensible of doctrines.  It is often portrayed as simply being predestined to Hell.  Actually, it a decision of God to let the sinner alone, to leave him or her in their sins.  The condemnation to Hell is for sins actually committed – not because […]

Awakening to the Lost Masterpiece of Perseverance of the Saints

May 8, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham “If I believed that, I would be the happiest person in the world.”  This was the saying of a Methodist lady in the 1800s to her Baptist friend, when the latter presented to her the teachings on the perseverance of the saints or eternal security as it is sometimes called.  Actually, […]

Awakening to the Lost Masterpiece of Unconditional Election

May 8, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Picking upon the theme of the doctrines of grace constituting a lost masterpiece, we will look in this post upon unconditional election as a lost masterpiece of evangelism,   Certainly, it is true that this doctrine was a part of the body of divinity, a term used in years gone by to […]

Awakening to the Lost Masterpiece of Irresistible Grace

May 8, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham “Oh, it was so wonderful that I could not resist it.”  Those were the words that a convert uttered in response to the pastor who had won her to Christ, when he asked her, “Why did you respond so readily.”  He had used one of those soul winning patterns often recommended […]

Awakening to the Lost Masterpiece of Particular Redemption

May 7, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Particular redemption or limited atonement as some call it is another masterpiece of evangelism; it is designed to provoke the sinner to realize that there is no good in himself whereby he might claim God’s blessed salvation.  It is also designed to provoke the lost to cry for mercy, to say, […]

The 5-Tool Team… A REAL Measure of Pastoral Ministry Success

May 7, 2015
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Originally posted on Launch Clarity:
Baseball is the Greatest American Sport. Those who moan about the slow pace or belittle the idea of hitting a 3” diameter sphere hurled at speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour do not understand the nuance, strategy and simple beauty of The Game. Baseball players are a rare breed, equipped…

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Awakening to the Lost Masterpiece of Total Depravity/Total Inability

April 17, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham Total depravity/total inability is a lost masterpiece of theology.  It has been lost to the knowledge even of those who believe in it, because they have forgotten that it is a doctrine of invitation to receive God on His terms.  It has been lost to the knowledge of even those who […]

Awakening to a Lost Masterpiece

March 31, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham From Jan.1967-Dec.1969, I served as a Social Worker I with the Kentucky Division of Public Assistance with a case load of about 260-270 or more of ADC, PTD, GR, and OAA cases, mostly the latter (Old Age Assistance). In order to determine continued eligibility for assistance, the worker had to make […]

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Awakening to Pathological Motivations

March 23, 2015
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by Dr. James Willingham There are all kinds of awakenings, but one of the most important is that of becoming aware of the shortcomings of one’s own motivations.  I have called these shortcomings pathological motivations, because they are basically destructive to all parties concerned where they become evident.  One of the extreme examples was the […]

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