Author: Norman Dowe

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I am not a Protestant

For most of my Christian life, I considered myself a Protestant., I followed Christ, I was not Roman Catholic. I was not Orthodox. Therefore, I must be Protestant. As I learned more about the...

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Panicked by a Thought

I was the pastor of a new church I had just founded. I was trying to establish a firm foundation for this new ministry. What principles should it stand for? Truth came to mind....

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Sanctified Machismo

What is a man? “What is a man?” My Facebook feed carried a coming of age question from my grandson. Little James, when he turned 18 wondered on social media with a fundamental question...

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Obedience

 “Why” is a fantastic question. I recall that my daughter used to drive me crazy with a continual array of why, why, why, why… When someone reflects on why they do the things that...

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#truthmatters

   The Word of God says in John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” If I could change one thing that would make the world better,...

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What is a Church?

What is a church? What should a church be like? I have developed a functional definition from my reading and study of the Bible. A church should be: Discipling Worshiping Fellowshipping Equipping Ministering or Serving...

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David Ruggles

Donald Trump has had a profound impact on the American church. The overwhelming support that he received from white Evangelicals has deeply troubled many, especially Black Christians. Those Black Christians thought that personal morality...

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In Hypocrisy we Trust

In Hypocrisy we Trust America has presented itself as an example that all other nations would do well to emulate. Its history states that in the face of a tyrannical British monarchy, principled men...

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Black Churches Matter

There is a general awareness that Black people in America are more likely to be Christians than white people. For the readers of the Christian press and attendees at Christian conferences, this does not...

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Self Employment is not Being in Business

“Slavery is dead, I can’t sell you,” is a statement I often made to business owners who wanted me to help them sell their businesses when I was a business broker. You see, one...