3 reasons I deactivated my Facebook account that may encourage you to do the same.
In chapter 35, I argued from the manslaughter legislation of the Mosaic law the principle that we should not only avoid murder, but should also be very careful to guard against the possible destruction of human life....But where it is evident that carelessness can lead and has led to tragedy, we must take precautions (The … Continue reading A Clarification of Frame’s Doctrine of Carefulness
Preface I can be an ungracious critic. I am aware of this sin in my life. Some of my closest family members tell me that if God doesn't get my criticism under control by his redeeming power I will become a mean and crusty man. I know my faults, and I pray God would remove … Continue reading Should the Church Practice Online Communion?
Tony Merida, pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC, recently published his reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic. One of his reflections was encouraging believers to take time during social distancing in order to grow in personal holiness. From the outset, I am in complete agreement with this reflection. However, I think this reflection could … Continue reading Teaching Your Children to Pursue Holiness by Reading Scripture
Almost a decade ago, I was deployed to a combat theater while serving in the military. My wife and I had just been blessed with our oldest daughter two weeks before I left the country. It was a challenging time in our marriage because here was my wife with a newborn baby living five states … Continue reading 3 Reasons Facebook Is Destroying Our ‘Real’ Lives
Instagram's creators promote this social media tool with these words, "Bringing you closer to the people and things you love." This phrase makes a great marketing slogan. It makes users and potential users feel like they are going to really grow in their personal and professional relationships. However, interacting with someone's picture rarely (if ever) … Continue reading Instagram Is Capturing the Souls of Our Girls
It was a tough moment in my life. The message on the screen was begging me to stay. After a series of attempts to delete my account, this was the final plea from Twitter to change my mind. "Are you sure, Jeremy? Once you hit this button, your account will be permanently deactivated and @jeremybell06 … Continue reading Why I Deleted My Twitter Account
My family and I took a road trip to Texas over our summer break. Seventeen hours crammed into a minivan will definitely bring people closer together--both figuratively and literally. We talked, slept, watched movies, and listened to music. When it comes to music in the Bell family, we enjoy listening to a variety of styles. … Continue reading Sorry Luke Bryan, “Most People Are NOT Good.”
The statistics on divorce in America might be alarming at first glance. While the divorce rate among Christ followers may be slightly lower than the national average, the church still sees its fair share of broken marriages. Many people know that divorce leads to a wake of hurt, brokenness, and confusion in the lives of … Continue reading Why A Divorce Will Not Doom Your Future
Children are like human sponges. They are constantly taking in everything they see and hear from us, but as sponges, something will inevitably happen. These little sponges will spill out all they have heard and seen to others. If you are a parent of little children like me, you have probably experienced this scenario before … Continue reading 3 Questions to Help Prevent Your Child from Leaving the Church