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Update to our Comment Policy

Dear blog readers I was recently viewing some of the comments left on this blog and noticed that many of them were anonymous. I have changed the setting to no longer allow anonymous posting. You do not have to have a Blogger ID to post, but when you want to post you will be prompted to sign in either with…

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Bible Study, Exegesis

Hermeneutics part 5: Using Arcing During the Observation Phase

Arc of Ephesians 1:1-14 My Arcing “Discovery” Arcing has become an invaluable study tool for me. I remember when I first stumbled upon the site a few years ago. I was excited! I needed something fresh for my Bible study and this seemed to be it. I hungrily ate up the tutorial videos and began my journey into Arcing. But…

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Joseph Prince

Praying in the Spirit Reveals Mysteries?

1. A church in Texas has a 4 million dollar aquarium. 2. Stupid Tweets- Bill Winston 3. Praying in the Spirit reveals mysteries? 4. Joseph Prince says “God blesses everything we touch.”     Posted with Blogsy

Gay Christian, Gay Marriage, Prosperity Gospel

Michael Brown Responds to Matthew Vines

In the last post I said that there were changes coming to the podcast. Instead of working with one topic, we split the show into four segments. This is the first episode with those changes. The Michael Brown post is in the fourth segment. Posted with Blogsy

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Changes to the Podcast

Long for Truth started out as a blog and eventually morphed into a Facebook page and finally a podcast. Steve and I have done over 100 episodes of The Long for Truth Show trying to stay consistent by posting at least one episode a week. But unfortunately over the past year, because of work, family, and church schedules, consistency has…

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Bible Study, BibleArc, Exegesis

Join the Ephesians Study Group Online!

I (Steven) am hosting a study group online through the book of Ephesians. We’ll be using theArcing/Bracketing/Phrasing method. The group is open to ANYONE who wants to dig deeper into God’s Word using the Arcing method. Don’t be intimidated. If you’d like to join just go to this link and request membership. There will be three things that you must…

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5 Things Christians Should Do in Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Homosexual Marriage

By now, every blogger in every corner of the Net has either written on or otherwise elaborated on yesterday’s history-changing decision of the Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage.  To boot, many Christians have responded with articles and blogposts about how Christians should respond. I don’t propose to offer anything new or insightful, or even anything significant. But I would like…

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Paula White, Prosperity Gospel, Word of Faith

Paula White Promotes New Age Music

Well folks, throw away your Bibles. We don’t need them anymore thanks to “Whole Tones”. Now with “Whole Tones” you, yes YOU can learn the “7 Amazing New “Musical Tones” Found To Relieve Stress… Promote Healing… Break Negative Cycles… and Restore Sound Sleep… in Minutes.”Why bother with those pesky Scriptures that require study and constant reading? Now, with “Whole Tones”…

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links to make you think

Links to Make You Think

It’s been a while since we’ve done a “links to make you think.” But since these are some of our most popular posts, we’ll try to start getting them back out on a regular basis. Would you like to know for sure whether or not your part of the “great falling away? This post will help! Tired of squishy, weak,…

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Bible Study, Exegesis

Hermeneutics part 4: The 3 Steps of the Observation Phase

Do you remember the four steps of hermeneutics? Here is a quick reminder: Grasp the text in their town – what did it mean to the original audience? Measure the width of the river to cross – what are the differences between the Biblical audience and me/us?  Cross the priciplizing bridge – what is the theological principle in this text?…

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