Author Archives: russellmckinney

Biblical Truth is Narrow

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series (post #1) Denominational differences have long been the norm in the ranks of Christianity. Even among sincere Christians, the same passage of scripture can produce starkly different interpretations and applications. Typically, we file such … Continue reading

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Eulogy for my Dad

(After years of declining health, most acutely during the past couple of months, my dad died Monday morning. That explains why I haven’t written any blog posts this week. The only thing I wrote this week was his eulogy, and … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Psalm 1:1

Anytime we leave God out of our lives we get into trouble. Oftentimes this leaving out involves the progression that is described in Psalm 1:1. First, we walk in the counsel of the ungodly. Second, this walking eventually leads us to stand in … Continue reading

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Strengthen the Things Which Remain

“Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die…” (Revelation 3:2, N.K.J.V.) According to Ecclesiastes 3:1, everything has its season and every purpose its time under heaven. Certainly that includes a time to leave and a … Continue reading

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Spam and I Don’t Always Agree

Folks, I’d just like to use this time to offer my sincere apologies to all of you who have left comments under various posts in the past few months. I’ve been operating under the assumption that people read this blog … Continue reading

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Why Can’t a Woman be a Pastor or a Deacon?

I realize that I’m not going to win any popularity contests with this one, but I feel led of the Lord to weigh in on the topics of women preachers and women deacons. In these days of social media, it … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Childhood (post #3 of 3)

When last we left Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus, they were in Egypt. They are there because Joseph, following the visit from the wise men, has been warned in a dream by an angel to leave Bethlehem and take … Continue reading

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