Scott Postma

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7 Reasons You Should Reconsider the Resurrection

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You may not know this, but the bodily resurrection of Jesus seemed like “an idle tale” to the early disciples. And it still does to many people today. Some of these early disciples didn’t believe the women who confessed they had seen Jesus alive. And why should they. Except for a […]

10 Pastors I’m Concerned About

[Updated on June 17, 2016 & February 19, 2017] It’s not a secret the church has been in decline for a number of years and for a variety of reasons. You can read some statistics and views on why, here and here and here. Everyone has their opinions. Abuse, apostasy, […]

Rules of Engagement

In mid-19th-century Europe, puerperal fever (a.k.a., childbed fever) snatched the souls of one-third of women giving birth. No one knew why or how to stop it. Birthing in the Alley In Austria, Vienna General Hospital had two obstetrical clinics that provided free health care to underprivileged women in exchange for […]

Reconciling the Alternative

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I staggered to a shallow place where I gained my footing. Holding onto my raft, I stared downstream, then scoped the surrounding landscape. I could hear my heartbeat over the rushing water and contemplated throwing up. Convinced we had drifted into a theological and philosophical current that was sweeping us […]

Nine Tips that will Set Your Writing Apart

If you’re a writer, you have a message to share. If you are not a writer, somewhere along the way you will be. You will need to write a term paper, a personal letter, or some kind of office correspondence. But you will need to write. At the very least, […]

Should Christians Observe Lent?

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Although I first came to faith in Christ in a non-denominational church, my Christian training was primarily in a Baptist context. Today, I don’t consider myself Baptist (at least not in the same way most contemporary Baptists do). However, I’m thankful for the influence I received at that time and […]

Are Your Objectives SMART Enough?

Most organizations (and lots of people) have a mission statement to communicate their reason for existing and to keep them steered in the right direction. They should also have short-term and long-term objectives as well. These are goals to strive for and achieve, like way points in the organization’s journey that fit within […]