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What is my Biblical Identity? (expanded)

Who am I? What is my Biblical Identity?

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

I am the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13 -You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will be made salty (again)? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown […]

What Motivates a Christian to Volunteer?

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

When I volunteered to serve our country through military service I remember being confused when other service personnel warned, “whatever you do, never raise your hand to volunteer for anything.” After all, I had freely joined the military to serve and fight to preserve freedom and the […]

Trusting in Christ as Savior and Lord

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

When I take our grandchildren and toss them all around in the air, they laugh and enjoy it because they trust or have faith in me, their grandfather. Even though they find themselves in unusual situations, like being upside down four feet above the floor with nothing […]

Growth Comes to the Desert

This has not been one of the hottest summers on record, however, many states have experienced a record number of forest fires as hundreds of thousands of acres of trees and more than a dozen men and women have been consumed by fire. These fires have been fueled by heat, lack of sustained moisture, high […]

Scriptural Directions for Developing a Spiritual Partnership

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

The New Testament is filled with exhortations and commands which all use the phrase “one another.” These can serve as encouraging directions for developing a spiritual partnership within marriage. * If you are seeking more spiritual unity in your marriage I recommend you and your partner study […]

Grappling with Guilt

By Daniel W. Trathen, D. Min. Ph. D.

I once read of a practical joke Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes stories, played on some of his respected friends. He sent a message to each of which stated, “Flee at once, all is discovered.” Within 48 hours every one of his friends […]