Posts by Alex Buckler

When One Reaches a Few, a Movement is Born

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Acts 18:1-11 We were moving, again.  At this point, we had moved almost a half-dozen times, and that thirteen-year-old boy would move another a half-dozen times in the subsequent fifteen years.  But at that age, it was the end of the world.  My friends were going to be relegated to... continue reading

Marriage is Not About Me, or Us

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Colossians 3:1-17 Five years ago, my wife and I stood in front of hundreds of people, with our pastor between us, and made promises that we could not keep.  We were making promises on behalf of ourselves, some fifty or sixty years from then, based on pleasure, pain, trials, and... continue reading

Acts 2: Defining Fellowship

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They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.   Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. Now all the believers were together and held all things in common.  They sold their possessions and property and distributed... continue reading

Guarding Biblical Theology in a Politically Charged Culture

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Many Millenial Christians have found themselves in political debates, classroom discussions, and sitting in front of a computer screen, receiving a public dismissal of their world-view, for being an “irrelevant source”.  Absolute truth is scoffed at as a mystical, archaic, and ignorant ideology, while information regurgitation of secular world-views has... continue reading

Forgiveness and Freedom in Confession

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Please begin by reading Psalm 32 Has a secret ever kept you so preoccupied that it actually robbed you of peace? Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem “The Tell-Tale Heart” describes a man who held on to a secret transgression until it drove him to the breaking point. Self-obsession and idolatry... continue reading