Houston Chronicle Hit Piece on Southern Baptist Churches Ignores Sexual Abuse Stats

By Brandon Todd Clay / February 12, 2019

According to sexual abuse stats, there are around 940,000 violent sexual assaults/year in the US. In a recent study, there were an average of 35 assaults/year in a 20-year span in Southern Baptist churches – 309X less than in the general population. On Monday (2/11/19), The Washington Post reposted an article from the Houston Chronicle […]

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Theolocast Hiatus – January 2019

By Brandon Todd Clay / January 13, 2019

Lessons Learned After 1 Year of Blogging on Theolocast, Pursuing Other Things…for Now & Future Plans for Theolocast and Ministry I launched the Theolocast at the end of 2017 – about a year ago. I launched this first theology/apologetics after having worked on hundreds of other websites since this is what I do for a […]

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Homosexuality And The Bible: Gay Sex in Scripture

By Brandon Todd Clay / December 2, 2018

The Old and New Testaments in the Bible condemns homosexual behavior, but God offers forgiveness to those who repent of gay sex. Short Answer The Bible unanimously condemns homosexual behavior in the Old and New Testaments but God offers forgiveness to those who repent and put their faith in Christ. Long Answer On January 1, […]

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Reincarnation and the Bible: Past Lives and Scripture

By Brandon Todd Clay / November 25, 2018

Defining reincarnation, the major religions that teach reincarnation, a major danger in believing in reincarnation – reincarnation and the Bible. Short Answer Reincarnation, the belief in the transmigration of a human soul to another entity at death is taught by some Eastern religions like Hinduism. Reincarnation is not found in the Bible and is contrary […]

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How To Meditate As A Christian in 8 Steps

By Brandon Todd Clay / November 18, 2018

Three principles and five ways on how to meditate biblically (and safely) as a Christian while avoiding the spiritual dangers of Eastern meditation. Christian meditation has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance in recent decades. It has grown alongside Eastern meditation in the US and Western world – hence the reason people want to know […]

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Four Spiritual Dangers In Eastern Meditation

By Brandon Todd Clay / November 11, 2018

Exposing four spiritual dangers in Eastern meditation: its non-Christian roots, mind-emptying problems, the potential to invite demonic affliction, & its self-focus over God-focus. Short Answer The four spiritual dangers in Eastern meditation are its non-Christian roots, mind-emptying issues, the potential to invite demonic affliction, & its self-focus over God-focus. Long Answer The Western world has […]

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Meditation – A Christian Perspective

By Brandon Todd Clay / November 4, 2018

Defining meditation, uncovering some dangerous Eastern roots, and demonstrating how the Bible presents meditation. Short Answer Biblical meditation is a verbal and mental exercise. It focuses on God, his Word, his works, or things that would be pleasing to the Lord. Christian meditation is distinguished from Eastern meditation which focuses on the self, another spiritual […]

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The Meaning of Life – A Biblical Answer

By Brandon Todd Clay / October 7, 2018

How the world considers the meaning of life, contrasted with the Bible’s answer, and why it matters from a Christian perspective. Short Answer What is the meaning of life? For the righteous, the meaning (or purpose) of life is to bring glory to God our creator and enjoy him forever through Jesus Christ. For the […]

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The Holy Spirit: Who Is He?

By Brandon Todd Clay / September 16, 2018

The personhood and deity of the Holy Spirit, a survey of his work, and some counterfeits of the Holy Spirit. Short Answer According to the Bible, the Holy Spirit is a person and God. He is not an impersonal force, but actively working in the world, in the church, and in the lives of individual […]

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A History of the Reformation: God Protected His Church

By Brandon Todd Clay / September 9, 2018

An overview of the Reformation, remembering some of its major players and what they taught, and how God used the Reformation protected his true church from error. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the Wittenberg Cathedral door. The obscure Augustinian Monk was attempting to start a scholarly debate on various abuses […]

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