Michael Coughlin

Michael Coughlin lives near Columbus, OH, and leads local outreaches to glorify our Lord and reach the lost with the gospel. Michael’s joys are spending time with his dear wife and children, programming computers, and studying and discussing God’s Word. He is a member of Covenant Bible Church.
Family Camp – (guest) Movie Review

Family Camp – (guest) Movie Review

Family Camp I’ve been on every major production company’s list of “Christian” bloggers for over a decade so when I heard about Family Camp, I was interested because the Skit Guys had made some good content years ago. But when I watched the trailer I was annoyed within...

Book Review: Ann Judson: A Life of Self-Denial

Book Review: Ann Judson: A Life of Self-Denial

Ann Judson: A Life of Self-Denial. Copyright 2012 Chapel Library, Pensacola Florida. 22 pages. About the Publisher Chapel Library is a treasure trove of resources for the Christian who wants to learn historic theology and be connected to our brothers and sisters of...

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Here are some of my thoughts on the eighth commandment from my final sermon on Exodus 20:15. Stealing is the taking of something that isn’t yours or the using of something that isn’t yours without the owner’s consent and approval. Giving Remember that the opposite of...

Reminders About Disciplining Children

Reminders About Disciplining Children

Discipline is Good and Christian Here are some things that help me when I have to consider how to discipline my children. I need to make sure I am being loving when I discipline. Discipline is supposed to be based on love for the child. My actions and methods must be...

What Causes You to Sin?

What Causes You to Sin?

What do Mentos, Diet Coke, and the Bible have in common? More than you may think. An Experiment As many people know, there’s a way to make Diet Coke explode by dropping Mentos into it. The science behind it is remarkable. Did you know you have to use mint Mentos? It...

Catechize Yo’ Babies

Catechize Yo’ Babies

One of the foundational principles of the Reformed™ Christian religion is the use of catechisms. A catechism is defined by the Google "definition box" as: Catechism: a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used...

Soft Chauvinism

Soft Chauvinism

It seems we have ventured into a time in Christianity where every time we write about or exhort women, it must be qualified in such a way as to soften any offense or blow to the reader or hearer. We live in a time of 'soft chauvinism' in the way we treat women in the...

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Some Updates on Things Above Us

Some Updates on Things Above Us

We have been going through some transitions lately so I wanted to share a bit of what has been happening. Personally, I have been really busy pastoring Covenant Bible Church so my time for writing has been limited. No one has reached out to complain that I haven't...

A Simple Gospel Tract Text

A Simple Gospel Tract Text

The Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. The most important question everyone must answer is “Who do you think Jesus Christ is?” If you answer incorrectly, you will die in your sin. But God grants eternal life and peace to those who confess that...