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.
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...

The Enemy of Your Enemy May Not Be Your Friend

The Enemy of Your Enemy May Not Be Your Friend

There's a pretty well-known quote that goes like this: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The idea is simple enough: if you have an enemy, someone else who is an enemy of that person is someone with whom you now have something in common. And he may even be a person...

Isaiah 7, a Child, and Impeccability

Isaiah 7, a Child, and Impeccability

When discussing the humanity of Jesus Christ, impeccability is the word Christians use to describe that Jesus was unable to sin. This is a disputed topic even among Reformed™ brethren. There are some who teach that it was, in fact, possible for Jesus to sin,...

John Calvin (book review)

John Calvin (book review)

From the Back Cover In this attractive volume, Simonetta Carr introduces young readers to the life, thought, and work of one of the most famous Reformers of the Christian church. She tells about the life of John Calvin from his birth to his death, placing him within...

John Newton (book review)

John Newton (book review)

Never in my life have I read a testimony that brought to mind my own life as the biography of John Newton. From the near-death experiences displaying the providence of God to the conversion of a hateful sinner into a preacher of God's love, I was moved on nearly every...

Jonathan Edwards (book review)

Jonathan Edwards (book review)

From the Back Cover Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when many people were seriously questioning long-accepted ideas about the world, life, and God, and his answers to these questions have left a mark on the way we think today. While he is often remembered as the...