Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

Restored Praise

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 11, 2019

The jubilation that encompassed the hearts of the Jews who rebuilt the temple and restored its worship must have proven overwhelming following the neglect that characterized the divided kingdom, the…

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This Honor

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 4, 2019

Although each psalm exists as an independent poem, that does not imply that they have no relationship to one another. In fact, the order of the psalms provides insight into…

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Personification and Praise

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 25, 2019

Praise the LORD! We hear this phrase often as a crude, throwaway sentiment but rarely as a sincere outburst of thanks or in the midst of reverent prayer. “Praise songs”…

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The Beauty of Restoration

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 17, 2019

When Nehemiah heard how Jerusalem, the capital city of his homeland, remained in rubble years after the original return from Babylon, he immediately set out to improve it. Petitioning the…

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Declaration of Dependence

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 11, 2019

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty…

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Chasing Perfection

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 4, 2019

Life does not promise a steady stream of positive experiences, an ever-improving situation, or a constant sense of comfort and peace. Indeed, to suggest such a thing is laughable. And…

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Struggling to Find Happiness

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 28, 2019

Happiness remains that elusive figure darting in and out of life with amazing swiftness. Despite desperate measures to cater to material whims and avoid significant danger, men find themselves searching…

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A Thirsty Land

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 21, 2019

The authorship, theme, wording, and placement of Psalm 143 all unite to indicate it serves as a sequel to the preceding psalm, making Psalm 57 the finale of a trilogy…

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No One Cares

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 15, 2019

Though the Jews ultimately described David in heroic terms, fear, doubt, and even something close to desperation characterized him numerous times throughout his life. He spent his early adulthood on…

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Living in Trying Times

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 7, 2019

People today live in circumstances very different in some ways than previous generations. The constant bombardment of a news cycle that went from the day to day grind of the…

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In the Midst of Chaos

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 18, 2018

Uncertainty dominates the landscape of the postmodern world. Boastful threats from rogue nations, mounting corruption in international institutions, and political rancor on both sides of the aisle dominate the news.…

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Known

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 11, 2018

The information age and the rise of social media have created a new layer of identity for individuals. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and online gaming have all made it possible for…

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Great is the Glory of the LORD

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 3, 2018

Everyone enjoys receiving praise, whether a child hearing loving appreciation from a parent, a student responding to the encouraging words of a teacher, or a worker enjoying recognition from his…

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Sing Us a Song

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 19, 2018

I knew John Coleman only at the end of his life. An aged man of diminutive stature, he offered nothing imposing or impressive to the casual eye. And yet, in…

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His Mercy Endures Forever

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 12, 2018

When you are in the midst of a crisis, feeling the burden of sorrow, overwhelmed by tragedy, or wondering how to carry on during a challenging time of life, fear…

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Taking Worship Personally

By Kevin Rhodes | Nov 5, 2018

For many Christians, worshipping God has turned into a bland routine, a burdensome chore, and a senseless enterprise because they have lost touch with the heart of God and the…

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