Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

Knowing the Difference

By Kevin Rhodes | Apr 6, 2020

No one shows up in your life with a sticker on the lapel saying, “I am a gossip,” no matter how helpful that warning might prove. Similarly, to my knowledge,…

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Better Than Gold

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 30, 2020

A crisis provides many opportunities for people of all stripes to display or fail to display wisdom. Whether personal, national, or global, a crisis presents an array of choices with…

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Sweet Talk with a Bitter Aftertaste

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has created a bizarre combination of reactions ranging from mocking irresponsibility to mass hysteria and panic. In the early days, ignorance spread far more quickly than knowledge,…

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Cheapened Sexuality

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 16, 2020

As news headlines remind us on practically a daily basis, improper sexual behavior remains a significant issue regardless of political party, ethnic group, or social strata. Sexual sins tempt anyone…

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What the LORD Hates

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 9, 2020

We live in a world of hate. Indeed, headlines reflect a lack of incivility in America that hearkens back to the days of fistfights in Congress, social media outlets keep…

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Financial Planning

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 2, 2020

Everywhere you look in modern society you find a connection between money and power. Either people with money want power or people with power want money. This pattern does not…

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The Path to Purity

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 24, 2020

The challenge of chaste living and moral purity, especially sexually, in the midst of a culture seemingly dedicated to the promotion of depravity, places Christians today on common ground with…

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Guarding Your Heart

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 17, 2020

The oft-given advice to “Follow your heart” may rank among the worst popular concepts in history. It encourages selfishness, eliminates standards, and eschews guidance. It treats desire as a virtue…

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Which Way Do You Lean?

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 10, 2020

In the earliest days of sports in America, hand-eye coordination and natural athleticism ruled the day. That does not mean that athletes did not train or prepare—competitors did that even…

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Discernment: A Forgotten Virtue

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 3, 2020

Since at least the end of World War II, American society has emphasized education as the path to success. This likely grew out of the practical experience of the Great…

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Listening Skills

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 27, 2020

The age of the Internet has produced almost endless means to disseminate information to the masses. A teenager with a smartphone can reach the world in much the same way…

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In Dust and Ashes

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 20, 2020

For most people, the book of Job records the account of one of the most patient men who ever lived. He endured the loss of his children, his wealth, and…

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A Not-So-Mythical Creature

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 13, 2020

When the LORD spoke out of the whirlwind to Job, He humbled him by asking a series of questions about creation that demonstrated God’s power and man’s weakness. He spoke…

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A Hippopotamus It is Not

By Kevin Rhodes | Jan 6, 2020

The book of Job presents a powerful account detailing the havoc God allowed Satan to wreak in one man’s life in order to demonstrate that physical circumstances can be completely…

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By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 16, 2019

Throughout the LORD’s lengthy questioning of Job, He provides numerous examples from nature to demonstrate His own power through the power of His creation. In Job 39 he includes a…

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Prepare Yourself Like a Man

By Kevin Rhodes | Dec 9, 2019

Man up. Years ago, those two words could hardly constitute a sentence. The combination of a noun and a preposition simply do not have what it takes to pass grammatical…

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