Nathan Dempsey

Nathan Dempsey lives with his family in the Youngstown, OH area, where they are thankful to be part of Old North Church. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, traveling with his family, exploring ethnic foods, and trying to expand his knowledge of various subjects. He is currently employed as Adult Services Manager with a local public library.

Gethsemane and the prosperity gospel

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 14 October 2019

When you hear the term ‘prosperity gospel’, do you think of the stereotype perpetuated by the movement’s prominent leaders: someone who either was wealthy or wanted to be wealthy?

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Wealth despite faithlessness: the tragedy of the prosperity gospel

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 13 May 2019

The great travesty of the prosperity gospel is that, if we embrace it, it can lead us to believe we’re being faithful to God when we aren’t.

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Communicating the other 90% of the gospel message

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 18 March 2019

If we don’t convey the enthusiasm, joy and peace that we claim to have from the Spirit, people have no reason to believe us, and we become the worst kind of salespeople.

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Pruning our thorns

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 20 June 2018

We’re bearing fruit, we’re being as faithful to God as we know how to be, and we aren’t pursuing happiness the way the world tells us to. Doesn’t this make us the good soil?

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