Though we may sometimes doubt the truthfulness of God’s Word, question His motives in decreeing it, or lack an understanding of how it could come to pass, we will, in the end, see one of two things play out: 1) We will either trust in His Word and find that it, even when tested, always “proves true” and thus reap the blessings of it as we go through life or 2) intentionally keep its vitality at a distance as we search for “enough proof” of its credibility and "enough motivation" before trusting it, only to find that it ultimately “proves true”, and had we only trusted it sooner, we would have been benefiting from its power instead of reaping the consequences of denying it.
Apologetic Method: Cloaking Our Convictions vs. Speaking Truth in Love
The discipline of Christian apologetics is the outflow of the integration of theology into our lives wherein we provide an apologia "defense" or reasoned contention for our faith in Christ. This is a practical and evangelistic element of the Christian faith that all Christians should be prepared to engage in and is meant to be a conversation (not a … Continue reading Apologetic Method: Cloaking Our Convictions vs. Speaking Truth in Love
Confronted by the Historical Jesus
What is it that keeps people from believing all of what the Bible claims that Jesus did and said? Is there historical evidence out there beyond the Bible that points to the biblical account of Jesus’ existence and life? What does the evidence found outside of the Bible mean for the skeptic approaching the accounts … Continue reading Confronted by the Historical Jesus
Where the Lost Things Go: What Mary Poppins, Death, & the Afterlife Have in Common
Salvation is not a matter of scales, or looks, or good deeds, as with many other religions, it's a matter of the cross. Whether you are willing to "crucify" your sinful self with Christ as He has effectively died for your sin on the cross.
The “End” of Atheism
The other day, Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this to his Twitter: "In five-billion years, as the Sun begins to die, its outer layers of glowing plasma will expand stupendously, engulfing the orbits of Mercury, then Venus, as the charred ember that was once the oasis of life called Earth vaporizes into the vacuum of space. … Continue reading The “End” of Atheism
Freedom in the Truth
In this world, freedom can seem like a man-made illusion, and even when we seek it earnestly, we find that it cannot be obtained in its fullness. In Christ, the soul finds its true freedom. It meets its Creator, the very source of Goodness by which its being is to be oriented. The brokenness of … Continue reading Freedom in the Truth
Are We All God’s Children?
Aren't we all considered God's children? I have heard this from prominent celebrities, politicians, tv personalities, religious people (including church-goers), etc. In saying we are all God's children, the intentions of the phrase appear quite clear. We all have a common bond as humans because we were all created by God, since God "is love" … Continue reading Are We All God’s Children?
Is Tomorrow Really “The End”!?
There is a lot of hysteria surrounding this self-proclaimed "Christian numerologist", David Meade, who claims that the world will end, or at least begin the process of ending, on Sept. 23, 2017. There have been many throughout history who have attempted to predict or calculate the time of the "end" of the world as we … Continue reading Is Tomorrow Really “The End”!?
Bridging the Gap (Pt. 5): The Path to God
We all seek answers about our reality that are clearly not evident from scientific study and observation of our world. We all desire knowledge of who we really are, how we came to exist here, what we are supposed to do while we are here, where we are going, and why it all matters?
Bridging the Gap (Pt. 4): The Faith Delusion
If you have faith in an invisible and metaphysical God, then you simply are, and cannot avoid being, delusional... In fact, you have ignored the advances of modern science, lazily inserted God in place of the unknown that science has yet to discover, and you are spreading this poisonous and regressive delusion by telling others to … Continue reading Bridging the Gap (Pt. 4): The Faith Delusion