Suffering and the Biblical Story
Two ideas must be present in how we think about suffering: (1) suffering is not original; it has not always existed. (2) suffering is not something created or authored by God.
Is Bad Ever Good?
Job loss, financial crisis, rebellious children, disappointments, rejection, unexpected illness - the list of what we call "bad" goes on. Can anything good come from a bad situation? That depends.
The doctrine of justification is not the stuff of dry theological textbooks but a much needed truth for everyday life.
The Rainbow Agenda and the Christian Response
Angry comments on websites and viral video rants against gay marriage don't convey a faithful Christian viewpoint. Let's have a little more grace, civility, and reasoned biblical discussion for a change.
How to Keep Going after False Accusations
Few things hurt more, but do you realize Who’s really in charge of your destiny?
Would Jesus Do: Discerning Which Biblical Laws Matter, and Which Don't
What am I supposed to think when "don't clip your sideburns too short" is right next to "don't practice fortune-telling"? Can I know which principles God wants me to live by, and which ones to ignore?
What Does Jesus Think...
...about Your Relationship with Him?
Is an unconfessed sin replaying itself over and over in the depths of your conscience? In His mercy, the Lord sent a friend to confront David. At last, the hidden thing was known, out in the open to be dealt with. Psalm 51 is David's prayer of confession and repentance.
The New Life in Christ
While we often think of lust in terms of sexual infidelity, we lust when we view a person as an object to be used. This can happen even within the marriage relationship...
Sculptors of the Soul
This is spiritual formation: serving as sculptors of the soul. No honor could be greater, no responsibility higher, no accountability more.
The Race that is Set Before Us
The stadium in which the Christian race is run, is this world; the prize run for is the heavenly glory; the mark to direct in it, is Christ.
Teaching Your Children the Faith through Catechesis
While catechizing children may seem old-fashioned, the benefits are numerous. The number of people interested in catechesis seems to be growing...
Paul's Lost Letters
There's been a lot of recent discussion about how we got the New Testament. What's if it's not all Dan Brown-style fiction?
The Sovereignty of God and the Sin of the Believer
A Note on 1 Corinthians 10:13
What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God's Word?
Leading Today: Leadership and Obedience
Character, integrity and obedience to God are the qualities that make a good leader.
The Best Apologetic
While scripture clearly teaches that we are to be prepared to give an answer for the hope that lies within us, I must continually be reminded of Christ's commandment to love my neighbor.
Imagination: Biblically Holy, or Evil?
Is the imagination "evil"? Thoughts on cultivating a "holy imagination" from award-winning musician and author Michael Card.
Congregational Worship in the New Testament
What did worship music sound like in the first century? How long did it last? Does it matter today?