In the World
The world and all that is in it was created for our enjoyment and pleasure and points us to a good God who loves us and desires our good pleasure. However, something is wrong.
Antidote for 'Corinthian Disease': Agape Love
The Corinthians were Jesus believers with tough outer skin, "spiritual knuckle-heads" just like me.
The Definition of an Apostle
What does it mean to be an apostle? At least three things.
Counting the Ten Commandments
It seems to go without saying that the list of the Ten Commandments is something that Judaism and Christianity have always agreed upon. Well, that is not exactly true...
An Introduction to Job
It has been supposed by some that the book of Job is an allegory, not a real narrative...
Listen to the Story of Jesus Christ and See the Glory of God
Jesus is concerned to give assurance to those of us who would read the Gospel of John in the 21st century.
Three Steps for Studying the Gospels
A Bible study guide for the Gospels
Competent to Rule: Qualifications of Church Leadership
Good government isn't a given. Not in the state, and not in the church.
God Glorified in the Nobodies
If you've ever visited the great cathedrals of Europe, you'd think the apostles were larger-than-life stained-glass saints. But actually, they were very, very common men.
God's Word through Multiple Voices: Sennacherib's Invasion of Judah
The Bible has been the world’s bestseller not only because it discloses God and gives meaning to our lives, but also because it is good reading. One of the greatest personal discoveries for readers of the Bible is to step beyond favorite verses and stories and start comparing Scripture with Scripture.
Discovering the Power of Luke's Gospel: A Greek Word Study without Greek
Those students of the Bible who don't read Greek can still reach beyond the English Bible to the original Greek in four easy steps.
What is Magic?
Okay, so "magic" is expressly forbidden in the Bible in a variety of ways. But what exactly is it? And are we practicing a form of it in the church?
The Sacred Cycle of Ministry
Think you're called to be a pastor or chaplain? See where you are in the sacred cycle of ministry...
If the Bible's description of us is accurate, then God's grace is our only hope. Thank God that He has given us big grace!
Christ's Letter to the Church in Ephesus
The Lord Jesus Christ speaks to this church in the midst of crass materialism, degraded animalism, base paganism, and dark heathenism. Note this carefully, because I consider this message to be one of the most important of all.
Advent: Zacharias’ Prophetic Song (Luke 1:67-79)
Faith in the God who changes things turns on the sound, lights up the soul, and causes mute men to shout for joy!
Walk Thru the Life of Peter: Growing Bold Faith
We are in a relentless, violent spiritual battle against an enemy who doesn't want us to fulfill our calling, either individually or corporately. Whether we have been persecuted like Christians in a hostile culture or not, Peter's words to the persecuted still ring true for us.
Why Do People Matter?
Avoiding eye contact, not offering greetings, and other anti-social behavior is common, but hardly Christian. How do we overcome natural indifference - even hostility - toward others?
Gospel or Justice, Which?
Some evangelicals talk as though personal evangelism and public justice are contradictory concerns, or, at least, that one is part of the mission of the church and the other isn’t. I think otherwise.
All Saints Day - November 1
All Saints Day serves as an annual reminder that every follower of Christ belongs to something very big and... ancient.