thoughts and prayers

What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers

Every time a tragedy occurs, the first thing many people do is take to social media to share their “thoughts and prayers.” Whether it’s the horrors of an active shooter, the devastation of a natural disaster, or a destructive incident involving racially motivated violence, people react on social media by posting their “thoughts and prayers” and … Continue reading What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers

Why Christians Need To Stop Dividing Over The Age Of The Earth

Certain debates in the Church consume far more time, effort, and attention than they should. I believe the age of the earth is one of those debates. For the better part of a hundred and fifty years, Christians have been arguing over exactly how old the world is. While a traditional understanding says that creation is … Continue reading Why Christians Need To Stop Dividing Over The Age Of The Earth

Does God Predestine Certain People To Hell?

Predestination is one of the more mysterious and controversial ideas we find in the bible. It’s the idea that God chose, from eternity past, those whom he would and wouldn’t bring to a saving relationship with himself. In other words, it was God’s sovereign choice who would and wouldn’t come to faith in Jesus.In 1 … Continue reading Does God Predestine Certain People To Hell?

How To Forgive Someone Who Wronged You

Forgiveness. We all want to receive it without hesitation. But we’re so reluctant to give it to others. And it's not that we don't want to forgive people who have wronged us. We know that forgiveness is a good thing. We give lip service to it. We can even wax eloquent about the virtue of it. … Continue reading How To Forgive Someone Who Wronged You

Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?

Where did Jesus go when he died? When Jesus went to the Cross for us, he paid the penalty for our sins, and he made a way for us to be eternally reconciled to God. And on the third day, he rose in victory.  But we're left with the question: where did Jesus go for … Continue reading Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?

5 Reasons Why Eternal Life Isn’t Just For When You Die

“If you died today and Jesus asked you why he should let you into heaven, what would you say?”This is a question that has rung in the ears of countless American Christians for the past number of decades. It’s a question we’ve often asked when we’re trying to bring someone to a decision point where … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Eternal Life Isn’t Just For When You Die

6 Ways To Cure Your Critical Spirit

We’re all prone to having a critical spirit. Our natural tendency is to complain and criticize.Oftentimes, when we get in a habit of doing it, we can’t seem to get out of the cycle of negativity. Cynicism begins to set in, and all we can see or seem to talk about are the negative aspects … Continue reading 6 Ways To Cure Your Critical Spirit

5 Reasons Why Christians Need To Be Able To Disagree Politically

As we celebrate American Independence Day, many of us are looking forward to burgers, hotdogs, baseball, and spending time with friends and family. We gather to celebrate the ideals upon which our nation was founded. A Union founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But as we look to the current … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Christians Need To Be Able To Disagree Politically

6 Reasons You Should Guard Yourself Against Becoming A Theology Snob

I love studying theology. Having gone to seminary, I’ve read my fair share of dusty old theology books with difficult concepts to understand. Often, I’ve read them with my dictionary handy so that I can look up the many words I don’t understand.And I’ve loved every second of it. Diving deeper into weighty theological ideas … Continue reading 6 Reasons You Should Guard Yourself Against Becoming A Theology Snob