We all know that we should read the bible. We need to read it. But one of the most sought out questions among Christians is, “How do you read the bible?” Is there a best way or more fruitful way to read it? Is there a right way or wrong way? Do I just read … Continue reading How To Read Your Bible
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?
“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
This has been one of those years that I’ve always dreaded. This August marks 15 years of my mom passing. But an even more painful reality is that after this year, I have officially lived half of my life without my mom. As I write this down and actually put words to the thoughts that … Continue reading 3 Things My Mom’s Death Is Still Teaching Me
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
Seminary training is such a valuable asset to church leaders. But there are a lot of misconceptions about seminary grads. Here are 5 surprising truths about seminary grads.
Holy Week is an incredibly important week on the Christian calendar. It’s the week when we celebrate the most central events and truths of our faith. This week, we celebrate the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry: his entrance into Jerusalem, the last supper, his betrayal, death, and resurrection. This Friday, your church may have … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Good Friday Service Should Not Be A Funeral For Jesus
When I was young, my family was invited to church by a close friend. It soon became the church we regularly went to. There was no deep discussion that I can remember about whether or not the denomination was right for us. The questions we had were whether or not we were welcomed and could … Continue reading How To Know If Your Denomination Is The Right One
It was Christmastime, and that typically means at least one trip to the mall. Tamara and I were on our way to a family party, and we were picking up rice and beans from Miguel’s Junior--basically the most important component of any festive meal. But since it was the Christmas season, finding a parking spot … Continue reading Should We Stop Using This Popular Christian Saying?
When life gets hard and things change for what seems like the worst, it’s tempting to think you’ve already lived the best days of your life.I can understand why at a certain age people’s conversations become focused on reminiscing about the “good ol’ days.”But is this the way we should live as followers of Jesus? … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Your Best Days Are Still To Come