The problem of evil has burdened the hearts of faith seekers and theologians for centuries. But here are 4 things to remember when you encounter evil in the world.
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
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?
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