The other day I thought to myself, “I haven’t published a blog in awhile that was controversial.” And then I decided to write on capital punishment. No, I’m kidding. But the thought did occur in my mind that writing on this would be interesting. Though this is a controverisal topic, my intention is not for … More What does the Bible say about the death penalty?
The other day I started to think about how easily Christians are influenced. We don’t just live in the culture but we are, by every indication, being discipled by it. I wouldn’t imagine this is intentional, as I can’t fathom a Christian wanting to follow the waves of the culture rather than the firm foundation … More Who — or What — is Discipling You?
My entire blog was created to help Christians better understand how theology impacts everyday life. I wrote about that here briefly awhile back, so give that a read if you’d like. I made the point in that previous blog post that we need theology. It is necessary for us to grow more into the likeness … More Theology is a Crummy god
“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” (Proverbs 13:3 ESV) Sarcasm is my second language. Whether I am at work, in church, or simply at home with my family, many times I respond with sarcasm. And sometimes it’s not the most appropriate way to respond. With … More Guarding our Mouths
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11 ESV) Flying in the face of many critics who call Christianity a straightjacket, Psalm 16:11 sets the record straight. Not only will you have joy–you’ll have fullness of joy! … More God is Not a Cosmic Kill-Joy
It’s one of my favorite verses in all of Scripture, which happens to be in my favorite book of the Bible. Every word holds incredible meaning; if you lose one word, the verse falls apart. The verse I’m speaking of is Romans 8:30. It marvelously speaks of God’s sovereign action; it repeatedly reassures the weary … More Nothing Can Break this Divine Chain