“You Just Need More Faith” Does not Suffice

“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Years ago, while I was at a previous church, I was havingContinue reading ““You Just Need More Faith” Does not Suffice”

5 Notable Articles of the Week

Three Things to Remember when Critiquing Someone’s Theology “Critique—done well—is a gift to the one being criticized. We should welcome the opportunity to have our thinking corrected and clarified. We see through a glass dimly, and God has gifted the church with teachers who often see things more clearly than we do at present. InContinue reading “5 Notable Articles of the Week”

How Do We Train for Godliness?

“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Timothy‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭ESV‬) For most of my life I exercised, sinceContinue reading “How Do We Train for Godliness?”

Loving the Biblical Way

The Bible tells us we are to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31). This is a verse that virtually all people know of, whether they are Christians or not. With that said, there are two things in this verse that are extremely important. First, God isn’t asking us to love simply our physical neighbors.Continue reading “Loving the Biblical Way”

Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hatred

There’s a hilarious episode of The Office where an employee–ahem–uses the bathroom in Michael Scott’s office. While waiting for it to be cleaned, Michael looks over at Stanley (who is African American) and says: “I am a victim of a hate crime. Stanley knows what I’m talking about.” To which Stanley, rather annoyed, retorts: “That’sContinue reading “Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hatred”

Do you care more about politics than Jesus?

This year has been one crazy ride–and it’s still not over! Of course, we are still dealing with racial tensions and the coronavirus, but we have all been dealing with the ever-annoying, nonstop ruckus that is the 2020 election. Even though the election is over–yes, it’s over–we are being inundated with claims of fraud andContinue reading “Do you care more about politics than Jesus?”