Christians must resolve today to be known more for what we are for rather than what we are against. Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/fClEuwTpPlg
“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 having … Continue reading “You Just Need More Faith” Does not Suffice
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. In … Continue reading 5 Notable Articles of the Week
“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, since … Continue reading How Do We Train for Godliness?
Theology & Life exists for many reasons, but in this video I go over the main two. https://youtu.be/1K0FAfde_XE
Inspired by Dane Ortlund's book Gentle and Lowly, I made a video taking about an amazing paragraph in it where Ortlund writes about how God's affection--his heart's disposition--for us is not based on our loveliness. I pray your blessed by it. https://youtu.be/B4U6hQX7pTA
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
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’s … Continue reading Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hatred
Imagine with me for a moment. You have an unbelieving friend, Johnny. Johnny is a known atheist who in his spare time enjoys mocking the Christian faith. One day, Johnny posts a status on Facebook that is clearly a cry for attention. He posts: “God is just as much real as the tooth fairy. You … Continue reading Let’s Stop Stirring the Pot
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 and … Continue reading Do you care more about politics than Jesus?