Did Jesus Die for us Because We Are Valuable?

There are many biblical reasons why Jesus died for us. For a good list of them, read John Piper’s book on it—you can read his ten reasons here. They are all great reasons and showcase the glory of God in it all. With that being said, there are also some bad answers to the questionContinue reading “Did Jesus Die for us Because We Are Valuable?”

The Call to Self-Denial in a Self-Absorbed Culture

Jesus gives one of his most counter-cultural commands in Luke 9:23. In this passage, He says “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” In an over-the-top selfish culture, this command from the Son of God runs the opposite way. But why does JesusContinue reading “The Call to Self-Denial in a Self-Absorbed Culture”

My Seminary Experience: MBTS, How it Was, and What I Learned

I am done with seminary (excluding one tiny, non-graded thing to turn in). Man, it sure feels good to say that. Even more so, I’d venture to say I’m done with education altogether. After 18 years of education, I am done. Unless the Lord has other plans, I don’t plan on getting any higher degrees.Continue reading “My Seminary Experience: MBTS, How it Was, and What I Learned”

Do You Take Joy in Seeing Unity in the Church?

In Philippians 2, the Apostle Paul is encouraging the believers at Philippi to be unified. He exhorts them to have the same mind, same love, and be in full accord and of one mind (v. 2). Right before that, though, he tells them to “complete my joy.” What should we take away from this? ItContinue reading “Do You Take Joy in Seeing Unity in the Church?”

The New Intolerance

In case anybody forgot, conservative* evangelical Christians hold to the same basic tenets of the faith that have been around for 2,000+ years. We will defend those beliefs at all cost, even at the cost of our lives (because Jesus is worth it). Therefore, this means we believe things that some people–mostly on the Left–findContinue reading “The New Intolerance”

Why We Need to be Intentional with How We Use Social Media

Social media, just like other types of technology, has blessings and curses. If you don’t understand that, you’re likely to fall into the trap of using it for sinful purposes. That is why we need to be intentional with how we use social media. We are Christians. As such, we should use our God-given wisdomContinue reading “Why We Need to be Intentional with How We Use Social Media”

Does Philippians 2:12 Teach Salvation by Works?

As Protestants, we champion the doctrine of salvation grace alone through faith alone—by Christ alone! We have firmly planted our feet in the Protestant sand, and that will never change! However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some texts of Scripture that make us scratch our noggin if we don’t understand the context. One ofContinue reading “Does Philippians 2:12 Teach Salvation by Works?”

No Historical Adam? No Gospel.

We all know that the early pages of the Bible–namely, the creation account–has long been scrutinized and made out to be merely allegorical (or just false). Even some professing Christian scholars, theologians, and the like go as far as to say that Adam and Eve weren’t real people. They were symbols, as it’s said. However,Continue reading “No Historical Adam? No Gospel.”

That “Clump of Cells” Has a Heartbeat—And You Know It

In the wake of the historic Alabama abortion bill that nearly bans the grotesque practice altogether, the arguments and protests are increasing ever more. The abortion debate is not going to slow down anytime soon. One thing I’ve seen become more prevalent in these days is the erroneous argument that the fetus is not aContinue reading “That “Clump of Cells” Has a Heartbeat—And You Know It”