If you’ve peaked your head into the news realm in the past few years—specifically as it pertains to evangelicalism—you will undoubtedly see the discussions centered around one concept: social justice. (Even though I don't think this is a good term to use, we will use it for the sake of the argument.) Whether we believe … Continue reading How Should We Handle the “Social Justice” Debate?
This post was adapted from my lesson during Equipping Hour at Sovereign Grace Bible Church on April 7, 2019. This is the first post in a series of two. There are several doctrines of the Christian faith that leave us asking, "Now what does that mean again?" We find that since these doctrines are so … Continue reading What is the Trinity?
In 2018, a Ligonier Ministries study showed that 78% of professing Christians believe that “Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.” Continuing with that unbiblical trend, 52% of evangelicals agreed that “everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature.” These two foundational truths—one about the center of our faith, … Continue reading 3 Things for Christians to Know
Ordinarily, I write about theology and how it is applicable to our lives as Christians. From time to time, though, it's necessary to write about more personal things. I wanted to write a blog about things that are going on in our life right now. Of course, most who see our (mine and my wife's) … Continue reading God’s Grace in our Lives
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with … Continue reading Heard, Seen, and Touched
"Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is." (1 John 3:2) I was reading this verse the other day and two parts of it captured my focus. “We … Continue reading When He Appears
The doctrine of our union with Christ is unmistakably present in Scripture. Certainly, you would have to blatantly lie to deny it. It is arguably the most precious doctrine in Scripture because it is central to our salvation. And yet, it is widely misunderstood and, even more so, neglected because of its confusing details. Everybody … Continue reading Ephesians 1 and Union with Christ
"For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 ESV Lamentably, the concept of fighting sin has been neglected in evangelicalism today. Not as a whole, of course, but a large part ignores this … Continue reading Fighting Sin the Right Way
Can you imagine having the oxygen to breathe, yet willfully not taking a breath? Or, worse yet, maybe you are being a bit lazy and decide you don’t have the energy to breathe. That would be ridiculous! That is an asinine thought. Likewise, this is what happens when we willfully reject or lazily neglect reading … Continue reading Spiritual Oxygen
“For in him we live and move and have our being...” (Acts 17:28 NIV) Day after day, week after week we go through routines. We wake up, get ready, go to work, get home, and go to sleep. Same ole', same ole'. As life continues--and things become mundane and repetitive--we continue in this pattern and … Continue reading Our Supposed Self-Sufficiency