Are we Bodies or Souls?

Emeritus professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Richard Swinburne, brings to us the following thought, arguing for the fact that human consciousness is separate from mere brain activity: When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of a brain into a new body (think: Frankenstein), does the person's personality/self from whom the … Continue reading Are we Bodies or Souls?

Fool Proof: How to know when, and when not, to respond to a fool.

Foolishness comes in all shapes and sizes. Let's look at one such shape and size. Ever met someone who just loves to argue and hear themselves talk? We all have. When do we respond? And when do we ignore it and/or shut it down? Permit me to direct you to what the ancient king, Solomon, … Continue reading Fool Proof: How to know when, and when not, to respond to a fool.

The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1

***My #1 love in ministry is teaching and helping people learn (which, at its root, is 'making disciples').  Recently, I led our teaching faculty in a workshop where we looked at The Art of Welcoming and The 7 Laws of the Learner (Law No. 1.)  This content comes from almost 40 years of ministry.  But … Continue reading The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1

500 Years Ago, a Man Stood Bravely Against the ‘Cancel Culture’

500 years ago, a man stood ready to die for biblical truth. On April 17, 1521, Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms (pronounced 'waurms'), located in modern southwest Germany. ('Diet' meant 'meeting'.) In June 1520, Pope Leo X condemned 41 of Luther’s Ninety-five Theses (challenges to the church, nailed to the door of … Continue reading 500 Years Ago, a Man Stood Bravely Against the ‘Cancel Culture’