Newsweek: Where Do You Go When You Die?

As I study the biblical worldview of the afterlife (which I'm convicted is true) I'm always curious to see what mainstream culture thinks about it all. So, when I saw this tweeted article - Newsweek giving credence to the possibility of life-beyond-death - my interest was piqued. Most of the article cites what scientists are … Continue reading Newsweek: Where Do You Go When You Die?

Purging Purgatory from “Biblical” Teaching

In his outstanding book, The Unquenchable Flame, Michael Reeves writes in detail about the medieval (and, sadly, modern) unbiblical belief that salvation could/can be earned by human effort.  He writes, "In 1215, the fourth Lateran Council came up with what it hoped would be a useful aid for all those seeking to be 'justified' (to … Continue reading Purging Purgatory from “Biblical” Teaching

Heaven

As a Christian, I believe in heaven. As a pastor, I've studied and taught about heaven. As a musician, I've noted that almost every single hymn written has heaven the subject of its final verse. When my dad died I didn't really think differently about heaven. When my sister died I didn't really think differently … Continue reading Heaven

The Afterlife – “The Coming Kingdom” – Part 2 of 3

Welcome to my series titled, Awakenings: The Afterlife.  This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series.   Aside from our primary resource, the Bible, quotes were used from: Heaven, Randy Alcorn A Brief History of Heaven, Alister McGrath Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem Next week's session (our final session) is titled , Heaven Help Me: … Continue reading The Afterlife – “The Coming Kingdom” – Part 2 of 3