When we look in the mirror, most of us don't identify with Mac Davis' classic, "Lord, it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect way." 🙂 On the contrary, we see the "real" us. Full of flaws, defects, etc. Here's what the Bible says: you are God's masterpiece! Check out this out... I n the … Continue reading You are God’s Work of Art!
"Jesus is not enough." That's what we're saying when we buy into the lie that salvation is not "by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone." (cf. Eph. 2:8-9; Romans 10:9; John 3:16; Galatians 3:1-14) Working our way to heaven... what a miserable life. Never knowing if we're "good enough", if we've "done enough." … Continue reading “Jesus is Not Enough”
Is the Christian faith compatible with Science? 100%. There is no conflict between faith & science. “It’s not science that squeezes God out of the equation. Rather, it’s philosophy that squeezes God out of the equation.” “‘There is no God’ is never a scientific claim, but rather a philosophical claim.” Never allow yourself to be … Continue reading Is the Christian faith compatible with Science?
From Joshua Wolf Shenk's, "Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness." William James (1842-1910) was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the "Father … Continue reading Faith, Depression, and Abraham Lincoln
What is God like? Ever asked that? Or been asked that by someone else? It's not a new question. Meet Philip. On the night before he was crucified, Jesus is comforting his closest friends. At one point, Philip asks, "Lord, show us the Father (God) and we will be satisfied." Translation: What is God like? … Continue reading What is God Like?
I read a stat recently that gave me pause. What sociologists call ‘Gen Z’, currently age 6-24, are the most connected, yet loneliest generation in human history. As I considered this, I began to see something more clearly. Since the advent of the smartphone in 2007, we gain more and more virtual friends, yet grow … Continue reading Gen Z – The Loneliest Generation
Paul prayed for the Ephesians believes, "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened (flooded with light by the Holy Spirit) in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you,... and his incomparably great power for us who believe..." - Ephesians 1:18-19 When we allow sin - … Continue reading When Your Light Burns Out
When you mix church and politics - you get politics. **Please don’t misunderstand - standing fearlessly as a church, and as an individual, for biblical morality is not politics. Jesus never shrank from the truth. And neither should his followers. What I'm writing about here is when a church tethers itself to a candidate and/or … Continue reading When You Mix Church and Politics
This is the highest resolution image of the Sun ever taken. That tiny dot in the upper right is Earth. There’s 93 million miles between the sun and that tiny dot. The light we see from the sun is eight minutes old. The sun is a star, not a planet. A ball of hot plasma, … Continue reading How the Sun led me back to the Son
A couple of years ago, I saw a brief video clip of a popular defender of the Christian faith speaking on a state college campus. As you can imagine, those opposed to the Christian faith arrived at the presentation equipped to expose the speaker for perpetuating what they believe to be a fairy tale, based … Continue reading The Close-Mindedness of Christians