Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

A problem with our modern political discourse is the tendency to rely on bumper-sticker logic as a substitute for substantive reason. Nowhere is this more evident than in the eternal war over the ethics of abortion. The clichés are all too common: “Don’t force your morality on me,” “Keep your rosaries off of my ovaries” … Continue reading Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 2

In Part 1 of our discussion, we looked at the constant calls by politicians to ban so-called "Conversion Therapy" for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). We also examined the fallacious nature of the accusations and how the current political climate has made it extremely difficult to have a rational discussion of these issues. Those … Continue reading The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 2

Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

  I want to know one thing, the way to Heaven. God Himself has condescended to teach the Way. He has written it down in a Book. O give me that Book!"-John Wesley   God's Word changes lives! I, as well as multitudes of others, know this from personal experience. In the pages of the … Continue reading Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

It is known by many names: Word of Faith, positive confession, speaking the Word and the derisive term "Name it and claim it." Although the idea is controversial in some circles, the Bible draws an undeniable connection between our faith and the words we speak. The purpose of this message is to examine exactly how … Continue reading The Word of Faith: A Biblical Overview

Jesus and Homosexuality

As the endless culture wars continue to escalate in our nation and around the world, much of the rhetoric centers around the issue of homosexuality. Furthermore, people on all sides of the debate clamor to make the Lord Jesus Christ a spokesman for their cause. If you are in this situation, I would like to … Continue reading Jesus and Homosexuality

Christ the Charismatic

I realize that the title of this post is a provocative one, and it is meant to be. However, there is no greater example of a Spirit filled person than the Savior Himself. He is the greatest example of charismatic spirituality that ever lived. Follow along: Matthew 1:18 tells us how Jesus was born of … Continue reading Christ the Charismatic

The Cross: Violent Grace

A number of years ago, I saw a sign on a church marquee which read "Salvation is free, because God paid so dearly for it." This central truth, although believed by all Christians, is one which we all too often take for granted. When you think of the Cross, what comes to your mind? In … Continue reading The Cross: Violent Grace