The Church and You 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page In our most recent article, we examined the vital role that the local church plays in a Christian's life. The importance of the local church is something I learned very early in my Christian walk, and it has become one of the real passions in my life. … Continue reading The Church and You 2: Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 Unpardonable Sin?

Is there really an unforgivable sin? Yes, but if you are worried that you have committed it then you haven't. Three of the four Gospels record these terrifying words from the lips of Jesus: Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be … Continue reading The Unpardonable Sin?

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

The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 2

In Part One of this study, we looked at what is commonly referred to as the "Prosperity Gospel" (although I personally dislike that term) and examined the pros and cons in light of the Scriptures. This article will continue that theme but focus on some of the practices more controversial practices involved. Greedy preachers getting … Continue reading The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 2

The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Jesus taught more about money than He did on any other topic. In a world of extremes, how can we find a Biblically balanced approach? The first thing, of course, is to search the Scriptures. This must include both Scriptures that show prosperity in a positive light, as well as the passages that give the … Continue reading The “Prosperity Gospel” Controversy Part 1

Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

Updated version of an article originally published in The Daily Beacon on Friday, January 16, 2009 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 clich├ęs are … 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 Bible, you … Continue reading Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions