What Is a Full Gospel Christian?

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page " One of the disturbing things about Christianity is that very few Christians ever advance beyond their first revelation." Lester Sumrall¹ Walking with God is (or at least, should be) an unfolding process in which we get to know Him better and better. As we discussed before, … Continue reading What Is a Full Gospel Christian?

Prosperity 2: Checks and Balances

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page The message of Biblical prosperity is a precious blessing which more and more Christians are learning to walk in. This doctrine is discussed at length in our previous study, Prosperity: A Biblical Overview. However, there is another side to the issue, one which we must not neglect … Continue reading Prosperity 2: Checks and Balances

“F Word” Needs Clearer Definition

Originally published in The Tennessee Journalist May 27, 2009 ..no, not THAT “f-word.” Rather, the f-word I refer to sometimes draws an even more negative reaction. That word is “Fundamentalism.” "Fundamentalism" is a specifically Christian term. Consequentially, much modern usage in the media (i.e. attributing the 9-11 attacks to "Islamic Fundamentalists") is a severe misrepresentation … Continue reading “F Word” Needs Clearer Definition

Humor in the Bible

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page "Are Christians allowed to laugh, have fun and enjoy life?"When discussing my faith with others, this issue comes up frequently from Christians and non-Christians alike. When I was first introduced to the Gospel as a teenager, I asked it myself, and with good reason. To be sure, … Continue reading Humor in the Bible

Think! Loving God With Your Mind

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page "Wise men store up knowledge..." Proverbs 10:14a "...I do not feel obligated to believe that same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge that we can attain by them." … Continue reading Think! Loving God With Your Mind

The Ten Commandments and Religious Liberty

This was a paper I wrote for a Political Science class I took back in the early 2000s. While the issues today are different, the underlying issues are very much the same. The inscription on our nation’s beloved Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, gives us a stirring exhortation to "Proclaim Liberty throughout the land, to all … Continue reading The Ten Commandments and Religious Liberty