Is there any legitimate way that we could say we complete Jesus? I would have doubted so, but there is this is Scripture: And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all … Continue reading "Completing Christ? Can It Be?"
The early church has a few awesome things to offer us. Like this prayer from St. Basil the Great: Almighty Lord, God of the Powers and of all flesh, Who lives in the highest and carest for the humble, Who searches our hearts and affections, and clearly foreknows the secrets of men; eternal and everliving … Continue reading "Prayer Help from Old"
This post was not written for here. I wrote it as part of a forum debate. Yet I am fairly happy with how it turned out, so I’m going to quote it here for the benefit of anyone who might be interested. The universe was created ex nihilo, out of nothing at all, and therefore is not intrinsically tied … Continue reading "All Things for Good: A Technical Look at God's Sovereignty via the Cross"
As Christians, we sometimes debate things. Usually doctrines or practices, mainly because those are the only real categories. But alas, often in these debates people use terrible arguments and logical fallacies. So I’m just going to review a few common logical fallacies I’ve seen used in Christian debate in alphabetical order, and show some example problems involving them. … Continue reading "Bro, Your Argument Stinks: Theological Fallacies"
Time for the second entry in my Using Psalms series. If you missed the first, you can find it here. Today I’ll be looking at Psalm 84, a psalm probably meant to be sung during pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem. I wanted to look at it to highlight a certain interesting theme involving Jesus and … Continue reading "Using Psalms: Psalm 84 and Jesus as Our Temple"
So I haven’t been posting much as of late. I figured I’d just drop by and point out why. Ready? *Drumroll* It’s because I’m back in school. Yay! I’m working hard at the Baptist College of Florida, and between that, work, and church I don’t have tons of time for blogging. I certainly won’t be … Continue reading "Just A Quick Update"
To continue my Mark Bible study (which began in this post), I’ll move on to the very first verse: This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. What the Bible Says Let’s not miss the significance of this. Mark has the simplest introduction of any of the Gospels. No genealogy (Matthew), preface (Luke), or … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: The Messiah Appears"
“Christianity isn’t a religion; it’s a relationship!” How many times have you heard that before? If you’ve moved in many of the same circles that I have, then you’re probably pretty familiar with it. I’ve argued against this line before, pointing out that a religion is simply a set of beliefs in some kind of higher … Continue reading ""Christianity Isn't a Religion" Is a Liberal Thing to Say"
This is the third and final new series I’m starting now. I thought it would be fun to do a Bible study series on a particular book of the Bible. My recent studies have led me to Mark. The shortest and (according to most scholars) earliest of the Gospels, as well as the most cryptic, it … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: A Study on Mark"