What does it mean to be consistently pro-life? Some things I think obviously fall short of consistency (e.g. exceptions for rape). But some problems are far more vexing and complicated. Not everything is clear. Recently I’ve been dealing with this issue for the 2016 election. I don’t like one single candidate enough to actually vote for them so far. But … Continue reading "Perplexing Pro-life Political Problems"
Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 As I mentioned a few posts ago, I’m in college again (yay!), specifically the Baptist College of Florida. One of the classes I’m taking here is Spiritual Formation … Continue reading "Learning a Reflex of Prayer"
Unity. This word frequently presses on my mind in relation to the Church. There appears to be little unity these days. We’ve splintered into thousands of denominations. Even the large denominations and groups are internally divided in many ways. Churches split from churches for stupid reasons. Churches fall apart because of horrible, divisive people. So many groups make their distinctives … Continue reading "Jesus Prayed, "May They Be One as We Are One" (My Growing Passion for Church Unity)"
People make a big deal out of supposed errors in the Bible. It doesn’t make much sense, really. Even if there were errors in the Bible, it wouldn’t hurt Christianity one bit. But that aside, I want to help demonstrate a few basic weird things that the Bible does because it was written by ancient peoples … Continue reading "3 Things the Bible Does that Don't Count as Errors"
The title pretty well says it all. I just want to address a couple popular misconceptions about heaven. At least a couple of these are going to be half-truths, so keep an eye out for those. But that aside, here’s some myths about heaven, and the truth about them. We’ll spend eternity there. Depending on what you … Continue reading "5 Myths about Heaven"
[This is the third post in my Bible study on Mark. See the others here.] As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD, make his paths … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: The Announcement of Elijah"
Another sermon manuscript, one that I preached this morning. This was actually meant to lead into Communion, which you will see that it does. His Whole Life Matters This morning, I want to start by asking a simple question. In fact, it’s a good little church question which a bunch of church people should have … Continue reading "Jesus Lived for Us: The Vicarious Humanity of Christ"