I’ve recently been in a discussion with a friend of mine (and faithful reader of the blog!) about the divine council worldview. Among other things, we discussed concerns about the “gods” of Psalm 82. Just who are they, anyway?
What is ministry? The word “ministry” has a variety of contexts, and I think it’s something quite often misunderstood. It’s much more than a profession.
Without a doubt, one of the most important questions one can ask is, “How can I know I’m saved?” In many ways, this is the most basic question a person can ask! And yet, the question is actually quite complex. As we explore a biblical answer to this question, it may be as good a time as any to reflect honestly on your answer.
A friend of mine recently mentioned a lament, regretting having seen The Passion of the Christ, for fear that this was a violation of the second commandment. I applaud him for his willingness to share this, but I shared with him that while I thought his motive and thinking were sound, this would not be a second commandment violation.
“The name of the Lord” is a phrase used throughout Scripture by multiple different authors. I wonder if we truly grasp what it really means, though, to call upon his name? I get the sense that this is one of those ideas that has been cliché in Christian culture, such that its true meaning and/or significance is actually lost among those who are familiar with it.
When does conversion take place in a person’s life? What evidence will be demonstrated when this happens? For how long is a person saved? Let’s tackle these questions and more.
The Bible is a book that, oftentimes, lays strange truths before us—at least, truths that are strange to 21st-century eyes. One of these truths concerns the ages of pre- and some post-flood biblical characters.
A common feature of the debate surrounding apologetic methodology involves speculation as to the ground of our Christian belief. We might summarize the question before us this way: Do we believe in Jesus because we believe the Bible, or do we believe the Bible because we believe in Jesus?
Does the Bible allow for a large gap of time between the first two verses of the Bible? Few scholars believe this to be the case, and yet the Gap Theory persists as an option for many wishing to reconcile an old earth with the biblical record.
This is the first article as a part of what I'm calling "Foundations"---a quarterly written resource that goes in-depth into a fundamental area of Christian knowledge to edify and strengthen the Body of Christ. Please feel free to share this article with your friends,...