Part of the problem when sharing your faith with biblical skeptics is that, more often than not, they have little training in biblical theology, which often results in their having a bad theology. But Christians can be guilty of this, too! Here’s the nature of the problem, and some steps toward overcoming it.
“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.
The gods of Israel’s ancient Near Eastern neighbors were not literally made of stone, gold, or any other material. Rather, they were real spiritual beings that had a dramatic—and demonic—influence in the lives of their worshippers.
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?
Passages such as Hebrews 5:13-14 and 1 Corinthians 3:2 strongly suggest that we must go deeper with God’s Word, which will necessarily lead to a growth in understanding and, quite likely, a change in theology. But change isn’t always easy! How should we handle it?
The other night at men’s small group, we began discussing sin and its consequences. I spoke up because something occurred to me in a unique way that I thought would be valuable for the group. Namely, why is it that sin is actually bad anyway?
Why are young age creationist’s so passionate—and insistent—about taking the first chapters of Genesis seriously? Join Dr. Stephen Lloyd and me for a rich, extended discussion about why the origins issue matters and what we can do to graciously present our side of the story.
One of the most important internal discussions I think Christians can have involves whether or not we have been endowed with free will by our Creator. Why does it matter whether or not we have free will? To answer that question (and a few more!), I brought on my good friend and founder of FreeThinking Ministries, Tim Stratton.