R & R

These typically refer to rest and relaxation but neither of these are helpful for my points. I am taking these to mean something different, something that is essential to being a Christian. I am talking about righteousness and relationship. Now we know that before coming to Christ that neither of these are present in the…

Transactional or Transformational?

I have considered Hank Hanegraffe a hero of mine for a while. As a kid listening to the radio, he really impressed upon me the need for apologetics. But as it happens I kinda fell off the Bible answer man wagon for many years, mostly because of the then media restrictions of listening. Why would…

A Special and Equal Creation?

My last two posts have been about the problems of inequality in our world. The male and female challenges. This problem will always be an issue for a fallen people. This problem however doesn’t have to be a bedrock of our teleology. Teleology is about the purpose found within a created order. In other words…

Christ is not his last Name

Christmas has the word Christ in it, but it is not a day celebrating Jesus because it includes his last name, nor is “H” his middle name by the way. The word literally means messiah-anointed one, coming from the Greek word χριστος, or the Latin Christus it should be translated basically Jesus the Christ when…

Be Separate for I Am Separate

Continuing the theme from last week we are looking at the challenge of holiness. With the world raising up their rulers and extending their pointing fingers at all the sexual misconduct in our society it is important to tackle this issue. This used to be something that only the church did. The question is, has the message…

500 Years On…

The reformation hits its five hundredth year since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis on Wittenberg door circa 1517. Now the reformation is the reason that a lot of western Christians do not attend mass nor understand a bit more Latin. The 95 Thesis had to do with a few certain areas. The first and…

On Loving your Enemies

I just spoke about this at church and this theme has been stewing in my heart for many weeks now. I keep seeing conversations about how in certain situations we should be able to hate and even that God hates so why shouldn’t we? I have seen the gamut of reasons, doesn’t David often pray…

Nashville and Statements

So recently Nashville put together a statement about the stance of the church on basic sexuality, covering issues such as marriage, homosexuality, fidelity etc. The blow-back has been as expected, huge. Now it is both confusing why the world is surprised that the church seeks to adhere to historical biblical doctrine, and not at all…

A common Thing

If something can be reduced to a mere common thing it can be ignored altogether. This is what has happened to the Bible this is happening with marriage and this is happening with God. This will continue to happen to the church. In order that the sacred can once again be trampled under foot by…

Faith vs. Faithfulness

These two are different and they pose vastly different points of theology. For one is the very notion of what it takes to enter and last in a relationship with God, and the other is a description of one who is reliable, dependable, and consistent. In some theological circles, some have adopted the idea of…

A man meets a Ghost (a short story)

The funeral had been grand. The ceremony had been beautiful. The eulogy from the Pastor wonderful. The conversation had been interesting. Three weeks had passed since the inheritance had been distributed and the estate fell to him, no money, no artifacts, just the house. The man was getting on in years himself and he had…