Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Abide in Me: How?

Jesus said, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." (John 15:1-4, ESV)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Christian: Stop Yielding To The Culture god


I learned to drive in a rural place. That context didn't allow for some of the scenarios that require a truly heightened awareness, like switching lanes on the interstate or dealing with traffic jams. As I grew up and moved to an actual big city (Kansas City), I encountered those previously unfamiliar situations, as well as the inner-city crosswalk. And I've still not truly familiarized myself with it.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thinking about a Christian Suicide

Jarrid Wilson's personal Facebook account


Earlier this week, Greg Laurie announced through his social media channels that one of the associate pastors at his church committed suicide the night before. The pastor's name was Jarrid Wilson, who was, as described by Laurie, a man who "loved the Lord and had a servant's heart."

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Thabiti and Joshua: Repentance, Forgiveness, and Apostasy

Joshua Harris recently made shipwreck of his faith. Photo Credit: TEDx Talks
Recently, two well-known Christian names have made headlines. Both of these men repented in unforeseen ways. However, only one of these men has received attention from national news sources.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Divine Council Myth (Part 4 - Conclusion)

If you've not read the parts that precede this article, please see the links above and go back.

Recently, The Bible Project started a series on spiritual beings. The third video in the series spoke of The Divine Council, a hypothesis that has been propagated, most notably, by Dr. Michael Heiser. In fact, Heiser was credited as a Script Consultant at the end of the video. It is my position that this theological perspective is not only incorrect, but also an affront to the splendor and glory of God. 

Due to the popularity of The Bible Project, and the fact that this video has accumulated over 250,000 views in just a couple of weeks, it seems necessary to offer a biblical response. In this four part series, I will present the key texts involved, the four main interpretive views, the challenges to each view, and my conclusion.