Cross · Cross-Centered · Gospel · Gospel Centered · Jesus · Jesus-Centered

Gospel-Centered Resources

I have written several times in the past on the importance and theological accuracy of Gospel-centered theology. Cross-, Jesus-centered. Many have asked me for resources on how to study Gospel-centered theology. I have created a short bibliography that you may find helpful. Although I have not read every one of these books, I have read… Continue reading Gospel-Centered Resources

Cross · Easter · Jesus

The Mystery of the Main Street Cross on Easter Weekend

For those who live in my community of Forest City, you probably know by now that there was an interesting “coincidence” that happened recently. A man was sitting in the parking lot on Main Street waiting for the grocery store to open, and next door, on the building owned by Frugal Living a cross appeared.… Continue reading The Mystery of the Main Street Cross on Easter Weekend

Corona Virus · Encouragement · Healing · Health · Health Care Workers · Jesus · Rest

Encouraging Words for Health Care Workers

April 2020 finds us in a world pandemic of the Corona Virus. If you happen to stumble onto this down the road, the truths still apply because the great thing about Scripture is it is timely and timeless. Today I want to encourage health care workers who risk their lives to care for others. Before… Continue reading Encouraging Words for Health Care Workers

Jesus · Mary · Prayer · Saints

Why I don’t Pray to Mary or the Saints

Depending on what area of the country you are from, this may be controversial to you. Where I currently live, this can be a sticky wicket for sure. Give me just a couple minutes to show you  Scripture that will explain to whom we should pray.    There are two main reasons that I don’t pray… Continue reading Why I don’t Pray to Mary or the Saints

Bible Study · Disciple · Discipleship · Gospel · Jesus · John

A Quick Discipleship Guide in John

We use this word “disciple” a lot, but often we either do not define it well, don’t understand it’s fullness, or do not help people practically enough to be able to help actually disciple someone else. The simple goal of Christian discipleship is to help someone follow Jesus better. A disciple is someone who learns,… Continue reading A Quick Discipleship Guide in John

Charity · Jesus · Justice · Ten Commandments

A Blend of Justice and Love

I have been writing on some ideas of justice over the last year. Those who would disagree with me would be quick to jump to talk about things I have not touched on. What I would like to do is share a list of past articles in a specific order so we can more fully… Continue reading A Blend of Justice and Love

Gospel · Jesus · Marriage · Premarital Sex · Sex

Why Christians Believe in Marriage Before Sex

Throughout the latter part of last century there was a lot of  “legalism” in the church. There are many different kinds of legalism,  but I am referring to the kind which adds laws to God‘s laws. Many churches, pastors, and Christians started to move away from this in the new millennia. Again I’m not specifically… Continue reading Why Christians Believe in Marriage Before Sex

Basics · Jesus · Justice · Nap · Non-Aggression Principle · Philosophy · Social Justice · Social Justice Warrior

Jesus Discusses Justice

So many people see Jesus as some flower child walking around in the tall grass with sandals, a robe, and some stringed instrument. This emasculated version of Jesus is not only a perversion of who He is, but is often used as propaganda by many to defend their personal “beliefs.” One area often misunderstood is… Continue reading Jesus Discusses Justice

Forgiveness · Jesus · Repentance · Shame

How to Get Rid of Shame

The shame that we bring upon ourselves can be deep. I’m not talking about the shame we had as a child. There’s much difference between a four-year-old who wets the bed and adult who carries some deep secrets from their past. We also could talk about present shame, perhaps something you’re struggling with now. Problems… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Shame

Jesus · Karma · Salvation

Christian Karma

I’m amazed at the amount of Facebook posts that I see about karma. They often come from people who are angry about what someone else has done. They hope someone else is punished for the injustice that was done to them or perceived to have been done to them. Does karma exist? What should the… Continue reading Christian Karma