Christians · Disciple · Exclusivity · Gospel · Jesus · Obey

Is the Gospel Inclusive or Exclusive?

Do you think Christianity is inclusive or exclusive? Who is allowed in and how are they allowed in? We need to understand that the cross of Christ is both inclusive and exclusive. HOW THE CROSS IS INCLUSIVE The cross is inclusive in that there are no barriers to who is invited, who is able to… Continue reading Is the Gospel Inclusive or Exclusive?

Bible Study · Controversy · Fear · Fear of God · Jesus

Christians And Conspiracies

You would think that living in today’s information age would mean no one would have to worry about conspiracies. All truths would easily be seen with everything videoed, audio recorded, and so many facts accessible. We all know this is far from the truth. In fact, it appears that conspiracies run more rampant today than… Continue reading Christians And Conspiracies

Blue Collar · Dad · Jesus · Job

In Praise of Dads in the Labor Force

In our current culture, there seems to be a lack of respect for dads working in the labor force. These blue-collar fathers get up and grind it out every day. You know the guys working in a garage, construction, or some other hands-on job.  This is, in part, because we have elevated white-collar and/or technological… Continue reading In Praise of Dads in the Labor Force

Jesus · Jesus First · Jesus-Centered · Media · Social media

When the Media Puts the Weight of the World on You

Let’s turn the clock back several decades to see our interaction with the media. The average person would go to work, or care for their family at home, and watch the nightly news for half an hour, and then get the clan to bed.  Of course that is not the same today. In fact, many… Continue reading When the Media Puts the Weight of the World on You

666 · Jesus · Mark of the Beast · Redemption · Revelation · Satan

Identifying Marks of the Mark of the Beast

When it comes to eschatology – the study of end times – it has really been bastardized over the last century or so. More recently the Christian pop culture movement has taken it over in recent decades to kick the dog while it is down. Because of that, most of us have ideas in our… Continue reading Identifying Marks of the Mark of the Beast

Anger · Ethics · Fool · Jesus · Jesus First · King Jesus · Kingdom of God · Politics · Time

Commitments for Christians Talking Politics, Part 2

This series of articles is intended to help the Christian wade through some of the biblical ethics in order to talk about politics God’s way. Many people, Christians included, merely think about politics without considering how to properly speak concerning them. I’m hoping that many Christians will take part in making the commitment to discuss… Continue reading Commitments for Christians Talking Politics, Part 2

Election · Jesus · Jesus First · King Jesus · Listen · Listening · Love · Politics · Speak · Truth · wrath

Commitments for Christians Talking Politics

I don’t think anyone would argue that politics have become more toxic over the last couple of decades. The divides between parties, the advent of 24-hour news, and social media have fed this beast. While our grandparents refused to talk about sex, politics, and money, it seems like that is all we talk about. Christians… Continue reading Commitments for Christians Talking Politics

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