Abortion · Apologetics · Image of God · Logic · Pro-Life

A Discussion on Abortion for the Christian Part 1

Some of you  may assume that I am writing a political post. Certain people or parties take passionate stands on the abortion issue as either  pro-life or pro-choice. This is the first of a two part discussion on abortion: the first part will address the topic from a Biblical standpoint; the second will address it… Continue reading A Discussion on Abortion for the Christian Part 1

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

Defending Justice from the Social Warriors

The year of 2017 in some ways could have been the year of the social justice warrior (SJW). There are many ideas as to what a SJW is, but I would simply define it as someone who believes that they see social injustices in the world and fight for justice. Often this is done on… Continue reading Defending Justice from the Social Warriors

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

Books · Law · Obedience · Ten Commandments

Learning the 10 Commandments Again

There is much discussion on where the Ten Commandments fall into place within our society. Part of my contention is not the issue of society itself being the problem, but Christians themselves. Not only have we forgotten the Ten Commandments, we do not know how to properly understand them. All I want to do in… Continue reading Learning the 10 Commandments Again

Christ · Christ Centered · Human · Identity · Identity Crisis · In Christ · Philosophy · Purpose

Your Identity Crisis

For a very advanced technological culture, we have a major identity crisis. This comes in many waves for us culturally and as individuals. Part of our issue is that we don’t know where we came from. It seems like the history of our country is up for grabs, and the story lines keep changing depending… Continue reading Your Identity Crisis

Forgiveness · Love · Peace · Relationships

Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?

There is a lot of pressure on Christians to get along with everyone. The banner of love is, and should be, waived high as one of the central Christian ethos. Not only are we to love others, but we are even called to help different parties come together. Jesus even says in His Sermon on… Continue reading Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?

Church Life · Cross-Centered · Gospel Centered · Jesus-Centered · Top Topics

What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part III

The last two weeks we have discovered what it means to be Gospel-centered and Jesus-centered. If you have not read those articles, you can click the links to read them. This week we will discover what it means to be cross-centered. These terms Gospel-centered, cross-centered, and Jesus-centered are often linked. If you properly understand what… Continue reading What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part III

Church Life · Cross-Centered · Gospel Centered · Jesus-Centered · Top Topics

What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross Centered Theology? Part II

Last week we looked at the idea of being a Gospel-centered church. If you missed it, I would suggest you read it in its entirety here. The big idea is that a Gospel-centered church or Gospel-centered theology flies its rallying flag over the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the most important theology in Scripture.  This… Continue reading What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross Centered Theology? Part II

Church Life · Cross-Centered · Gospel Centered · Jesus-Centered · Top Topics

What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part I

One of the biggest struggles for many pastors is merging new congregants into a church. Think of it as adopting a child while already having several children. If you have children, you have a routine; you have lingo you use together; there are known expectations; and your family may work like a well-oiled machine. If… Continue reading What is Gospel-Centered, Jesus-Centered, Cross-Centered Theology? Part I

Church Life · Ministry · Pastoring · Prayer

Five Things to Pray for Your Pastor On Sunday Morning

From what people tell me at the church I pastor, I have a lot of people praying for me. Prayer is a funny thing in that, often we don’t know what to pray for someone else, and it can turn into vain repetition. I thought it would be helpful to share with people how they… Continue reading Five Things to Pray for Your Pastor On Sunday Morning