This is a multi week series on how to disagree as Christians. It deals specifically with disagreeing about gray areas. The first article dealt with the idea that there are gray areas of the Christian faith. While they may be few and far between, there are times where Christians can rightfully disagree about an issue… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART II How Do I Make Decisions about Gray Areas?
If you grew up in certain denominations or religious circles, you would think that the Christian life is entirely black and white. That everything is as easy as love others and don’t murder. Most of the Christian life is very basic, and we end up complicating things. We make things harder than they need to… Continue reading Gray Areas and Disagreements in the Christian Life PART I Are There Gray Areas?
I’ve met a few guys in life who like to “play the field,” guys who are interested in dating several women at once. I used to think this was a bad thing, but I think I figured out how to use it to my advantage. Some guys just go on random dates with random girls.… Continue reading Why I Date Three Women at Once
At this point in life, Shannon and I have been married for almost 13 years. She cares for the women of our church, and enjoys ministering to them. She is an avid reader for as long as I have known her. I asked her to put together a list of books for Christian women. Here… Continue reading 5 Books for Christian Women by Shannon Madden
When you think of the Holy Spirit, what comes to mind? We have a variety of answers depending on what branch of theology you come from or currently reside. I don’t think that the theology of the Holy Spirit is as complex as we think He is. I think some of it has to do… Continue reading Don’t Use the Holy Spirit for Laziness
If you are in high school you probably have some plans for your life. This can mean a lot of things. No one in high school thinks, “Boy, I would love to be a poor adult.” But while no one strives for poverty, many people struggle financially as they grow older. First thing we need… Continue reading Highschoolers: Three Tips for Not Being an Adult in Poverty
If you stumbled upon this blog it’s important for you to know that I currently pastor a church. While I think that this article is important to pastors, I believe it is also important for everyone. I want to talk about why I still go to church while I am on vacation. First let me… Continue reading Why We Go to Church on Vacation
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
In a previous post I discussed the idea of abortion being a sin from a Christian perspective (link here). This week my goal is to talk about abortion to the non-Christian. Christians plant their foundation of truth in Scripture, and it is the authority in their lives. For justice to be done on the earth… Continue reading A Discussion of Abortion for the Non-Christian Part II
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