After a recent question by a brother in a group I participate in regarding the definition of "Biblical Christianity", I thought- maybe we should dive even deeper, to figure out what a "Christian" is. This may seem like a rather sophomoric question, but I believe it is an important one. Whenever we see surveys reported … Continue reading What is a "Christian"?
Month: March 2014
Death Penalty and the Christian (and An Ironic Twist)
There is a great deal of controversy and debate over the death penalty/capital punishment. Many well-meaning Christians point to the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross to pay for our sins. They look to scripture that clearly says that we all deserve death for our sins. Unfortunately, while scripture does say that the "wages … Continue reading Death Penalty and the Christian (and An Ironic Twist)
Church Web Site? How Can We Be Found?
OK.Without a doubt, a web site can be a valuable tool for a local church, particularly a young church that hasn't had a great deal of exposure and publicity. Add to a web site, the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) can really help get a church "out there" to be found by … Continue reading Church Web Site? How Can We Be Found?
A Brief, But Urgent Call for Discernment ("Heaven Is For Real")
Almost four years ago, a book began making huge waves, especially among Christian readers. The book: "Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy's Astouding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back". This book followed on another book that made nearly as large as another book of its "ilk" - "The Shack". And much like … Continue reading A Brief, But Urgent Call for Discernment ("Heaven Is For Real")
Government is God's minister? Struggling with Romans 13
I've been chewing on Romans 13 today. I am struggling in several ways, but most so in comparing the governments we see in the world today - some that are truly the living definition of "unjust" and "ungodly". Government that could not be any more "anti-Christian" in nature - yet I go back to Romans … Continue reading Government is God's minister? Struggling with Romans 13