Right theology is not an accessory. It is an indispensable part of our individual relationships with God, it informs every aspect of our Christian walks, and it protects us from error. Continue reading Why Theology Matters
When you sing “I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God,” do you imagine your local congregation, or do you picture the Global Church – the Bride of Christ? Continue reading The Church as a Family?
But what is this will we are to pray for? What does the Lord desire of us? What does the Lord command of his people? Is the will of God knowable? Continue reading Knowing the Will of God
Recently, I joined a group of students who were asked to share about Christianity in an “Interfaith Dialogue” with a group of about twenty Buddhist monks at a nearby temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. An interesting discussion developed as the lead monk explained the Buddhist foundation for morality.
His moral foundation was not unlike that of many, if not most, Americans today. This discussion led to the students sharing four supporting reasons for biblical faith, beginning with morality. Continue reading Four Arguments for God
What comes to mind when you think of the Holy Spirit? I’ve heard it said that what you think about God is the most important thing about you. And considering that the Holy Spirit is part of the Triune God, … Continue reading Book Review: “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan
This question may seem trivial, but I can assure you it is not. Conflicting answers have divided churches, torn families, and wrenched the hearts of many Christians. The particulars of faith, grace, and salvation often spark tense discussions. Why? Because … Continue reading What is Faith?
Man has a problem. It’s called sin. God has a solution. Continue reading Christ, the Savior from Sin
Few Biblical passages have been attacked as much as Genesis 1. In the early 20th century when Darwinian Evolution was gaining momentum in the West, people began questioning the authenticity of the Genesis creation account. Many Christian seminaries and colleges … Continue reading How Creation Changes Everything
Journey with me to the dawn of time. All that exists is darkness. Stillness. Suddenly, a voice thunders. Words teeming with energy and life cut through the silence. Light explodes into the blackness, its brilliance piercing the empty expanse. The … Continue reading The Divine Word
A Portrait of a Mennonite What comes to your mind when you think of the Mennonites? Good cooks? Horse and buggies? Hard working farmers or construction workers? Shrewd business owners? Volleyball? Thrifty penny-pinchers? Modesty? Legalistic pulpit-pounders? A cappella singing? Non-resistant … Continue reading What is a Mennonite?