Modern translations are excellent. But they have at least one downside we need to be aware of in order to get the most we can out of God’s word.
Every parent needs to be concerned about the affect transgenderism will likely have on their children. After showing why that is, we then quickly summarize the book “Gender: A Conversation Guide for Parents and Pastors”
Paul seems to say that something can be right for one person and wrong for another. Is this true? And how does this apply to modern conversations around drinking and Christian liberty?
We should care about everyone flourishing in the world, but we must be careful how we present this idea.
Does Christianity increase the LGBT suicide rate, and is it unloving to share the gospel with people who find it distressing?
Is religious truth a matter of opinion, and why does it matter if Scripture is true or not?
When the mind and body don’t agree, which should we pick and why?
Was the commanded destruction of the Canaanites just or even right? While this is an understandable question, there is a better question to ask and answer.
You might think that you’ll never be able to sit and answer someone’s questions about Christianity, but you’ll surprise yourself if you invest a little on a regular basis!
Many of the major issues in culture today revolve around “identity,” and this is also affecting how we think in the church. We need to have clarity on which identity is primary for the Christian.
The doctrines of Christianity fit together; you can’t change one without changing others. This week we look at examples from the person and work of Jesus.
What is discrimination and is it something Christians should not do? Should the Christian baker just “bake the cake?”
God is the necessary being. Nothing would have begun to exist or continue to exist without him.
Was their a break in the Trinity at the Cross? How should we understand Jesus saying, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
How new is the New Testament compared to the old, and what is the relationship of its moral teaching?
Wouldn’t God have been more gracious if no one had to die for sins to be forgiven?
How should we think Christianly about ending life for those who are terminally ill?
Can someone trust Jesus and not be saved? We look at some categories to make sense of the different ways belief is talked about in scripture.
We look at recent statements by the Pope and consider Roman Catholicism’s concept of Anonymous Christians.
Roman Catholics have more books in their Bible than do Protestants. Why is that? Have books been removed?
The transgender movement has several contradictions at its core; here, we look at 3 of them.
As Christians striving to be consistent, we cannot use every possible argument against abortion.
Does the Spirit give us everything we need to understand the Bible, or is there more to it?
Self-conception and identity is everything today for some, but Christianity provides a true solid grounding for human worth and dignity.
Where does the obligation and duty to do good come from? It only makes sense in a Christian worldview.
Is the Bible the result of man’s choices or God’s creation? Who created the canon of Scripture?
Christianity seems to have a new vocabulary: brokenness, messiness, hurt, etc. But how well do these new terms represent biblical ideas, problems, and language?
Are there different types of rights and how do we tell them apart?
We must be clear on what it does and does not mean for God to be “for us.” The soft prosperity gospel gets this 180 degrees backwards.
Do we only have to reply on what the Bible says, or is there eyewitness testimony about Jesus outside of Scripture?
Sometimes we can slip into an unhealthy pragmaticism with apologeitcs. We must remember that it is primarily for the glory of God!
We will all either have doubts or encounter those who do. So, how should we think about doubt biblically?
We need to be very clear in how we communicate the truths of Christianity, but even when we’re clear they likely will be rejected.
Many people have not considered how they know things, or if morality is knowable. We need to be prepared to help them think through that
Christianity affirms the virgin birth of Jesus, but Atheism has its own “virgin births” as well.
The reason for Christmas is explicitly linked to evil, and evil provides a great segue to Christmas and the gospel!
If we just proclaim the gospel with our works, we are actually proclaiming a gospel of works.
If God exists, wouldn’t he reveal himself more? Why is he so hidden?
If you don’t enter trials with good theology, you won’t exit trials with good theology. We need solid convictions before they’re tested.
Why is there sickness and natural disasters in the world, and how do we understand these in light of Scripture?
In this post we look at how salvation and even our lives are designed for the glory of God, alone.
The concerns of the Reformation from 500 years ago are still concerns today. The biblical doctrine of salvation in and mediated by Christ alone preclues man’s contribution and Mary’s mediation.
The concerns of the Reformation from 500 years ago are still concerns today. The biblical doctrine of salvation by grace alone removes all of man’s boasts and gives all glory to God.
The concerns of the Reformation from 500 years ago are still concerns today. We must defend the biblical doctrine of faith alone, where faith itself is a gift from God.
The concerns of the Reformation from 500 years ago are still concerns today. We need to be able to defend the primacy of the authority of Scripture over all other authorities.
We often evaluate entertainment based on the language used, but perhaps we should be more concerned about the worldview that is taught.
We discuss creeds: what they are and how we should view them.
Is there a “biblical” view of things, or is everything merely equally-valid opinions?
We examine the sexual ethic of consent to see just how poorly it functions.
Atheists will say that, like the atheist, Christians deny the existence of almost all Gods; atheists just deny one more. How should we respond to this?