“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho…” Thus begins what is probably the most famous parable in the entire ministry of Jesus. The Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us so many things, but above everything else it teaches us what love really looks like. It teaches us that how you treat your […]Read More Christian Character: Love
Genesis 44 contains a story that every Christian should read and apply. I know. We typically don’t look at Old Testament stories as examples of Christian character, and for good reason. They contain no stories about Christ Himself. Yet, if we truly believe that Jesus was both God and man then it makes sense to […]Read More Christian Character: Self-Sacrifice
In case you have been living under a rock, there are a lot of negative things going on in the world. It has gotten to the point to where I don’t even want to know what’s going on, because it all seems to be spiraling out of control. Every day there is a new update […]Read More Whose Report Will You Believe?
Moral relativism is the idea that morality is relative to each individual person. There is no ultimate standard or truth, but rather people can make up the rules as they go along. It sounds good in principle, but it doesn’t actually work in practice. As a matter of fact, the words “moral” and “relative” are […]Read More Moral Relativism
This blog post was inspired in large part by this conversation between Dave Rubin and Nathan Finochino. This is the best explanation, that I have seen so far, of the problems that churches across Western Culture are currently facing. We have seen the results of it playing out on social media pages for the past […]Read More Critical Social Justice and the Church
I just want to say right off the top that I know this is a sensitive topic for a lot of people. However, it’s also a topic that has been distorted by atheists and others who would seek to damage the credibility of the Bible. The reality is that some subjects are difficult, but they […]Read More The Early Church and Slavery
There is a tremendous amount of pressure on young preachers in this day and age. Success isn’t measured by faithfulness to the Word of God, but rather by how many people are in your church or how much money you collect. It seems that most people have forgotten perhaps the most important aspect of being […]Read More The Mindset of Christ
Fear. The very mention of the word causes chills through the body. We have been reintroduced to this menacing presence over the last few months, not only in the United States, but all over the world. This fear has a name, and it is COVID-19. This virus has caused our daily lives to change dramatically. […]Read More The (Not So) Powerful Grip Of Fear
The last month has been crazy for what seems like the entire world. As this virus has spread, whole sections of society are being shut down. Sports are gone. Cafes are gone. Restaurants have been made to close down. Small businesses are facing major difficulties. And beyond all of that, churches have been closed to […]Read More Church in the Wild
There is a pretty serious charge being levied against God by the group known as the New Atheists. They claim that if the God of the Bible exists, then he is evil. Most of their support for this comes from the Old Testament in which God tells his people to wipe out certain groups of […]Read More Is God Evil?