Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a friend on Facebook. Both of us noticed many churches use the identifiable slogan, “faith alone in Christ alone.” But what exactly does that mean? And is it biblical? My friend argued that simply because some groups summarize their position with a recognizable slogan does not mean… Read More Is Faith Alone in Christ Alone Biblical?
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?”– James 2:14 A family is on a road trip to the Grand Canyon. Shortly before they arrive, a young man comes out from nowhere and tells them to pull over quickly. “Don’t… Read More Faith and Works: Two Sides of the Same Coin
We depend on many things to get us through our daily lives. A couple of months ago, I was driving to the college campus and I hit a huge pot hole. I didn’t realize it at the time, but air was slowly leaking and I continued to drive on it back home. The next day I got… Read More Trusting in God’s Strength through Trials
We can often feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. For many people, the pressure of finals, school, traveling, and holiday seasons can get us down. For me, I can get overwhelmed with traveling. Last year, my wife, son, and I flew to Ukraine and had a wonderful time. It was great, believe me! But on the… Read More God the Encourager
Did you know that every year over 40,000 people commit suicide? On average, about 8 out of 10 individuals who take their life are males, and the majority of them are ethnically white–followed by American Indians, Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics. Moreover, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults–killing more people than… Read More What does the Bible say about Suicide?
Introduction I remember my first seminary class. I had no idea what the professor was blathering about. Every theological term he used was a foreign concept; I thought I was abducted by an alien and sent to another universe. By the end of the semester, I started to grasp half of what the theologian was… Read More 3 Areas of Systematic Theology that will Increase your Bible Knowledge
“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:38 Everyone has a name. My last name represents my forefathers, heritage, and personal identity. When I go to the bank, I need… Read More The Importance of Being Baptized in Jesus’ Name