Apologetics Jesus

Mary’s Acquittal

The other day, our men’s group was faced with a difficult question. What evidence do we have that Mary was actually a virgin when she conceived Jesus? The accusation was that Mary may have made up the story to avoid being stoned because that context, sleeping around was punishable by death. We had about three […]

Apologetics Tolerance

Construction at Chick-fil A

Today, my wife, my daughter, and I were going through the drive-thru at Chic-fil A. I had a hankering for a milk shake after a shoe shopping experience and this busy little, Christian friendly restaurant was on the way. The selection from the menu was short and sweet, a small, strawberry shake, so we were […]

Depravity Theology

I’m a Chronic Thief

I confess. I’m a chronic thief. Almost everyday, something inside of me, something irresistible, drives me to steal. It’s as if I’m unaware of my looting. In fact, unless I consider my previous actions and motives, I usually excuse myself from any wrongdoing. It’s as if I do it and don’t even realize I’ve done […]

Grace Theology

WHAT IS GRACE?

5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— Ephesians 2:5 (ESV)   What makes Christianity different from all the other religions of the world? Years ago that very question was discussed at a conference. Some of the participants argued that Christianity is unique in […]