Empathy vs Truth

What’s true? Does it matter? What about love? As a Christian, which should be my greatest concern? Do I have to walk a mile in my neighbor’s shoes before I can tell them they’re a mile off? For folks interested in apologetics, the question can become one of empathy vs …

The Bible is Not a Magic Book

If you’re like me, you were raised with a great deal of respect for the Bible. In fact, many times this respect was misappropriated. I knew that the Bible was God’s Word and that it was powerful and alive. It was efficacious, to use a theological term. It didn’t return …

Defending Christ in a Small Church

Defending Christ in a small church has its difficulties. It is a unique challenge to those who want to see the Church become faithful to her calling to give a reasonable defense for our hope in Christ. There are reasons to be concerned about this problem. One of which is …

Final Judgment Eternal?

Final Judgment Eternal? When I write about the doctrine of Final Judgement or what’s popularly known as Hell, I don’t take it lightly. Just because I’m not going to be there doesn’t mean that it’s a pleasant thing to think about. It is likely that I love people who will …

Perseverance, unfaithfulness, and fear

My fear I am a Calvinist. For some of you I’m positive that when I say that, it brings out negative connotations. For many whose knee-jerk reaction is negative though, you might be surprised how much we have in common doctrinally. One of those important beliefs in which you and …