Podcast Launch Update: November 2
At long last, I’m excited to announce the new podcast launch date! The first episode will be available the early morning of Tuesday, November 2.
Is God Impartial to Everyone or Only to Christians?
The Kingdom people, followers of Christ who submit to the authority of God’s Word, should never show favoritism in the church. This raises the question: what about those who are outside the church? Well, we may want to answer this with another question: is our God impartial to everyone or only to those who are members of God’s household?
How Do We Deal with Painful News?
One of the sisters who attends our church had been battling cancer for five years, and now she has been told that this is it. She has been sent to hospice. This wonderful sister in the Lord was not bitter that her life is being cut short, but she was grieving over the fact that her expected departure from this world will break her children’s hearts.
Eternally Safe & Secure in Christ: Calvinism vs. Dispensationalism
Both Calvinists and Dispensationalists believe that the Christian is eternally secure in Christ. However, these two groups have different understandings of biblical faith, and which kind of faith is associated with our security in Christ. Pastor and dispensational theologian Charles Stanley believes that a saving faith might not be one that endures.
New Things Ahead: Accepting a Senior Pastorate
It goes without saying that if church leadership is healthy, the church will be healthy, and when the church is healthy, they follow Christ. Whenever change comes, they lean on Christ in and through the change.
Can We Trust a Historically False Document To Be Theologically Accurate?
Without historical accuracy I would not be able to study the passage of the scriptures that is presented to me with theological accuracy. My theological understanding begins by examining a portion of the scriptures in its historical context.
What Is Biblical Theology and Its Relationship to the Other Disciplines?
What would happen to a church or denomination that does not actively learn or apply biblical and systematic theology to its teaching ministry? Has this happened to your church or denomination?
Journal Article Review: Theological Atomism by Charlton William
Even though understanding the small can help one to understand the larger, this does not mean that the individual represents society.
The Multisite Church Is No Longer a Church Model
Before one forms an opinion on whether the multi-site church movement is biblically accurate or not, it is imperative to establish the definition of a church.
Mother’s Day: Finding Strength in a Nightmare in Pakistan
My sister in-law told us to gather only what we needed, as all six of us would need to pile into a tiny car and escape the center as soon as possible. This was the moment that my nightmares became real. I had all of ten minutes to dress my two boys. Would we be able to return? Was this for a day or forever?
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