They say the Christian life is a life filled with joy. But what about when we don’t feel joy?
When we ponder the divine claims of Christ the one we often pay no mind to is the usage of the name “Abba, Father” for God by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Could this name give us a profound insight into Jesus’ mission and identity?
The heart of Christian theology centers around the person of Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says that if we would confess and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, died on the cross for our atonement, and rose from the grave, we would be saved. However, before we can begin to defend the truth of the Christian faith we need to first ask if Jesus really was who He and His followers said He was.
If God is omniscient then He knows everything you and I are going to do in the future. But if God knows everything we’re going to do in the future then how are we free to do otherwise? Is there any way we can answer this paradox?
In all of Christian teaching, I do not believe there is a more disliked instruction than to “Love your enemies as yourself.” But what does it mean to love our enemies and forgive those who come against us?
If the laws of the OT have been superseded in Jesus Christ, does it follow that God changed His mind about which laws should be followed? How we do reconcile the changing of the law if God is the same yesterday, today, and forever?
In the Gospel of John Jesus tells His disciples that they will go on to perform works even greater than His. Is Jesus telling His followers that they will perform miracles that will surpass His own?
Critics of the Christian faith have noted that, in a number of passages, the Bible encourages blind faith and anti-intellectualism. Are the critics interpreting the Bible rightfully or have they merely jumped the gun?
As the new year rolls around many of us are beginning to wonder what 2019 has in store for us. Do you fear what’s ahead? If so, let’s step into the new year with a fresh view on the nature of faith.
As Christmas edges closer and the year begins to close its curtains we should be reminded of an important virtue that seems to have been forgotten in the church: Gratitude.
When we talk about putting God first in our lives, what exactly do we mean? Do we seek God first and everything else later?
It’s an oft-repeated myth among a handful of fundamentalists. Was Satan the composer and orchestrator of music and worship in heaven?
A debate I’ve come to be aware of recently is the question of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Do we receive the Spirit when we are saved or do we receive it later?
How does one fall in love with God? What if you don’t feel any emotional bond to Him? Does that mean you aren’t in love with Him or you aren’t a Christian?
During Jesus’s final few hours on the cross we find Him handing the care of His mother, Mary, to John, the beloved disciple. But didn’t Jesus have brothers? Did He forget about them or was there another reason for His decision?