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10
Aug

Release the Spirit

The Holy Spirit is undoubtedly the most misunderstood part of the Godhead.  We forget that He is a person, has specific roles in the life of the Christian, and even that He is working when we do not directly see his work.  The Spirit supplements our conscience convicting us of God’s law.  John 14:26 says, …

3
Aug

As the Deer Pants

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:1-2) It is no secret that I dwell on the topic of professing Christians not reading the Bible, but why is …

27
Jul

Lessons from the Desert

When we think of a desert, we think of hot sun, dry weather, and no water; the vary place that you probably do not want to live in for the long term.  God sent the Israelites into the desert wilderness to test their strength.  Would they complain about the lack of water? Yep.  How about …

1
Jan

Resolve to Read the Word

Jesus is king, Lord of lords. We should attend church and preach the Gospel; we all know that we should always be telling all our friends about Jesus and inviting everyone to church and religious social events. The Bible says so, right? Maybe, or maybe not. According to Barna Research Group and American Bible, 81% …

12
Oct

Four Criteria to Evaluate Entertainment

Now that we have discussed a little about why we should be mindful about the things we put in our head and we also talked about two guideposts to keep our perspective, we need to talk about how we can actually evaluate media. This is an expansion to the key points that I wrote in …

15
Sep

No Room at the Inn

Oh, that fateful night when there was no room left at the inn. The Bible does not tell us the length of time that it took Joseph and Mary to travel to Bethlehem for the census. If they joined a caravan, which would have been likely, it probably took them about 4 days. Some speculate …

19
Dec

How Could a Good God Let This Happen?

Bullets echo through the halls of schools, the corridors of malls, and the darkness of theaters. Gun control proponents scream to ‘get guns out of American society!’ and the world breaks into tears wondering why this would happen…again, and then someone, probably an agnostic, asks if there is a Good God, how could He let …

26
Oct

The Christian Response to Halloween

The time of year for Halloween is once again upon us.  For a full detail of the history and some really interesting facts, please visit my article from last year entitled ‘Happy Helloween‘.  Today, I wanted to review some basics and give some thoughts on the Christian response to this time of the year. Origins …

15
Oct

Test of Orthodoxy

I have been thinking of this again as I continue to watch Hells Bells 2 over and over. I think about the old music that I gave up when I became a Christian. I think also of what I still have. Not only the music, but I also examine the movies, games, etc. 2 Thessalonians …