Category Archives: Personal Growth

Humility

By | 17 Jan 2022

Even casual Bible-readers can quickly detect God’s high regard for the humble. Tragically, many proclaiming themselves “Christian” these days appear to have either glossed over or mentally redacted those passages entirely. Before we get started, the great danger inherent to writing about humility is my being perceived as proclaiming the equivalent of “Humility & How I Achieved It”… Read More »

Double-Minded

By | 31 Dec 2021

My wife and I enjoy watching period movies and TV series. Recently, we stumbled across another British-clergy-as-crime-fighter TV series on PBS called Grantchester. The series takes place during the 1950s and 60s in the eponymous real-life village close to Cambridge University. Its protagonists are an Anglican parish vicar and a hardened police inspector. They develop an unlikely mystery-solving… Read More »

As Much As In Me Is

By | 30 Dec 2021

“In me is working a power stronger than every other power. The life that is in me is a thousand times bigger than I am outside.” —Smith Wigglesworth. “So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.”— Romans 1:15 KJV (emphasis mine) I Have a Lion on the… Read More »

Reflections on Being a Theologue

By | 8 Sep 2021

After reading some of my articles here, the retired founding pastor of the church we once attended labelled me a “theologue.” As we discussed what he meant by the term, he made the following points: Theologues are “watchmen on a wall” called to warn those whom he protects or encounters of the impending dangers of false doctrines and… Read More »

Critical Thinking #5:
My Analysis of That Conversation

By | 7 Jun 2021

After releasing my previous article, I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to write an analysis of Jake’s assertions using the principles I listed and discussed in in the first three parts of this series on Critical Thinking. In obedience, we will now analyze that encounter so you can take that knowledge into any future discussions with Christianity’s… Read More »

Critical Thinking #4:
My Conversation With an Atheist

By | 2 Jun 2021

One could easily assume after almost 50 years of my being a Christ-follower — and having earned advanced degrees in theology to boot! — I would have had more than a few opportunities to interact with dyed-in-the-wool atheists. The truth of the matter is I have had only one such encounter I can remember; it occurred back in… Read More »