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 »
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he in behavior… — Proverbs 23:7a AMP In my humble opinion, the two most crucial questions any human being can answer for themselves are these: Who am I? What is the purpose of my existence? The answers to these salient questions are foundational to every one of our other thought processes and… Read More »
Tomorrow, we celebrate the most significant event during the entire panoply of human history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his substitutionary death on the cross. Every other founder of every other world religion has a grave someplace where their decaying corpses still reside. Not so with our Lord — His grave is empty!
One of the poster-children of the anti-prosperity crowd is an internationally-famous-within-Christendom Calvinist theologian, pastor, and published author named John Piper. He is considered a theological titan among Calvinists. He is the founder and teacher of desiringgod.org, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, pastor emeritus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a Council member of the Calvinist website The Gospel Coalition.… Read More »
In this installment, I would like to offer some personal observations contrasting each side of this debate. Pro-Prosperity We believe God is a good God and always gives us good gifts and it is Satan — not God — who is stealing, killing, and destroying in the lives of believers and non-believers alike. We are prone to fight… Read More »
A few nights before I wrote the original version of this article, I viewed a 2-part, 4-hour documentary on the History Channel covering the 1st through 3rd crusades of the 9th and 10th centuries. In viewing this, the perfidy and apostasy of Roman Catholicism continues to astound and appall me. Centuries of bloodshed were instigated based upon a… Read More »