The Christian Dispersion

Acts 8:4, Now those who were scattered went about preaching the Word. At this time in Acts, the early Church had grown immensely. After Pentecost, they went from barely any believers to over 3,000 believers who gathered regularly for worship. Things were going well for these early Christians—the apostles were healing and performing other miracles, there…

The (Right) Way

Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Before our religion was given the…

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant

Psalm 78:4, …tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and His might, and the wonders that He has done. Churches today are struggling to reach out to my generation—Millennials. My generation is full of cultural relativistic narcissists. In the attempt to bring more youth into the church, churches often try to make…

Stop Expecting the Secular World to be Christlike

For the last several years, perhaps even decades and centuries, society has been increasingly ignoring and denying the reality of sin. In June 2015, for example, the U.S. Supreme Court ignored the sin of homosexuality and decided to legalise gay “marriage.” Also, instead of giving transgender people the psychological help they need, President Obama wrote…

Reconciling Faith and Reason

This article has been modified to fit the audience of this blog from an essay written for the philosophy course, Christian Apologetics, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Laws of Logic Faith and reason are often thought as being on two opposite sides of the philosophical spectrum. Christianity—indeed, all religions—are often considered to…

Review: The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

This article has been modified to fit the audience of this blog from an essay written for the philosophy course, Christian Apologetics, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Authors: Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona Publisher: Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004 Rating: 5/5 stars Amazon Price: $17.81 Bottom Line In discussions of the resurrection of Christ,…

Review: Why Should I Trust the Bible?

Author: Rev. A Trevor Sutton Publisher: St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016 Rating: 5/5 stars CPH Price: $11.99 Bottom Line Every Christian needs to read this book. Why? To quote from Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry in the foreword, “Absolute truth is a concept inherent to the Christian faith but not much in step with the relativist worldview that is…