The Gospel of Christ, Not the Gospel of Men—Galatians 1:1-2

Image by Matthew Adam Blair The dream of Christian unity was just that, a dream. From the earliest sources, one thing is quite clear: the Church was not united. THE CHURCH, as in the mystical body of Christ, was and is “one” both with itself and with the Trinity—that seems to be without question. But the unity of the physical church was fractured, even in its earliest stages. This fracture spiraled from one central issue: was Christianity another... Read More

Blogging the Bible: A Grace-Centered Reading Through the New Testament

Image by Lucy Loomis There are few books that have the depth of impact on the human soul as does the Bible. Regardless of reading it over and over again, a freshness emerges in the text each time it’s read. This year I have decided that I am going to blog through the New Testament. I do so mostly for me, as such an endeavor is not new. I will be trying to condense books, chapters and passages into a single thought, challenge, or concentration.... Read More

Why You Might Just Be the One Who is Ignorant: The Bible, Bart Ehrman, and the Ignorance of Christians

A dark and evil enemy lurks in the shadows of truth within the intellectual community. His silver tongue and sniveling lies demean Christ and steal away the faithful from the flock of Christ. If anyone were an imp of Satan, Dr. Bart Ehrman would be one. At least this is how many within the Christian community see this former theology student, Moody Bible Institute graduate, pastor, and threatening critic to the authority of scripture. Dr. Ehrman was... Read More

The Rocks and Road Blocks in Our Path: Church

When I got saved I had no idea what a Christian lifestyle looked like.  I had just graduated from an intensive drug treatment program and Church to me was a bunch of druggies wailing on the guitar, singing songs that kids sing in Sunday School.  There were no discipleship books or prayer services. We weren’t taught missions or how to share the love of Jesus.  We were simply taught about Jesus, and how He could save us from ourselves. As time... Read More

Why Theology Matters: Action Born from Right Understanding

Clearly theology can become a stumbling block if we let it become a purely cerebral thing. If we fall into the trap of pouring all our energy into the intellectual understanding of God’s nature without stepping back to see how that understanding affects the overall picture, then we have completely missed the point. This would be like spending your entire life studying the mathematical relationships and symmetries of your wife’s facial features... Read More

The False-Danger of Misinformation: Why Reading and Studying Contradicting “Truths” Strengthen Our Walks With Christ.

Image by Rob Gallop Like a rotting corpse, decaying from within, the wrong sort of information can destroy a person’s mind and soul. Or at least this is what many Christians have been told. Information can be evil, sprung for the vile imaginations of demons and devils alike. And since this information is demonically inspired, it corrupts and destroys the truth within our souls. Such information, than, should be avoided at all costs. Shun those... Read More

Thoughts on the Torah: The Mystery of Christ and the Use of the Old Testament in the Christian’s Life

Image by Lauren Moore Standing before a dusty old scroll, a mangy and dirty Rabbi quietly unrolled and found the section from which he wished to read. Calmly he began to speak. “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19) Silence... Read More

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