Was Jesus a Coward?

This question was sincerely asked by a friend who was not trying to by funny or sacrilegious. He had made an observation from scripture and had an earnest question.  I am drawn to earnest questions, regardless of how outlandish or edgy they may sound.  In fact, I relish those inquiries. Here is how my friend’s question […]

Is Masturbation a Sin?

This question was recently posed, and because it is a sensitive subject I thought this blog might be a good place to discuss a response. It’s a question that a lot of people have probably wondered about, but didn’t know who to ask. Although I’m not an authority on what God wants, I do have […]

Evolution vs Creation

Among my many interests is the ongoing debate between Evolution and Creation.  As a matter of fact, a few years ago I had the opportunity to participate in a televised discussion on this topic. I represented the Creation point of view, while the Evolution position was represented by a local biology teacher.  (Click here to […]

What About Jesus’ Truth Claims?

In my previous article, I discussed briefly how not all religions can be true when making competing truth claims.  For example, if Islam claims that Jesus cannot forgive sins on his own, but Christians claim he can, then either the Muslim is correct and the Christian is wrong, or the Christian is correct and the Muslim […]

You Can’t Be a Christian and Do That!

We’ve probably all seen stuff like this posted on Facebook: You can’t claim to be a Christian and be pro-choice! or You can’t claim to be a Christian and vote Democrat! or You can’t claim to be a Christian and support gay marriage! Now, even though I consider myself staunchly pro-life and have strong conservative values, […]

Did Christianity Borrow From Other Religions?

This is not an original question. As a matter of fact, it was first asked by French Enlightenment thinkers, Constantine Francois Volney (1757-1820) and Charles Dupuis (1742-1809).  Then the first academic advocate was 19th century historian and theologian Bruno Bauer (1809-1882). [i] These men suggested a theory that the story of Jesus, as found in the […]

The Four Blood Moons and September 28th

I had no intentions of blogging about this topic. However, within the past week I have had several people worriedly ask me my opinion about the four blood moons and fast approaching Sept 28, 2015. Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to those who follow my blogs to explore this topic with me. If […]

Was Kim Davis Wrong Or Right?

Before you register an answer, take the time to read this blog to fully understand the question. An inspiring and interesting news story has been sweeping the headlines.  Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, had refused to issue marriage licenses from her county office after the Supreme Court ruled allowing same sex marriages.  She was jailed for that refusal.  However, at […]

Are We Adopted By God or Born Into His Family?

This can seem confusing.  Paul writes that we Christians have been “adopted” into God’s family (see Eph. 1:4-5 & Gal 4:5).  Yet, we remember that Jesus told Nicodemus that we must be “born again” (John 3:3).  So, which is it?  Are we born into God’s family or are we adopted into God’s family?  Are we […]

Can A Christian Remarry?

This is one of the most frequently-asked questions that comes my way in ministry. It is generally asked because of something Jesus said in Mark 10:11, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.” That passage seems pretty straightforward. And, if we had no other passage dealing with the subject, then we would […]