Issues of the Soul Part 1: What is the Soul?

Some of my favorite verses in the Bible are passages that talk about the soul. For example: “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God…” (Psalms 42:1-2, 5 NASB). Another favorite is Psalms 103 that reads, “Bless the […]

The Battle of Busy – How to Avoid Ministry Burnout

I’m addicted to being busy, or at least I was. I’m currently in a process of recovery. It’s an aspect of both my personality and my approach to ministry over which the Holy Spirit has been convicting me. In order for you to understand the depth of this struggle in my life, let me provide […]

Hell, That’s Not Fair

The idea of a real place called Hell makes a lot people uncomfortable. It can also be a very personal and emotional subject, and has recently received a lot of attention from differing perspectives in books like Love Wins by Rob Bell and Erasing Hell by Francis Chan. While I do recognize the precarious nature of […]

Understanding Jesus – Part 3

Don’t miss out on the first two parts of this series. For our final installment we’ll look at some specific examples of the human and divine natures of Christ in the incarnation and we’ll also look at the self-consciousness of Jesus. Some Careful Distinctions Regarding the Incarnation 1. Jesus’ human nature – Ascended to Heaven […]

Understanding Jesus – Part 2

We have already covered the aspects of Christ’s humanity and divinity. For that discussion you can see part one of Understanding Jesus. In history there were also examples of wrong teaching regarding the incarnation. As we endeavor to accurately understand the incarnation of Christ, it can be helpful to look at what it is not. So, we […]

Understanding Jesus – Part 1

While this post is not meant to be an exhaustive discussion on the deity and humanity of Jesus, it will hopefully bring some clarity on how to understand the God-man. Wayne Grudem writes, “Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man in one person, and will be so forever” (529). There is a lot of […]

Understanding the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity is challenging. God is unique and as a result, no analogy is equally comparable. As a result, there may be times while attempting to understand the Trinity, when we will feel comprehension eludes us. This can be rather frustrating. In reality though, what sort of God would God be, if in our […]

Well, It’s True For Me – Moral Relativism Part 3

For the preceding discussion on this topic, please see parts one and two. So far we have covered the different aspects of moral relativism. We will turn now to the opponent of ethical relativism, objective morality, to see what stability in understanding it can offer. This is not the first time in history that a […]

Well, It’s True For Me – Moral Relativism Part 2

For the preceding discussion on this topic, please see part one. When we left off last time, we saw that individual subjectivism failed in every way. Now we must examine the other vein of moral relativism, conventionalism. Conventionalism is the second form of relativism; and on this view morality is attached to culture. Thus, it […]

Well, It’s True For Me – Moral Relativism Part 1

In addition to the challenge of balancing classes, jobs and the new-found freedom that comes with college life, many Christian students, upon entering a secular university, find it difficult to defend their worldview as well.  Is everything relative? Is it close-minded and judgmental to believe in truth that is true for everyone? Can something be […]