How Should Western Christians Respond to the Confilict in the Middle East?

My purpose for writing this article is to help American Christians think through their approach to recent and ongoing events in the Middle East involving the nations of the entire region. Most recently I have been watching as western Christians post all kinds of comments, some balanced and some misguided, on social media like they are watching the world cup.…

Jesus and First Fruits: Discover the Hope of New and Eternal Life

The resurrection of Jesus brings hope to the entire world. Discover how the resurrection of Jesus means new life and eternal life for all that would believe in Him. If you need a new life now and wonder about life after death, explore Jesus as the First Fruits of a much greater harvest of people moving from death to life. (Part 3 of 3 in the Passed Over Series)

Jesus and Unleavened Bread: He Removes Your Sin

Even a little sin requires the death penalty in God’s economy. Discover how Jesus, who knew know sin, became sin (leaven) and took the penalty of sin for you. If you are worried about how God will judge your sin, discover the good news that Jesus paid the ultimate price to remove the sin from your life and set you free. (Part 2 of 3 in the Passed Over Series)

Jesus and Passover: He is your Deliverer

For several years now I have been wanting to preach a series called “Passed Over” at Easter. The series describes the fulfillment of the Hebrew Spring Festivals of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. If you need hope, take some time to learn about God’s plan for you to experience new life. (Part 1 of 3)

World Vision, Same-sex couples, and the Gospel

Yesterday World Vision announced their decision to hire gay Christians in legal same-sex marriages citing that change is a symbol of Christian unity, not compromise. See the Christianity Today article here. It is true that World Vision is not a church but a para-church organization. Its mission, however, is unashamedly Christian. The recent statement is not too surprising actually but…

4 Issues SBC Churches will Wrestle with for the Sake of the Gospel in 2014

While much of this article likely pertains to most Bible believing churches especially in the South, Midwest, and Southwest, I am focused specifically on my tribe because I know “us” and understand our particular plight with its own quirks. I am less astute in regards to the particular nuances of other denominational and non-denominational churches and their ability to apply…

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