Is The Church Full of Hypocrites?

Is The Church Full of Hypocrites?

Hypocrisy is a real charge leveled against Christians. We must take it seriously since Jesus himself made the charge against the religious leaders of his day as we see in places like Matthew 23:13-31. So let’s face the charge head-on. What if it is true?  Can it be...
The Bible and Slavery?—Part II

The Bible and Slavery?—Part II

In our last blog, we began to see how slavery in Biblical times was different than the slavery we think of in American history; it was economic, not racial.  We also saw how the Bible never affirmed slavery but taught believers in the Middle East culture of that day...
The Bible and Slavery?—Part I

The Bible and Slavery?—Part I

One of the questions used to confront Christianity these days centers on the claim that the Bible teaches slavery.  From inside the church, the claim is made by those who do not want to accept one Biblical teaching or another. “Well the Bible teaches slavery so we do...
Jesus Displays Truth

Jesus Displays Truth

A Pastor was once given a pie by a parishioner.  It was bad. After one taste by the family members, it was quickly tossed in the garbage.  But a few days later, as you would expect, the parishioner asked how he liked the pie. He responded, “A pie like that does not...
Freedom or Autonomy

Freedom or Autonomy

I would like to share with you a word that some of you may not be familiar with, but it is one that has become very important in our world.  I want to share this word with you because it has a distant cousin which is used often. These two words, or at least their...

Jesus as the Only Way, Part 2

The issue of the deity of Jesus is a central aspect of the debate over claiming that he is the only way to God.  We seem to often overlook the simple connection that if Jesus is God, then he is the only way because he is also the destination.  You can get to...