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...
Choosing The Best Things

Choosing The Best Things

Do you focus your time and attention on the best things? One of the most challenging aspects of intentionally developing our faith is learning to choose how we spend our time. Our time is a precious commodity, and in many ways is the most valuable resource that we...
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...