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March 13, 2019

What’s the Big Deal About Premarital Sex?

“I have had plenty of people say, ‘Well, what’s wrong with sex outside of marriage?’ The answer is the Bible says God invented sex as a way to say to somebody else that I belong completely and exclusively to you. So if you use sex to say something else, you […]
March 6, 2019

Can Marijuana Be Used Medicinally?

“I doubt that we should oppose a regulated medical use of marijuana, controlled by appropriate physician oversight and prescriptions. Many drugs are sold by prescription which, if they were abused, would be even more destructive than marijuana.” John Piper Most Christians agree that it is permissible to use certain narcotics […]
March 1, 2019

Is It Okay to Smoke Marijuana for Fun?

“Drugs will not make one’s problems disappear; they will only delay the onset of having to deal with problems and will often create more problems.” Sean McDowell In my past, I smoked plenty of marijuana, so I get the attraction. Being high feels good, and when life stinks, who doesn’t […]
February 27, 2019

Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin?

The Bible isn’t silent on the issue of drinking alcohol. A simple search and one will quickly see that the Scriptures are replete with advice about alcohol. In a nutshell, the Bible doesn’t condemn drinking, but it does condemn drunkenness. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul writes, “Do not […]
February 20, 2019

Will There Be Sex in Heaven?

Will there be sex in heaven? The short answer is no. But I’ve got some explaining to do, right? Okay, here are a few reasons why there won’t be sex in heaven. First, sex has a setting, a turf, or a milieu. Call it a terrain. And the stomping grounds […]
February 13, 2019

Did God Create the World to Boost His Own Glory?

“Let me be clear that of course, the Bible says it is our obligation to love, praise, and worship God, but this is a very different matter from the suggestion that God worships himself, is deeply worried about whether he has enough glory or not, and his deepest motivation for doing […]
February 13, 2019

God, Who Are You?

At the ripe old age of five, the great thirteenth-century philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas asked his teacher, “What is God?” His teacher was stumped. As a result, Thomas became a theologian to find out for himself. He didn’t think we could answer the question about God’s essence. But he […]
January 14, 2019

Who Made God?

Asking the question, “Who made God?” is like asking, “How did Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata taste?” It just doesn’t fit. The question is a classic category mistake. God wasn’t made and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata can’t be tasted. Adding to this blunder, the famed atheist Bertrand Russell notoriously said, “If everything must […]
January 14, 2019

Does God Exist?

Some questions carry more weight than others. Such is the case with the question, “Does God exist?” People will often contend that God does exist (theism), or He may exist (agnosticism), or He doesn’t exist (atheism). And if it can be shown that He does exist, then the latter two […]