August 14, 2019

Does the Bible Approve of Polygamy?

While the Bible acknowledges polygamy, it doesn’t approve of it. Every seminary student worth his salt knows that the Bible doesn’t approve of everything it records. That’s Bible 101. The Bible discusses lots of things that is doesn’t permit. And frankly, I’m thankful for that. The Bible is a transparent book. […]
July 24, 2019

Did Love Win in the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage?

On Friday morning, June 26, 2015, my wife and I were sitting on the couch when a breaking news report interrupted our program to inform us that in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court had ruled same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states. Undoubtedly, this decision will become one of […]
July 17, 2019

Does God Approve of Homosexual Behavior?

Homosexuality is no longer an “in the closet” issue. The closet door has swung wide open and the door is completely off the hinges. We are living in the midst of a moral revolution, a revolution accelerating at speeds so fast that it’s hard to even process. This topic deserves […]
July 10, 2019

How Should a Christian Vote?

Voting is a privilege that each of us gets to exercise in this great democracy. But it’s critical that we cast an informed vote. Here are six tips to remember before entering the voting booth. First, remember that no one enters the voting booth alone. As Christians, we should ask, […]
July 3, 2019

Can We Adapt the Bible to Our Tastes?

When it comes to the Bible, we live in a buffet culture whereby people pick and choose what they like and disregard what they don’t. But we can’t chew the meat and spit out the bones as it relates to God’s Word. We do not have the right to shun […]
June 26, 2019

How Do I Study the Bible?

A wise man once said, “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him a meal. Teach a man to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.” I’ve always resonated with that statement. And such a quip applies directly to studying the Bible. Many people are content to depend […]
June 19, 2019

How Do I Discover My Spiritual Gifts?

I’m not sure how you open gifts at Christmas time, but our family’s custom was to first open the presents under the tree and then afterward we could discover what was in our stockings. Spiritual gifts are like stocking stuffers—the added gifts that come subsequent to God’s greatest gift, our […]
June 12, 2019

What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit?

A.W. Tozer, a twentieth-century spiritual sage, famously said, “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference.” Can you say, “Ouch?” Talk about a scary thought. Tozer seems to be on to something […]
June 5, 2019

Who Is the Holy Spirit?

If you want to liven up the conversation with a group of strangers just pose the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit?” That ought to make for an interesting conversation. It’s probably no surprise to you that there’s a lot of abuse done in the name of the Holy Spirit—even […]
May 29, 2019

What Does the Word Begotten Mean?

Begotten. Not a word we use every day. And it certainly didn’t make the trending words list for this year. Nevertheless, begotten is theologically dense. It’s packed full of doctrinal insight. In what is perhaps the most famous verse in all Scripture, we read, “For God so loved the world, […]