The Case for the Christ: Resurrection and Jewish Transformation

While it is well known that people question the divinity of Jesus, ((E.g., “Jesus Seminar Phase 3: … [Continue Reading]

A Husband’s Eulogy for His Wife

Monty Williams is a former NBA basketball player and currently an assistant coach with Oklahoma City … [Continue Reading]

The Golden Rule and Abortion

Because we currently are in a national election cycle, the issue of elective abortion is again in … [Continue Reading]

You’re a Soul Man (Seriously)

In school, I am studying about the soul and how it relates to the body. While most of the things I’m … [Continue Reading]

March Madness: A Fundamental Lesson

I haven’t watched much college basketball this season (I’m more interested in the NBA). When I tuned … [Continue Reading]

Ignorance and Belief in Miracles

Christianity is a historical religion founded on supernatural events (Acts 2:22-24; 1 Corinthians … [Continue Reading]

“I want God, but not organized religion!”

Sometimes a person will express the following sentiment: “I want to have a good relationship with … [Continue Reading]

Roy “Wrong Way” Riegels

This week marks the end of the 2016 college football bowl season. After Monday night, there will … [Continue Reading]

What Do You Need?

College football has just concluded its recruiting season, and the NFL Draft Combine is a little … [Continue Reading]

The Devil’s Entertainment

Americans spend more money on the lottery than on any other form of “leisure.” (("How much do … [Continue Reading]

Lads to Leaders and Spiritual Growth

A congregation that is close to my heart will be initiating its participation in Lads to Leaders in … [Continue Reading]

The Son of David

In the very first verse of the New Testament, Jesus is called “the Son of David” (Matthew 1:1). … [Continue Reading]

The Bible and Doping in Sports

In sports there is sometimes a desire to win at practically all costs. Drugs employed by athletes … [Continue Reading]

On the Hot Seat

There are always coaches who are “on the hot seat,” or in danger of losing their jobs. Sometimes a … [Continue Reading]

The Virgin Birth and Isaiah 7:14

Sometimes it is suggested that the virgin birth of Jesus is not very important, and that we don’t … [Continue Reading]

Are You In or Out?

It is an incomparably weighty matter to be either in Christ or outside of Christ. In fact, the most … [Continue Reading]

What Do Rich People Buy?

J.J. Watt is the defensive end for the Houston Texans football team who recently signed a six-year, … [Continue Reading]

Keep Score!

I didn’t play t-ball as a kid (I was always more interested in basketball than baseball). So when I … [Continue Reading]

An Introduction to Bible Inspiration

This post is in the form of a sermon I preached recently in Columbia, South Carolina. The sermon is … [Continue Reading]

The Pope’s Confusing Position on Abortion

Catholicism has been known for its opposition to elective abortion. The Catholic church has stood … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: High Noon

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one … [Continue Reading]

Questioning Authority

One of the basic principles introduced to students of philosophy is that it is important to question … [Continue Reading]

Basketball, Brooklyn, Blatche, and the Bible

It seemed the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA were going to be one of the top teams in the Eastern … [Continue Reading]

“I could probably do something else, but. . . .”

Preaching is important because it is the process through which God has chosen to convey the grace of … [Continue Reading]

Is it Possible to Love the Sinner and Hate His Sin?

The answer is yes. I have heard it said that it is impossible to love and hate at the same time. … [Continue Reading]

Prayer from the Belly of a Fish

Jonah was the hesitant prophet. He had a hard time wanting the Ninevites to be saved. The Ninevites … [Continue Reading]

What’s Wrong?

In articles about ethics, I will sometimes discuss what makes actions right or wrong. There is … [Continue Reading]

Maybe We Should Switch

One of the consequences of failing to take the Old Testament seriously is the loss of the valuable … [Continue Reading]

There are No “Church of Christers,” and One Person is Not “a Church of Christ”

We must think and speak in biblical ways (Philippians 4:8; 1 Peter 4:11). One important instance of … [Continue Reading]

Mudskippers Teach Us about God’s Design

The animal kingdom is full of astounding examples of God’s design and creative power. One of my … [Continue Reading]

What the Devil Wants Us to Do

Dr. Thomas B. Warren, the great Christian preacher and philosopher, once preached a sermon about the … [Continue Reading]

An Outdated Constitution

Imagine that anthropologists discovered a constitution put in place by a society that occupied our … [Continue Reading]

He Got His Chops in Church

I have been enjoying coaching debaters from my local congregation as they prepare for the mock … [Continue Reading]

The Air that Johnny Manziel Signed

As a college football fan, I sometimes come across headlines that are hard to believe. Sometimes … [Continue Reading]

Loving the Law

One of the traditionally American personality traits is independence. The desire for freedom from … [Continue Reading]

“Back to Christ”?

The devil is deceptive. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and endorses “lying wonders” (2 … [Continue Reading]

A.G. Freed on Doubt

Not long ago, I spoke to a group of teenagers and youth leaders on the subject of apologetics. I … [Continue Reading]

Serious Business

Some say that we Americans take sports too seriously. This is probably true in one sense and … [Continue Reading]

God’s Compassion in the Old Testament

Some prominent figures in the history of philosophy, such as Hegel and Spinoza, have said roughly … [Continue Reading]

A Pyramid Scheme

Those of us who are engaged the Restoration Movement are opposed to all man-made creeds and manuals … [Continue Reading]

“I’ve been taught not to question those things.”

Philosophers disagree about how to define philosophy. Is it a turn of mind, a professional field, a … [Continue Reading]

God is Not Mocked

Does anyone really try to mock, ridicule, or sneer at God? It must be a real temptation for some to … [Continue Reading]

A Lesson from My Grandfather: “He Knows Better than That”

Not long ago I was talking with my grandfather, Gary Colley, about my concern regarding a preacher … [Continue Reading]

Watergate and Evidence for Christ’s Resurrection

Skeptics of Christianity must somehow explain the empty tomb without admitting that anything … [Continue Reading]

Five Great Lessons from the Book of Ezra

The late gospel preacher Frank Dunn, in his book Know Your Bible, noticed five great lessons from … [Continue Reading]

The Tragedy of Post-Christian Culture; The Opportunity of Pre-Christian Culture

I do not remember the first time I heard someone say that Western society represents a … [Continue Reading]

An Amazing Experience, Not Biblical Conversion

Many people in religion give lip-service to the Scriptures, but in reality guide themselves purely … [Continue Reading]

The Real Solution to Gun Violence

In the wake of the recent shooting at Umpqua College, political pundits are discussing various … [Continue Reading]

Life in View of Death

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, in his famous Meditations, wondered at the fact that death … [Continue Reading]

The Host of Heaven

The phrase “the host of heaven” occurs often in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament. You will … [Continue Reading]

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