Sony’s Leak and God’s Omniscience

In recent days, Sony Pictures’ computer network was hacked, apparently by a group calling itself the … [Continue Reading]

The Apostle John on “Him Who is From the Beginning”

Twice in 1 John 2, the apostle tells his readers that they know “him who is from the beginning” … [Continue Reading]

A Lesson from a Lost Phone Charger

If you’re like me, your cell phone is like an appendage. People call us, text us, send us Facebook … [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]

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Germain Grisez and Russell Shaw have provided the Christian with a very helpful distinction of … [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]

The Bible Versus Seventh-day Adventism

One of the leading candidates for President of the United States is a prominent member of the … [Continue Reading]

Leave It to the Experts?

A friend of mine (call him Bob) recently told me that, when it comes to religious doctrine, he lets … [Continue Reading]

Naaman and Us

The biblical account of Naaman, the commander of the army of Syria (2 Kings 5:1-14) is a beautiful … [Continue Reading]

What If Apollos Had Said…

The Alexandrian saint named Apollos is a great friend to every Christian. In Acts 18:24-28 we read … [Continue Reading]

How G.C. Brewer Won a Horse and Buggy

(Image from the cover of The Christian Youth 2.11 [October, 1912]). I recently heard an … [Continue Reading]

Campbells on “Campbellites”

Members of the churches of Christ are often referred to as “Campbellites,” because two of the … [Continue Reading]

“Both Stories Can’t Be True”

If you pay attention to the political media, you constantly hear competing narratives, or ways of … [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]

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 Perfect Mediator

One of the sweetest words in the Bible surely is “reconciliation.” Paul wrote that “we also rejoice … [Continue Reading]

When You Go Back to School

I seem to go back to school every fall for at least one course. Not a single semester (or six-week … [Continue Reading]

Revolt in Israel

Numbers 16 and 17 are fascinating chapters. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, along with 250 chiefs of … [Continue Reading]

Lessons from the Life of Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey, better known by the pseudonym “Roe” in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: You Can’t Take it With You

In morality “plays” (whether on stage, in books, or on screen), we often are blessed by clear … [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]

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]

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]

Chipotle v. Work

Christians must be constantly vigilant that they do not think as the enemies of the cross do. As the … [Continue Reading]

On the Seriousness of Sunday School for All Ages

The American philosopher Mortimer Adler says that we make a deep mistake when we identify education … [Continue Reading]

Movie Night: Mildred Pierce

From time to time, I recommend movies that teach valuable lessons for Christians to consider. … [Continue Reading]

The Eye of The Beholder (Part One)

More than once, especially during my teenage years, I told my friends how great I thought some music … [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]

Walmart Hide and Seek

I used to dream of playing hide and seek in a huge store such as Walmart after all its employees … [Continue Reading]

Life in View of Death

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

NY Times: Children Need a Father

In recent years, as The New York Times has glorified the sexual revolution’s redefinition of the … [Continue Reading]

“Until Shiloh Come”

In Genesis 49, we read where Jacob blessed his twelve sons and their families, and prophesied about … [Continue Reading]

“You Can’t Reason Anyone into the Kingdom”?

I recently saw a video in which a prominent New Testament Greek scholar, Dr. Bill Mounce, talks … [Continue Reading]

An Outdated Constitution

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

A Response to Hume on General Revelation

The 18th-century Scottish philosopher David Hume is noted for his empiricism and general skepticism, … [Continue Reading]

Salesmanship and Evangelism

I have recently read the following statements: “Preachers are salesmen, it's part of the job.” “What … [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]

MTD: The “Whatever” Religion

You may be asking, “What is MTD?” MTD stands for “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Sociologist … [Continue Reading]

A Christian Off to College—Excerpt from GUARD (2nd Edition)

My book on spiritual leadership for teenage men is GUARD: Guys Understanding Authority and Real … [Continue Reading]

Four Generations

From time to time we see a photograph that pictures four generations of family members. These … [Continue Reading]

Whose Law Did the Nazis Violate?

Those who argue for the existence of God based on human morality have often cited a particular … [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]

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]

Which Came First: Mother, or Baby?

Those who believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution believe that mankind is the result of a long … [Continue Reading]

Put It To the Test

I recently spoke with a kind lady—call her Susan—who believes that miracles regularly occur in the … [Continue Reading]

Questioning Authority

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

“I feel like…”

Research suggests that the phrase “I feel like” is being used used more and more in American … [Continue Reading]

Kentucky Sports and the Handshakes

One of the most bizarre sports stories I have seen recently carries the following headline: “Bad … [Continue Reading]

Human Life Under Fire

In the Netherlands, euthanasia is a legal way for a person with a terminal physical illness to end … [Continue Reading]

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