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]

Serious Business

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

As I am writing this, LeBron James, currently the greatest basketball player in the world, has opted … [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]

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

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

The Leper’s Prayer

When we study the prayers of the Bible, we learn how to pray (and sometimes how not to pray). The … [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]

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]

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]

“Jesus is Lord,” a Controversial Phrase 

Christians love to say and sing the words “Jesus is Lord,” because the phrase is a summary statement … [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]

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]

An Amazing Experience, Not Biblical Conversion

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

On “Weird” Homeschoolers

I was homeschooled for most years of school up until the time I went to college. I do not worry much … [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]

A Response to Hume on General Revelation

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

How Are You Related to Moses?

There is a great deal of confusion in Christendom about how we are to relate to the Old Testament. … [Continue Reading]

Life in View of Death

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

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]

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]

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]

Plagiarism, for Dummies

The following is a one-man skit I performed in chapel at Faulkner University, probably in early … [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]

What Do You Need?

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

Four Generations

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

Some Things God Wants Us to Learn from Athletics

One of the apostle Paul’s favorite metaphors is that of a competitor in an athletic contest. Paul … [Continue Reading]

Lot’s Choice

We are familiar with Lot’s decision to move to the valley of Sodom. After Lot’s uncle Abram gave him … [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]

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]

Saved “Like the Thief on the Cross”?

The Bible decisively teaches that, in the Christian age, immersion for the remission of sins is … [Continue Reading]

What Will Make Me Happy?

Everybody wants to be happy. The question is, “What will make a person happy?” The book of … [Continue Reading]

Revolt in Israel

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

A Difference of Degree?

At the beginning of The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin argues that the differences in the mental … [Continue Reading]

Training is Not Optional

Christians often emphasize the role of parents in child rearing by saying that the influence of a … [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]

Maybe We Should Switch

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

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]

Does God Have Free Will?

The Bible portrays God as having personal qualities that are both perfect and inalterable. ((Genesis … [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]

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]

Movie Night: Holiday

Contrary to what might seem obvious, many people get the blues around Christmastime not because they … [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]

The Pope’s Confusing Position on Abortion

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

“Until Shiloh Come”

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

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