• Who Was the Cross For?
  • Constantine the Great: Christian or Pagan? (Paper)
  • Melchizedek, a Type of Christ
  • The Age of Accountability
  • Principles of Conversion: Ownership Brings Activation
  • The Angry God of the Old Testament
  • Why the Death of Jesus?
  • In the Dust of the Rabbi

     

Who was the cross for? It was for mankind. But it was also for God himself.

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Open Theism argues that God does not know the future, but learns as he experiences the unfolding of events. But does the Bible support the argument that God does not have foreknowledge? Come explore the different facets of Open Theism and compare it to what the Bible says about God’s foreknowledge.

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Was Constantine the Great a Christian or a pagan? Explore his conversion to Christianity as well as his Christian and pagan fruits. Was he the hero and champion of Christianity, or its ultimate corrupter?

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Perhaps there is no biblical figure more mysterious than Melchizedek. Mentioned less than a handful of times in the Bible, Melchizedek has fascinated Bible readers for centuries. Who is he, exactly, and why is he so significant? How does he foreshadow Jesus’ ministry, a “typology” of Christ?

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A popular statistic says nearly 85 percent of people who make a decision for Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14. But how young is too young? And is there an age that is right for a child to become a Christian? When does a child reach the age of accountability where, in God’s eyes, he needs a savior?

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What kinds of things need to happen in someone’s conversion to Christianity? It might sound strange to ask such a question, but one look at the state of the church today and it just might be the right question to be asking.

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Is the God of the Old Testament unjust, immoral, bloodthirsty, too strict, or just downright mean? Or is there something else at play that answers why we sometimes struggle with seeing him this way?

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Why the Death of Jesus?

October 29, 2012 — 1 Comment

Why the death of Jesus? Was it simply the greatest mistake in all of human history, or was something else going on? Did Jesus really have to die? Couldn’t God have found another way? What does Jesus’ death reveal about our great God and our relationship to him?

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One of the top 10 Christian bloggers, Frank Viola, has posted a very interesting challenge for Christians to try to answer. Following is his proposed scenario, with a specific question to answer (highlighted in red) after said scenario. My response then follows his question. Got it? Good, then check it out…

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In the Dust of the Rabbi

July 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

I love the phrase “in the dust of the Rabbi.” It is so foreign to our 21st century ears, but so important to understand today. It’s where you want to be. And when you see where that is, if you haven’t already, you will want to get there as soon as possible. You will want to live there. In fact, I am going to encourage you to do just that. And what may sound even more extreme—once you are there you will wonder how you ever viewed your Christianity any other way. It is that powerful.

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