21 Myths: Jesus is Just a Legend

Robby Bradford21 myths, apologetics, Christian origins, early Christianity, gospels, Jesus Christ, New Testament, resurrection0 Comments

One way or another people sometimes make this claim while trying to deny the historicity of Jesus and the resurrection. It was just a legend.  Jesus died and then legends about him arose later, and that was where we get the gospels and Paul’s letters. The problem with this is that we have eyewitnesses reports (that go back to the … Read More

21 Myths: Jesus’ Resurrection is all the Resurrection There Is

Robby Bradford21 myths, Christianity, death, doctrine, early Christianity, eschatology, heaven, Jesus Christ, Judaism, judgment day, life after death, New Testament, resurrection, theology0 Comments

A lot of Christians in the 21st century, it seems, have lost touch with the ancient, New Testament idea of the resurrection.  Many Christians are mystified by the teaching of the New Testament about resurrection, assuming that arriving in spirit in heaven is the end of blessed existence.However, ancient Judaism (Jesus and the apostles and much of the earliest church … Read More

Cremation & Christian Burial

Robby Bradford31 questions, Bible, cremation, death, early Christianity, Q Sunday, Question and Answer, rites of passage, rituals2 Comments

Here is #8 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here!  Q #8:  What does the Bible say about cremation? A:  This question asks something I am sometimes asked by families who are planning the memorial of their relatives. In the ancient world, Romans … Read More

UNITED: How to Have a Good Church Fight

Robby BradfordActs, Church life, community, conflict, conflict resolution, confrontation, discipleship, early Christianity, ecclesiology, First Assembly Community Ministries, interpersonal conflict, New Testament, unity, wisdom0 Comments

Last Sunday’s message picked up the early church’s story of conflict found in Acts 15 and led us to a very helpful system for dealing with conflict in the church today. Few messages are filled with the kind of practical, concrete plan this one is.  Enjoy!

UNITED Outline Week 2

Robby Bradfordcommunity, conflict, conflict resolution, early Christianity, forgiveness, interpersonal conflict, New Testament, preaching, Sunday message series, Sunday morning, teaching, unity0 Comments

In case you missed this morning’s services, here is the outline from today’s message.  Next week, we’ll walk through the powerful words of Romans 14 given to the weak and the strong that have everything to do with how to maintain unity. UNITED:  How to Have a Good Church Fight BIG IDEA:  Resolving conflict biblically is the well-handled skill of … Read More

A Christian Response to the Killing of Osama bin Laden

Robby BradfordAssemblies of God, Christianity, discipleship, early Christianity, Jesus Christ, Osama bin Laden, pacifism, Question and Answer, war, war on terror3 Comments

I perceive a divided opinion among Christians over the killing of Osama bin Laden.  Some Christians are thrilled at the news that bin Laden is dead at the hands of American special forces.  Other Christians believe the proper response is almost mourning, as bin Laden has been sent, almost certainly, to a Christ-less eternity. Perhaps I am foolish to try … Read More