In anticipation of a message I’m delivering this Sunday on the end of the world and in response to so much of what I see and hear in some Christian circles, I thought it was significant to repost one of my most read blogs… It’s happening again! A Christian leader has come to imagine himself as having read and understood … Read More
Yesterday’s message explored the promise of Jesus found in Luke 11:10 about asking, seeking and knocking. Check out the outline below, as well as the video of the service. Jesus teaches that there are different kinds of prayer–involving asking, seeking and knocking. Check out here how these kinds of prayer make a practical difference about how you’re approaching God in … Read More
Check out this video of our service at 11AM! We saw a total of 50 people baptized on Sunday morning, most of whom came forward at the end of our services to be take the plunge!
WOW! Check out the powerful worship and the many people who decided to be baptized on the spot on Easter morning! I’m thanking God for what he doing here!
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
One of the myths people tell to try to deny the resurrection of Jesus is that his body was stolen. Almost no scholars actually believe this, and for good reason! The death of nearly all the apostles who would have been in on the conspiracy is one of the strongest arguments against the idea that Jesus’ body was stolen from … Read More
This myth is repeated a lot on the internet. I’ve heard and read all kinds of conspiracy theories (especially on the internet). Osiris. Krishna. Horus. Mithras. Dionysus. Adonis. Just to name a few. As Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, put it, “Nothing in Christianity is original.” So how does one answer these criticisms? For one, these … Read More
This is one of the favorite myths put forth by atheists and skeptics. The fact is no formal historian would agree that the gospels contradict each other. They would say that there may be some disagreement on peripheral details between the gospel accounts, but the core facts are in clear agreement with each other. For example, in 1912, when the … Read More
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
OK. This is a little tricky. Whenever we start talking Holy Trinity, we’re starting to step somewhere beyond the bounds of human logic or rational categories. We’re stepping into the supra-rational. Nonetheless, a good percentage of Christians end up repeating and reinforcing some version of this myth, one way or another. “Jesus was created by his Father.” “Jesus is less … Read More