“We have to conclude that a Christian with no passion for the lost is in serious need of self-examination and repentance. Even the atheists have worked this out. Penn Jillette is an avowed and vocal atheist, and one half of the famous comic–illusionist act Penn and Teller. He was evangelized by a polite and impressive […]Read More Penn Jillette on Christian’s who don’t Evangelize
Last week I found myself in New Haven, Connecticut, home to Yale University. One day while walking downtown, I was approached by a man who asked me a very simple question – “Are you Jewish?” I responded, “No I’m not.” And that was pretty much the end of our brief encounter. I kept on walking […]Read More Conversing With a Jewish Man
I came across something not too long ago that really struck me. It involved Christopher Hitchens, one of the most well known atheists in the world up until his death last year and a Unitarian minister named Marilyn Sewell. The following exchange took place near the start of their interview: Sewell: The religion you cite […]Read More Christopher Hitchens and the Myth of Liberal Christianity
In Luke’s Gospel, the passage that immediately precedes the Triumphal Entry account is the parable of the Ten Minas. Jesus began the parable by saying, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, […]Read More The Gagging of God
There is a universal knowledge of God. Every person on the planet has an awareness of the Creator God. Yes, even someone like Richard Dawkins, perhaps the most famous atheist in the world today, knows God. Some of you are unconvinced at this point so allow me to make my case. The apostle Paul writes, […]Read More Everyone Knows God
I will never forget a discussion I was part of while still in seminary. Our professor posed the question for our small group – is Jesus the only way to salvation? If I remember correctly, there were about 10 people in our group and only two answered, “yes” to that question. The sad thing was […]Read More Only One Way?
I don’t often write on the theme of this blog, standing for the truth, even though it is often implied. My main goal in writing is to lift up the name of Jesus and point readers to His saving power. It is my conviction that the more compelled and astonished we are by the beauty, […]Read More Be Strong in the Lord
This past January, Joel Osteen, the pastor of America’s largest church, found himself under the scrutiny of the national media. While being interviewed by Piers Morgan on CNN, Morgan pressed him on the issue of homosexuality. Osteen reluctantly confessed that he believes homosexuality to be a sin. While not known for his doctrinal clarity or […]Read More Homosexuality – the issue Christian’s can’t ignore
“We are dealing with relativism if a person says one of these four things: – There is no objective, external standard for measuring the truth or falsehood of a statement. – There may be an external standard, but we can’t know if there is. – There is an objective standard; we know it is there, […]Read More What is Relativism?
One of my favorite chapters in all of Scripture is Joshua 1. Moses had just died and now the leadership baton had been passed on to Moses’ young associate, Joshua. To say the least, this was no small assignment that Joshua had been given. By this point in time, the Israelites numbered at least 2 […]Read More WHICH SIDE OF TRUTH ARE YOU ON?