Conversing With a Jewish Man

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 […]

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The Gagging of God

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, […]

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Everyone Knows 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, […]

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Only One Way?

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 […]

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Be Strong in the Lord

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, […]

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What is Relativism?

“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, […]

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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 […]