Our walk with Jesus starts small and then it matures. Or at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. As the Apostle Paul writes, “when I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”… Continue reading Why Can’t Christians Love God? What The Modern Church Isn’t Teaching Us
Often, skeptics will claim there’s no need to worship the God of the Bible. After all, why believe in a God who is petty, vengeful and mean spirited? Indeed, many non-Christians object to Old Testament “atrocities” as barbaric and horrific. And they use this to prove Christians are morally stupid and should be ignored. In… Continue reading Why Would the God of the Old Testament Command the Hebrews To Conquer Their Neighbors and Kill Every Last Man, Woman and Child? How Could a Good God Ever Do Such a Thing?
This blog is meant for both Christians and non-Christians. Christians need to know they vastly underestimate God’s grace and love for those who don’t know Jesus. God bends over backwards to save the lost sheep and to reach those who reject Him. He is far more compassionate and zealous for them than we can ever… Continue reading Do People Go To Hell If They Don’t Know Jesus? What about Those Who Never Heard of Him?
Ever wonder if we’re becoming more or less like Jesus? Or what it means in our day to day life to be a “mature” Christian? I’ve always been a big fan of the practical. Fluffy pie in the sky theology just won’t do it for me. And if you’re like me in this, you too… Continue reading What Does Maturing in Jesus Really Look Like?
Explains how to love your neighbor in practical ways, including your overseas colleagues.
Want to be a cheerful giver? Here’s how to give with joy and to God’s delight!
Christians like to think they’re good people. But deep down many of us wonder if we can ever be good enough. After all, God is perfect. God is holy. And God has standards. As stated by the apostle John, anyone who says they have no sin is a liar. And so we’re left with a… Continue reading Finding Jesus at the Dollar Store
As a young Christian, I’d tighten up my sphincter whenever a pastor talked about giving. I wrongly thought giving was all about providing financial support for obscure church programs or distant overseas missions in Africa. True givers were those who always volunteered in the church nursery, or sacrificially dolloped mashed potatoes at an inner city… Continue reading Be Cheap On Things, But Lavish On People (How To Delight In Giving)
(A Letter To Ron) I’ve been thinking about whether Jesus likes us or not? We know the Bible says Jesus loves us. But sometimes that’s hard to understand. After all, God is holy. God is all powerful. God is eternal. His ways are not our ways… So maybe His love is something totally beyond our… Continue reading Does God Like Us?
(A letter to Ron) Love is more than receiving or giving to receive. But what does love look like? I like the idea of having a working definition. So I can know when I’m loving, or only fooling myself. This is very important. We both want girlfriends. And eventually wives. So how do we love… Continue reading Love Defined