All Truth Is Relative?


All Truth Is Relative It sounds like a thoroughly contemporary quote by a postmodern philosopher with his feet planted firmly in mid-air. Though this idea of relativism is currently in vogue, it is not a particularly novel way of thinking. In fact, it is a very old, crude, and predictable way for humans to live.... Continue Reading →

How Would You Answer These Ethics Questions?


I have taken a day for study today. One of the things I have been able to finally accomplish is to get a list of paper topics out to my students in Christian Ethics.  I have pasted the paper topics below in the form of propositions, which I expect the students either to defend or... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings tomorrow @CedarGroveBapti


New Beginnings tomorrow @CedarGroveBaptist. We start our overview of God's Word with Genesis.

New Beginnings tomorrow @CedarGroveBapti


New Beginnings tomorrow @CedarGroveBaptist. We start our overview of God's Word with Genesis.

Was Connecticut Shooting God’s Judgment?


Thank you for the responses to the post, Did God Cause the Connecticut Shootings. The responses came mostly through Facebook and other media.  Some thought the article didn’t go far enough. Others thought it went too far. So, let’s consider the objections in these two directions.  First we will consider the objection which says my... Continue Reading →


Here is a post from a fine young man who is fighting for joy in the face of death. I thank God for him and for the way the Lord is breaking his heart and healing it at the same time.

Brain Caffeine

This has been a rough year for me, and in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day, I’ve been contemplating what exactly I am thankful for.  As some of you may know, my fiancé passed away February 5, and this whole year I’ve been struggling to find things for which I can be thankful.  But over

the course of this past week, and my Bible study yesterday morning, I believe I’ve found what I’m thankful for.

In Ephesians 1 verses 15 through 19, Paul goes through how he prays for the church at Ephesus.  I’m not sure why this text struck me in this way; I’ve read it so many times before.  But it did strike me differently. Here is the full text (HCSB):

This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I never stop giving thanks for…

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Is God Always on Israel’s Side? (Part 2)


Earlier, Acts 13:32-39 was quoted, but not in its entirety. When the complete quote is included, we see that the early church proclaimed more than the fact that Christ is the fulfillment of Israel, He is the realization of the Son of God. As such, Christ is also the fulfillment of the kingdom. So, Acts... Continue Reading →

Is God Always on Israel’s Side?


I honestly dislike controversy. I try to avoid it. But the things which matter most to me are always on collision course with the things that others decide are too “controversial” to speak about in polite company.  Marriage, families, protecting babies, and the freedom of religion—all these are important realities which rile abortion supporters and... Continue Reading →

God and Money


What happens when a theologian crosses paths with an economist? It sounds like a bad joke. But the question is pertinent, considering that a new book is on the horizon which combines clear theology with sound economic principles. One of the benefits of attending ETS in Milwaukee was hearing Wayne Grudem defend this thesis: "God... Continue Reading →

Stand Up for Muslim Lawyer


  Christians are not the only courageous people in the world. Here on my blog and at our ministry to the persecuted church (Project 13:3), we often highlight cases of Christian courage, telling the stories of those unwilling to yield their faith in Christ to the threats of police, parents, and employers. Such stories of... Continue Reading →

Dishonorable Killings Continue


I just read this devastating account of a couple in Lahore, Pakistan, who killed their 16 year old daughter because she was talking to a young man. In many Shariah-compliant Muslim communities, parents are driven to kill their children (almost always their daughters) in order supposedly to preserve the honor of the Muslim family. As... Continue Reading →

Religious Liberty Is Important for All Americans


For more than three years now, I have had an unsettling fear that religious liberty in America is on the wane. Turns out, I am not alone. A movement is afoot among state legislatures across the country.  According to Baptist Press, there is a plan in place to have caucuses for religious freedom in every... Continue Reading →

Nope! Jesus Had No Wife. Fragment Is Fake


  About 5 days ago, I posted the news that a gospel fragment was found stating that Jesus had a wife. In that post, I noted how foolish the hype was for insinuating that the fragment was proof of another gospel. Now, it appears my post was correct.  The so-called controversy of the gospel of... Continue Reading →

Did Jesus Have a Wife?


There’s a new controversy a-brewing, and it’s all by design. Professor Karen King is promoting the novel idea that Jesus had a wife.  She has found a fragment—supposedly from the 4th century (though not yet attested)—which contains the line, “Jesus said to them, My wife….” Whether anyone in the 4th century actually wrote that line,... Continue Reading →

3 Steps to Keeping the Internet Under Control


  Edmundo saved the day!  No, there wasn’t a real life or death threat, but we felt like it was an emergency.  We five Americans were stuck on a rural Asian island with no internet and no wi-fi accessibility.  What in the world were we supposed to do—not update Facebook?  But our hotel had pink... Continue Reading →

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