The Church – the universal body of Christ – is a unique institution made up of people rather than materials or mechanisms. Established and sustained by God Himself, the Church acts most like she should when she fulfills the role for which she has been created. The oft-quoted passage at the end of Matthew’s gospel … More Coalescing Churches and Missionaries
What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? As is true of Christian churches, those parishioners of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints may not be aware of or able to articulate every foundational belief of the institution. Like many naïve Christian church attendees, some Mormon temple members might be unable to state … More The “Jesus” of Mormonism
In his devotional “Mornings and Evenings,” Charles Spurgeon wrote his own commentary on the passing of Christians from security and strength to further stability and power. This progression is contrary to much of our natural experience, and Spurgeon acknowledges the same. A runner, for instance, begins with full energy and ends with none; and the … More Strength to Strength in times of Suffering
The so-called Synoptic Problem does not seem to be a problem at all, in the useful sense of the word. It seems to me that a better title for this issue would be the Synoptic Production or the Synoptic Compilation. Yet, the Synoptic Problem it remains, and Clements describes the matter by saying, “Even a … More The Synoptic Problem
Recently, I taught a bible study course through the Galatian epistle and began the first lesson by discussing only the first three words of the text, “Paul, an Apostle…” ‘Who is Paul?’ and ‘What is an Apostle?’ seemed to be two questions that needed to be asked and answered before we could move on to … More To whom was the Letter to the ‘Galatians’ written?
What does it mean to be Lost? Usually, in the context of Christianity, one is not speaking of location confusion when using the term lost. To say, “he is lost,” is to say something other than, “he does not know how to make his way from his home to the church building.” The term lost … More What does it mean to be ‘Lost’?
What do Murder, Marriage, and Monarchy have in common? They all begin with the letter “M” of course… Another thing that they have in common is that they each have captured the attention of millions of people in recent days. The death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman, the Supreme Court ruling … More Right Thinking…