As local churches have wrestled with how to be the church during these past months of this global pandemic, several things have become glaringly clear to me as I’ve worked with my fellow elders at my own church and have taken part in discussions with other church planters and pastors. None of these “revelations” are … Continue reading Rethinking How We Do Church: Lessons from Coronavirus
A while ago, I read a book about a fascinating, godly man named George Muller. George Muller lived in England in the 1830’s during a time of mass poverty. This is the period portrayed in Charles Dickens novels like The Adventures of Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. With virtually no money, Muller decided to … Continue reading Answered Prayer & George Muller
How, when, and where you can best serve in local missions are big questions for many Christians. After all, there’s many ways to serve the Lord, your neighbors, and your city to share the good news of Christ’s love and the Kingdom of God. When thinking about how I could best serve in local missions … Continue reading Finding Your Place to Serve in Local Missions
Other than thought-provoking entertainment, especially when you're stuck in a car, there are three big benefits to listening to the right Christian podcasts: (1) The right podcasts give you access to topnotch Christian scholars and thinkers, and these people have a wealth of experience and knowledge. (2) Even as a former seminary student and an … Continue reading 7 Apologetics Podcasts Worth Giving a Listen
Only two of the four Gospel writers, Matthew and Luke, included anything about Jesus' birth in their narratives. Neither of them tell us the month and day Jesus was born. So, why do Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th? Here are some often-repeated theories: THEORY #1 - As the Roman Empire transitioned … Continue reading Why is Christmas on December 25th?