WWUTT: What is God’s Will for Your Life?

What is God's will for your life? Well the Bible says: Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Not the answer you were looking for?That's probably because what you actually want is to have your fortune told.Many ask about the will of God as though it's the Christian equivalent of ”wishing upon a star”. When they talk about God's will for their life, what they're probably talking about is the hopes and dreams they hav … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Jesus is the Firstborn of All Creation?

Colossians 1:15 says that: Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Now, there are many we've interpreted, “firstborn of all creation,” to mean that Jesus is the first being created by God.The Mormons teach He is the literal offspring of “Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother” (also, literally the brother of Satan).The Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is the Archangel Michael.However, the very next verse says: He is the image of the invisible Go … [Read more...]

5 Minutes in Church History: Feathery Christians

What is a "feathery Christian"? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols explains the significance of the great Puritan pastor Thomas Watson.Have you ever heard of “feathery Christians”? It’s a line from a book by Thomas Watson. Here’s what Charles Haddon Spurgeon had to say about the book: “Thomas Watson’s Body of Practical Divinity is one of the most precious of the peerless works of the Puritans and those best acquainted with it prize it most. Watson was one of most … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Shack vs. the Bible?

The Shack, a novel by William Paul Young, has sold over 20 million copies and has been made into a feature film. It's about a man whose daughter was murdered, leading him to ask why a loving God would allow such evil. He goes back to the place where she died and meets God as a woman who goes by “Papa”, the Holy Spirit (also a woman) and Young’s version of Jesus.Though The Shack is fiction, it teaches unbiblical ideas Young said he believes about God. “The Shack is theology. But it is a theol … [Read more...]

Reasonable Faith Podcast: Dr. Craig’s Newest Book, “God Over All”

Knowing about abstract objects is not only fascinating but crucial in understanding much of theology. Dr. Craig discusses what's in his new book. [display_podcast]KEVIN HARRIS: I love the smell of a new car and the smell of a new book. Bill, you've got one: God Over All.DR. WILLIAM LANE CRAIG: Which is not a car!KEVIN HARRIS: It is not a car; it is a book. It is from Oxford Press. It is hot off the press, as well. Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism – a project of yours for … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Religious Freedom and SOGI Laws

When it comes to religious freedom, we face two equal and opposite temptations. But neither will do in the face of our current challenges. [display_podcast]Here on BreakPoint we often talk about the ongoing struggle between religious freedom and so-called “sexual freedom.” Today, religious freedom, though clearly established in the Bill of Rights, often loses. Sexual freedom is on the march and seems to be taking no prisoners.The latest flash point in this struggle is so-called SOGI law … [Read more...]