Determine Truth

This site endeavors to wrestle with Jesus, the Scriptures, the proclamation of the kingdom of God, the call and mission of the Church as bearers of the kingdom, and the challenge of living in the 21st century.

Too often we think we have it all figured out. I know I used to think so. Then I realized that everything I believed in was itself the result of a worldview that was in large measure foreign to Jesus and Scripture.

After years of following Christ, I realized that I had placed God in a box. It was a nice box. I had made it just for Him. And it had everything He needed. There was only one problem. God doesn’t fit in boxes. We might. But He doesn’t. This was quite a shock for me.

At the same time, this was also quite liberating! I soon learned to become okay with it. God, after all, transcends everything. So why should I expect that He could fit into my box?

Unfortunately, we tend to simply accept the interpretation of the day; whether it be on a social, political, economic, ethical, or theology, or [fill in the blank here], issue. We do so, however, often unaware of the assumptions that lie behind our convictions. Yet, we hold to them. Tenaciously. Sometimes viciously.

What I hope to do through this site is to explore questions of truth and theology in order to determine (hence, the name “determinetruth”) what the biblical worldview was and how this affects our understanding in relation to many matters today. I am not suggesting that everything I determine here is the truth. I am merely suggesting that we must constantly wrestle with determining what is the truth.

So, I ask that you join me as we wrestle with Jesus, the Scriptures, the proclamation of the kingdom of God, the call and mission of the Church as bearers of the kingdom, and the challenge of living in the 21st century.