February 6, 2023

I want you to think about your job… When was the last time you enjoyed work? Was it today? Yesterday? Months ago? Years? Working hard and doing well at our job no matter how mundane it can be may sound like a tall order. Customers seem to always be right no matter how much we plead to our bosses. The supply seems to never meet the demand. We sweat and toil for tips in our service. Some of us make... Read more

January 18, 2023

It’s Difficult Writing About Gender and Sexuality… The reality is that one wrong word, phrase, sentence, or idea can get me booted off of a platform very easily. One wrong movement can get me labeled a bigot, a transphobe, or worse. Perhaps there is something in our culture behind this. But at rock bottom as a Christian, I know that the world is broken, that people struggle with brokenness in any way shape or form, and that there are some... Read more

January 11, 2023

In the Last Article… I introduced the idea of the Self. We all have different identity markers. I am a youth director, a husband, a former football player (High School mind you) and a great video game player. Maybe you have something that you identify yourself with that has become identity markers. This is fine and golden as long as we understand that there is a deeper foundation to our identity. My fear is that our culture’s basis for identity... Read more

December 30, 2022

Have you ever considered the question: “Who am I?”  The foundation of this question, perhaps, is a desire for affiliation. We desire to be able to see a world with our place in it. Whether we pursue the art of academia as a student and hopefully attain the title “College Graduate”, or we pursue our desire to become a world-class athlete, or even if we chase after the ability to raise a family. What we find our identity in ultimately... Read more

September 12, 2022

In this series I have attempted to make the case for Jesus’ divinity. We have seen Jesus receiving honor and praise as God. Such worship that he received from His disciples would be blasphemous if He were wrong to accept it. We saw Jesus sharing in the attributes of God. From saying that He existed before Abraham to answering the thoughts of people, Jesus demonstrated a self-image as being eternal and of being all knowing. We also saw Jesus share... Read more

August 29, 2022

  Over the course of this series, we have been exploring the Biblical case for the divinity of Jesus. I believe that this matters because, to put it simply, if Jesus made claims to be God should take them seriously. Even more so, if Jesus’ claims to be God happen to be true, then we owe Him the same honor, and worship that Yahweh is afforded. The claim that Jesus merely thought of himself as a moral teacher, a revolutionary,... Read more

August 21, 2022

  It may be appropriate to begin this article with a Psalm. This passage is from Psalm 118: “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success. Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord.... Read more

August 19, 2022

  Jesus is God. At least that is what we as Christians believe. We believe that Jesus is God incarnate. He is the Jewish Messiah who came to reconcile us to the just and holy God, taking on the iniquity of human beings on a Roman cross and rising from the dead 3 days later. But wait. Do we have good reasons to believe that Jesus is God? Did Jesus see himself as God or divine? Or did he only... Read more

August 14, 2022

In the last article, we discussed the idea that our understanding of Jesus, much like Yahweh, should impact everything about our lives. The question of who Jesus is, then, should be at the forefront of our minds. If Jesus is God, the embodiment of Yahweh Himself, then we owe Him our worship just as commanded in the Law. If Jesus is not God, then we Christians are wrong and need to figure something out… and fast.   The Jewishness of... Read more

August 11, 2022

  In the last series of articles, I dove into the character of God and introduced the following idea: how we view God should affect everything else in our lives. Coincidentally, I believe that our view of Jesus holds this same power.    The Heart of the Christian Worldview At the heart of the Christian Worldview stands a Jewish Messiah who suffered for the evil of mankind (Isaiah 53). He did this so that we would not be subject to God’s... Read more

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