Monthly Archives: June 2012

Young Christians: 3 Strengths and Weaknesses

Every generation of the Church has its strengths and weaknesses, characteristics than can propel the gospel forward with force or hinder the progress of the Spirit’s work. I recently shared with a retirement community what I view are the three most prominent strengths and weaknesses found among young people (ages 18-30) in the Church today. […]

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Eternal Security: Once Saved, Always Saved?

The following is a paper I wrote in Bible college on the subject of eternal security. I think I could do a better job on it now, but it’s still pretty decent. The footnotes aren’t included in this version.¬† ————– One of the most debated doctrines among Christians has been the permanency of salvation: can […]

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Six Ways People Choose Their Beliefs

Mark Mittelberg wrote an interesting book called¬†Choosing Your Faith, where he discusses the common ways by which people choose their religious beliefs. He outlines six common ways people choose their faith. I have summarized them below for your interest. Relativism: truth is a personal choice. This mindset adheres to “what’s true for you may not […]

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What does it mean to be “gospel-centered”?

We hear a lot these days about being “gospel-centered”. A search of that phrase on Google returns over 9 million results, as well as over 1,200 hits on Amazon. Many of these resources – books, websites, and articles in particular – have been produced within the past couple of years. Why this emphasis on gospel […]

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Jesus in the Old Testament

One common misconception regarding the Bible is that only the New Testament has Jesus present in its pages. The Old Testament, it is thought, speaks of God in a general sense, but Jesus only really shows up after his birth in the gospels. This, however, is seen to be untrue as even Jesus himself affirmed […]

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I have an issue with my church – what now?

For whatever reason, lately a topic of conversation among some Christians I know has been how to handle having a critical opinion of something a church is doing. This is something that is probably a universal issue for believers, for I have never met a follower of Jesus who has not one single complaint about […]

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