Category: Theology Plainly Spoken

poorinspirit

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

“My head’s kind of spinning,” my friend said as we turned to walk up the steps to yet another house in my neighborhood. We had just knocked...

whatistruth

What is Truth?

Pilate, the first-century Roman governor in Judea, asked this question of Jesus in response to his affirmation that He was a king, ruling over a kingdom that is not of...

aboutchrist

It’s About Christ

When the forlorn disciples met up with Jesus following His resurrection, it made the short trip from Jerusalem to Emmaus much more pleasant. Before revealing who He was and that...

nowin

The Ultimate “No-win Situation”

The little house was hopelessly surrounded. Innumerable soldiers with unimaginably powerful weapons prevented any hope of successful resistance or escape. Their Commander stood confidently and patiently, waiting for the...

worthwarnings

The Worth of Warnings (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the value and purpose of biblical warnings to believers—warnings about making salvation certain. Now I want to challenge you...

reclaimeyes

Reclaiming Your Eyes from Pornography

I used to watch my dad brand cattle. I still remember the awful smell. The bovines would wail at the momentary pain, and the smoke from singed hair...

loveisdangerous

Love is Dangerous

“And I will gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved” (2 Cor. 12:15). These are the words...

start

Unless You Believe: The Starting Place

I understand that doubts can be a problem. But in the passage below, Jesus says there is something we must believe if we expect forgiveness for our...

sun-cloud

The Problem With “Panmillennialism”

“I’m not amillennial, postmillennial, or premillennial. I’m pan-millennial.” “Huh?” “Yep, I’m pan-millennial—I believe it will all pan out in the end!” I’ve occasionally heard this humorous remark made when...