Category: Theology Plainly Spoken

kindomadvance

The Lord’s Power in Kingdom Advance: So What?

God’s kingdom advances because he is powerful. When the gospel came to Philippi (Acts 16:11-40), this was true in multiple ways. First, in Lydia’s conversion,...

obedientfromheart

Obedient from the Heart

Why do you think Jesus can confidently say “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27)? Or, how can he say “If...

realisticeschatology

In Hope You Have Been Saved: Suffering and Realistic Eschatology

I spoke with a friend last week, a man who has shown godly perseverance through a lot of health problems. But now...

hardroad

The Hard Road is Where You’ll Find the Lord

Recently, there has been a lot of construction downtown where I live. Cones, dusty white rock, makeshift fences and lots of expensive equipment have...

faithunderstand

By Faith We Understand

The god of Science rules with an iron fist today. If Science says it’s true, then it’s true. If Science says it’s false, then it’s false. If Science is...

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...