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From the skeptic, his objection to all of the complexity that we see around us is that there is only an appearance of design, not actual design itself. So how legitimate is the claim of only an illusion of design, when it is not actually present? That is the subject for this post....
I recently have been rereading the book titled By Design or by Chance? By Denyse O’Leary. This book does an excellent job of distilling out, how modern science is giving more and more data to show that the Universe is the product of design. The amount of complexity that we see is everywhere we look....
Last week we unpacked how the Gospel is meant to change everything about us, so that we are constantly becoming a new man or woman in Christ. Today, I would like to look at the subjects of discouragement and depression in this context, and to relate how legalism can play a role in messing things up....
Last week we talked about how there is a similarity between the redactions of political documents and the culture withholding or (redacting) information about the character and nature of God. Both are withholding information in order to elevate one side of the issue over the other. That is the common thread....
When looking at our lives from a perspective of worldview, there is a profound difference in the placing of our priorities. Today I would like to look at and contrast a Christian worldview to a secular one. I think there will be some redeeming value to discover the endpoint of thought processes of these two worldviews....
We are continuing on the topic of discussing the 5 aspects for a local church to be healthy or centered. Today we are taking a second look at the role of discipleship. In last week’s post, we laid out 3 distinctive parts of discipleship found in the great commission in Matthew 28. They are, being teachable, being obedient and being in proper relationship with who Jesus i...Keep Reading
We are continuing our series on the five aspects present in a healthy local church. Today our topic is discipleship....Keep Reading
In our ongoing series on the 5 dynamics of a healthy or centered church, our topic today is preaching....Keep Reading
We are continuing to look at the five parameters that the New Testament develops for a healthy vibrant church. Today’s topic is focused on worship....Keep Reading
We often hear within charismatic circles about the 5 fold giftings of church leadership, but we don’t hear much about the 5 fold aspects of the church itself....Keep Reading
If any of you are familiar with the Vegietales cartoon series, you may recall that in one of their Christmas episodes they discovered facetiously that the true meaning of Christmas is “a Buzz-Saw Louie action figure. No the true meaning of Christmas is 12 Buzz-Saw Louies!”...Keep Reading
I hope you’re having a blast getting ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. What an amazing time it is with our family and friends. Let’s make Jesus a big deal this Christmas, he is the reason we celebrate!...Keep Reading
God has chosen to live inside of you. That should blow your mind a bit. The God of all creation decided that you should be His dwelling place. Come on!!!...Keep Reading
It is interesting to me that many people in our culture view the entirety of Christianity from the perspective of raw emotion alone without any engaging of the mind what so ever....Keep Reading