The old folks used to say, "God is God all by Himself." In theological language these saints are describing God's aseity. I don't generally like to use theological jargon outside of the classroom, but the word "aseity" got me excited. I first heard of the term while studying systematic theology in seminary. Immediately I latched … Continue reading The Aseity of God: God is God All by Himself
During Holy Week this year I read the account of Jesus' path to the cross in the Gospel of Matthew. Events like the Last Supper, washing the disciples' feet, praying in Gethsemane, and Judas' betrayal all lead to Christ's ignominious murder on the cross. But Matthew 28 relates the account of the resurrection. I saved … Continue reading A Few Reflections on Easter from Matthew 28
Biblical Christianity is sadly misunderstood both by Christians and non-Christians alike. The most persistent misunderstandings about Christianity seem to grow out of religious and philosophical pluralism in the U.S. Pluralism says that every religion is equally true and valid. No religious adherents, therefore, can claim exclusive rights to the "truth" or impose their beliefs on … Continue reading Should Christians Really Stop Saying These 6 Things?
Why do so many Christians seem to act like everyone else in the world? For people who claim to have been "born again" their spiritual lives seem unremarkable. Is this all there is to the Christian life or have we missed something? I recently heard my pastor mention in a sermon the idea of "deism." … Continue reading Discipleship as the Solution to Deism