The Hardest Truth to Believe about Christianity

While Christianity asserts many hard truths, one of them is harder to believe than all the rest.  The truth that we don't earn our salvation but only receive it by faith is a lifelong struggle for even the most celebrated saints. Faith Counted as Righteousness Abraham is one of the most revered patriarchs in Jewish … Continue reading The Hardest Truth to Believe about Christianity

I Believe…

I write this post on a Sunday.  A day God instructs Christians to set aside for worship.  After a blissful, post-church nap I started thinking about why I do what I do.Why Do I Do What I Do?Why do I set aside a full day to go to church, Sunday School, and contemplate the goodness … Continue reading I Believe…

The Aseity of God: God is God All by Himself

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

What Are You Getting Good At? Part 2- Getting Practical

My last post discussed the fact that we're all getting good at something.  The only question is, "Are you doing it on purpose?"  We get better at whatever we spend our time doing.  The problem is most of us spend valuable time in activities that don't move us any closer to our goals. So the … Continue reading What Are You Getting Good At? Part 2- Getting Practical

Was Ray Lewis Right?–Romans 8:31 in Context

Immediately following the Ravens' victory over the 49ers in the Superbowl the award ceremony began.  As millions watched we heard from the owner of the team, the coach, the quarterback...and then we heard from Ray Lewis. The Gospel According to Ray If you're not a huge football fan, Ray Lewis is the legendary (some would … Continue reading Was Ray Lewis Right?–Romans 8:31 in Context