Oh how we love the “worship wars.” Now of course, I have my opinions on all that hoopla (who doesn’t?), but I want to make it clear I’m not delving into that here. These are complicated questions with lots of pieces and perspectives. Thus, I want to reflect on one particular piece of that question … Continue reading How Not to Evaluate a Song
Much of our discussion about the doctrine of the scriptures centers around the doctrine of inerrancy. This is usually in reaction to those who would say that the scriptures are unreliable and unfaithful sometimes theologically, but also with respect to matters of science and history. They might be spiritually helpful or something like that, but … Continue reading What Do We Really Mean by “Inerrancy”?
How many times do we as Christians talk about “going to heaven when we die”? That’s the hope, right? When we die, we get to go to heaven and be with Jesus. We leave this earthly world forever and spend eternity with God in heaven. In other words, I am but a stranger here, heaven … Continue reading The Most Ignored Article of the Faith
In this series I will be exploring how to read and understand the bible by first looking at some of the ways that we do it poorly. Bad teaching is usually very subtle rather than obvious, so it’s helpful to identify clearly bad ways of doing things, so that you can better identify it when … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 1: What’s it for?