“I’m Not Who I Wanna Be!”

The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. —William James KNOWING YOURSELF IS ONE OF the greatest feelings. It has a deep meaning. Frankly, it's how you enable yourself to move forward. When you are …

Is Your Faith Based on Circumstances?

"Rejoice always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Matthew Henry tells us in Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible, "A truly religious life is a life of constant joy" (p. 1175). Paul was a living example of this. While …

Is Faith Irrational?

The truth about God is too important not to be seriously investigated and honestly and fairly discussed. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for friendly conversations about religion to escalate into shouting matches—and this helps no one. Belief and unbelief are two sides to the same coin. The debate over faith and spirituality is here to …

Salvation By Grace Through Faith

The doctrine of soteriology (salvation) is one of the most precious doctrines in all the Word of God. At the same time, it is one of the most debated and misunderstood doctrines. The Independent Fundamental Churches of America adopted the following edict relative to salvation: "We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought …

Dover Beach

April is National Poetry Month. Typically, I celebrate by sharing poetry with my blog followers. If ambitious enough, I will be posting a new poem each day for the remainder of April. Below you will find a poem by the great Victorian "poet of doubt," Matthew Arnold. The poem recalls a brief moment from Arnold's …

Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

I've been presenting a weekly series that follows the book Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward, by Nabeel Qureshi. (A new post each Friday.) I had entertained the thought of meeting Qureshi some day. I recently changed the direction of my life and ministry, deciding to earn a master's degree in Biblical Studies rather than …

An Argument for the Existence of God

Routinely, three tests for truth are applied regarding the existence of God: (1) logical consistency, (2) empirical adequacy, and (3) experiential relevance. When submitted to these tests, the Christian message meets the demand for truth. Belief in a world birthed by accident, a life that has no purpose, morality without a point of reference except …

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