How the Gospels are Evidence

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When engaging unbelievers I consistently hear arguments along this line of reasoning, “There is no scientific proof for the resurrection.”

science_labsThe argument usually presupposes truth can only be determined by one method — scientific research. So, if science and the scientific method must verify a fact, and we are unable to scientifically reproduce the resurrection, then it must be false. Therefore, “Although you believe the Bible, and that is good for you, it is really just myth created for another reason.”

There is a problem with this logic. But before addressing the solution, the problem is usually compounded by the Christian’s response.… Continue reading

Marriage Roles: Trusting God in Submission

Ring in MarriageGod commands and enables every Christian marriage to act as a platform for gospel proclamation.  It is God’s design and intention for every Christian marriage to be a living illustration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  While last post we considered the wife’s glorious and honored position as man’s helper, this post will introduce the role of submission in marriage.

Submission comes from a word in Greek that means “to subordinate” or “put under.” Submission then is simply a women who voluntarily follows the leadership of her husband (Ephesians 5:22; I Peter 3:1). This is something a wife actively does, NOT FORCED upon her by the recipient. … Continue reading

Wanted! The Old, Regenerated, and Reformed

Just recently, our men had the privilege of hearing from a faithful follower of Christ. As I considered the impact his ministry had on us that morning, one truth among many stood out. He was a man who has walked with God for many years. Unfortunately that value is not always seen or appreciated because of our penchant for younger people.

We are impressed with young men who can preach. We are impressed with young people who are brilliant. But it is not often that we are impressed with and grateful for older men and women of the faith. I want you to know that I am grateful for mature godly men and women.… Continue reading

The Abomination of Hypocrisy (Reprise)

I am a person who is incredibly intrigued with politics. The rise and fall of leaders, the strategy of rhetoric and policy, the ebb and flow of public opinion, it’s incredibly fascinating at times. Politics is also incredibly frustrating at times, especially when your side is in trouble. If you follow politics long enough, you begin to pick up the strategy, and you begin to read below the surface to see “what’s really going on.” This is when it gets fun- and frustrating. Sometimes it’s like watching your favorite football team, knowing the blitz is coming, and throwing kettle-cooked-chips at the television in amazed frustration that the head coach couldn’t see and prevent what you, the uninformed couch-potato, and everyone else on the planet was able to see coming (did that analogy get a little personal?).… Continue reading

Open Letter to Graduates

Dear Class of 2015,

Congratulations. I know it’s still early and graduation a few months away, but I trust you will graduate. If I had to bet — I DO live in Las Vegas ;) — you have already filled out applications and planning for the next “step” in life. By this time you probably know where you’re going to college, if military is an option, or work. None of those decisions are wrong and I trust the Lord is at work in you.

UnknownSince you have time before graduation, I would like to encourage you to consider one commonly neglected factor in the “next step.” What church will you attend?Continue reading