How Should We Respond to Mass-Death Events?

It’s been nearly 20 years since 9/11/01, when almost 3000 people died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Before that, there were terrorist attacks around the world as well, but since then, the pace of such attacks has dramatically accelerated. Another type of mass killingContinue reading “How Should We Respond to Mass-Death Events?”

Should You Attend Your Gay Friend’s Wedding?

To answer this question, I want to begin by looking at what the Bible says about homosexuality. I find it interesting that the 19th chapter of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, tells us what happened to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and why. You can read the whole story for yourself,Continue reading “Should You Attend Your Gay Friend’s Wedding?”

How Should We Respond to “God Told Me…”?

In the church today–and sometimes even outside the church–it has become increasingly common to hear someone say, “God told me…” How are we to evaluate these claims of God speaking to people? As with everything, we need to look to the Bible. In other words, is a given claim of God speaking to someone inContinue reading “How Should We Respond to “God Told Me…”?”

Is It Possible for Jesus to Be Your Savior but Not Your Lord?

In 1988, The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur was published. The basic thesis of the book was that if you wanted to be saved, you needed to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord. It seemed to me like a very simple and almost obvious message, but while the majority of responses wereContinue reading “Is It Possible for Jesus to Be Your Savior but Not Your Lord?”