Creative Writing Exercise “7x7x7”

I found this great list of ideas for creative writing prompts. The first one on the list is called 7x7x7. Here are the rules: Find the 7th book from your bookshelf (or digital library). Open it up to page 7. Look at the 7th sentence on the page. Begin a paragraph that begins with that … Continue reading Creative Writing Exercise “7x7x7”

The Psalms: Our Guide for Prayer

The Psalms have been the prayers of the Saints for generations. Many of us have not discovered this wealth of material for prayer. When you don’t know what to pray for as you should, or what kind of prayer to offer, the Holy Spirit is praying for you in groans too deep for words (Romans … Continue reading The Psalms: Our Guide for Prayer

B-side Myself

Grew up in pastors home (check) Went to Christian school (check) Only missed church a handful of times in whole life (check) Went to Bible College (check) Married another pastor's kid (check) Begat 5 pastor's kids of my own (check) Have only ever been in ministry vocationally (check) Finally received assurance of salvation (check) It … Continue reading B-side Myself

How to Share the Gospel on the Go

The best type of evangelism is done through the basis of relationships but sometimes you don’t have that luxury. Christians need to be ready whenever the need arises to give the gospel, whether or not there is an ongoing relationship with the person. This is typical when you meet people on a plane, in another … Continue reading How to Share the Gospel on the Go

What is the Difference Between Faith and Trust?

What is the difference between faith and trust? Seriously, can you give a legitimate answer? Anytime I've asked this, or have been asked this by others, the answer is basically the same for each. Over a year ago I was in a counseling session where the counselor asked what I thought was the difference is … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Faith and Trust?

A New Nickname Written Down in Glory

One night after midweek services at church a few years back, my then 12 year old came downstairs visibly upset. I asked him what was wrong and he said he knew we need to read the Bible as Christians, but it's such a big book and always feels bad for not wanting to read it. … Continue reading A New Nickname Written Down in Glory

An Abbreviated, Biblical Understanding of Spiritual Warfare

The Origin of Satan Satan is a real, living, being.  Satan (Heb. ah-satan, literally “adversary”), synonymous with “slanderer”, “accuser”, “serpent”, “dragon”, “enemy”, “evil one” and “Lucifer” (Lucifer is only used once, cf. Is. 14:12, King James only. No modern translations use the term).  Mainly he is the accuser (Job 1:6-12; Zech 3:1-2; Rev 12:10) and … Continue reading An Abbreviated, Biblical Understanding of Spiritual Warfare

Evaluation of Domesticating the Gospel by D. A. Carson

            D.A. Carson’s commitment to Biblical truth and responsible theology is commendable in his review of Stanley Grenz’s book Renewing the Center[1].  He starts off with a summary of two theological extremes (exclusivity to either past or present theological discovery) and chooses “the golden mean”[2] between them.  Responsible theological reflection, … Continue reading Evaluation of Domesticating the Gospel by D. A. Carson