Naturalism continues to appeal to the modern mind, but its approach to life leaves one to grapple with their life’s purpose, measure their moral standards by their idea of right and wrong, and build their life philosophy upon the false idea that science explains everything. Naturalism is inconsistent both on the level of human experience and logic.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud” (1 Corinthians 13:4). Love is a word people often use to describe how they feel towards something or someone on a daily basis. I often say things like “I love to sleep past 10 am” or “I … Continue reading What is Love?
What did it take to foil a church, sever a culture in two, and frame the message of Jesus, turning it into something to manipulate others for material gain? Was it fundamentalist legalism? Baby boomers? Abusive church leaders? Donald Trump? Nancy Pelosi? The gender revolution? We could journey through the prior decades and gives scores … Continue reading The First Love Get-Back: Ephesus, Evangelicals, and the Players of the Church Game
In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind, Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt said that religion was a product of evolution in the mind of man with the hope and intent of greater social and community connection. That means religions like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity were only developed as an outflow of man’s evolving mind hoping to come closer … Continue reading Where, Who, and Why is the Church?
The fireworks have been swept up from the driveway. The Fourth of July is behind us, and Americans have returned to their daily lives walking divided, polarized, and disunified, stuck to their screens only to be more disillusioned by the enemies of their public and private lives. Think of the new hotshot hire vying for … Continue reading Can’t We All Just Get Along? An Approach for the Kingdom of God