How many of us would have devised the cross as God’s way of salvation? Probably none of us. We want a theology of glory more than a theology of the cross. That’s why Judas betrayed Jesus and the crowd chose Barabbas. And yet… the cross is the power of God for salvation.
Trending news becomes next week’s ancient history. We need something (or someone) that does not change, and yet remains true, powerful, and life-giving. This is precisely why it is good for Christians to consider the immutability of God.
Do Christians embrace the “spiritual but not religious” mindset? Should they claim “It’s a relationship, not a religion.” The gospel offers a different perspective on religion and spirituality that’s worth considering.
Before digging into this important question, let me unequivocally state that this post reflects my personal opinion and in no way represents my church’s official opinion. Also, please respect this is obviously coming from a Baptist’s perspective without turning the… Continue Reading →
The vision for Thanos to Theos is to talk look into the world of comic books (hence, Thanos) through the lens of the gospel to better understand our own world (that’s the Theos… Greek for “God”). There are enough podcasts about theology and culture and youth ministry, so we’re bringing them together through our own shared love for comics.
We want to live with our faith in Christ integrated into every sphere of life. The reality is, we don’t. At least, not perfectly. Sometimes there’s a wide chasm between the two because we’ve relegated faith to only “spiritual” things, and other times there’s a gap because we aren’t fully sanctified. In this post, I want to reflect on these two reasons why there’s a difference between our professed and actual theology.
Calvinism is a dirty word in many circles. This article addresses some stereotypes of Calvinists and focuses on what Calvinism isn’t while next week’s article will highlight what Calvinism is.
The question “Where was Jesus born?” is surprisingly tricky. The easy answer is, “In Bethlehem.” Yes, but where? The typical nativity scene features the holy family in a stable that looks like a barn, separate from the Inn, where there was no room. But is this accurate? Most historians and scholars say, “Not so much.”
Judah Smith’s “The City Church” has caused a buzz with the release of ChurchHome, an online church for people around the world. This article explores what is faithfully admirable about this effort while also unpacking some serious concerns.
Why does God allow us to suffer? This is a question has led many to abandon their faith and turn to atheism. Terrible things happen to some really wonderful people, and it doesn’t always make sense. So how can we continue to live by faith and trust in God?