Biblical Truth vs. Spiritual Experience: Why We Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between the Two

Is the Christian life about Biblical truth and doctrine or spiritual experience? Is Christianity intellectual or experiential? My answer is, “Yes!”.  In my thirty-two years of being a believer, I have visited many churches, and— when it comes to this issue— the pendulum seems to swing wholly to one side or the other: you have … More Biblical Truth vs. Spiritual Experience: Why We Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between the Two

Invest in the Eternal

 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truthfor a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestlyfrom a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.The grass withers, and the flower … More Invest in the Eternal

Church Leaders, Are You Obliviously Stealing?

I am a huge proponent of churches using blogs, social media, websites, and other digital means to reach and teach their respective communities; however, I regularly notice the use of copyrighted images across each of these digital platforms. To be sure, I don’t think this is purposeful, but most of the time just a lack … More Church Leaders, Are You Obliviously Stealing?

Do You Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?

According to Barna Group research, 10% of Americans now classify themselves as people who “love Jesus, but not the church.” This is beyond alarming and demonstrates the spiritual decline and secularization of our nation. Is this okay? To be sure, church attendance does not save us. We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ … More Do You Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?