“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” from Simon… Continue reading Philippians 2:9-11
The other day, Rizdek made some fascinating comments that aligned typical theistic epistemology with what can then be applied to nontheistic claims. His comments were as follows: It seems either that something came literally from nothing/nothingness or that something exists eternally. I understand the theist believes that something which exists eternally, in a timeless state,… Continue reading Naturalistic Afterlife: If Theists Can Do It, Why Can’t We?
Rise of honorary degrees raises concern about misuse of “Dr.” in ministry. What do figures as wide-ranging as Billy Graham, Rick and Kay Warren, Fred Rogers, and Donald Trump have in common? All have been awarded honorary doctorates by Christian colleges. Each spring, another batch of distinguished guests receives these symbolic degrees. Among others this… Continue reading A Degree of Contention at Christian Schools
For parents, our most important mission field is closer than we think. According to a recent Barna report on spiritual conversations in a digital age, children who grow up regularly talking about faith and seeing their parents integrate faith into everyday life are much more likely to continue being actively engaged in their faith as… Continue reading The Great Commission Starts in Your Backyard
If you went into ministry for everyone to like you, this was a poor decision. Many churches are stuck and stagnant. That doesn’t mean God isn’t working in and through them, but it can be frustrating for a church to be stuck in the same place for a long time. Sometimes it can feel like… Continue reading Five Key Things About Church Revitalization That Most Leaders Miss, Part 1
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=Matthew%204:4
I long for the days when Supreme Court judges weren’t viewed as representing a particular ideology. Having worked with Ed Stetzer for the past two years, one thing I have always appreciated about him is his willingness to deal with issues many Evangelicals avoid. His strong stance on immigration issues, the #MeToo movement, and mass… Continue reading Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick for Black Christians