(Below is another brief reflection that I first wrote up for my church's bulletin.) Progress. There is an almost insatiable desire within much of Western culture that seeks a never ending form of progression. But what are we supposedly progressing to? How do we determine what is true progress and what is actual regress? Can … Continue reading The God Who Restores
Abstract: This article will look at two common objections leveled against old earth geology by the modern movement known as Young Earth Creationism. It will argue that old earth geology neither presupposes naturalism nor uniformity. It will describe the most problematic presupposition that is a negative factor for both science and faith, which is methodological … Continue reading Does Old Earth Geology Presuppose Naturalism and Uniformity?
(This semester has been as crazy as predicted, but the light is in sight! I am on my church's theological writing team and below is a short piece that was written recently for our weekly reflection in our bulletin. ) What do you think about when it’s time to take communion? Do have an internal conflict … Continue reading Finding Christ and Assurance at The Lord’s Table
Maybe you’ve heard something like this before: “Mark is the earliest of the gospels, therefore this manuscript contains the best evidence for what the early Christians were concerned about, and surprisingly he had little to no concern about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as is clearly seen in the short and abrupt ending of his … Continue reading Does Mark Care About the Resurrection?
Recently, I have been hearing more and more comments by Christians in regards to the need for “sufficient evidence” to be displayed by a professing believer prior to them receiving the sacrament of baptism. One devout elder I was in discussion with even said that, if he could, he would keep people from being baptized … Continue reading What Prevents Me From Being Baptized?