Artificial Intelligence and Ministry The rapid advancement of technology over the last several decades has brought many new and pressing issues to the forefront. No one ever heard of television until less than 100 years ago and radio is less than 125 years old. Many new technologies have had both positive and negative impacts on the world. Our role as Christians is to … [Read more...] about No . . . Pastors Do Not Need Artificial Intelligence For Sermon Preparation!
Enemies and Foes The Bible is overflowing with imagery detailing the enemies facing the people of God. There is the personal enemy of the sinful flesh which we all must battle. Those desires within our hearts that are not in alignment with the righteous standards of Christ. This is why the believer is urged to put off the old man and to walk in the new (Colossians 3:5-17). … [Read more...] about The Triumph of Christ and His People
God’s Heart for The Weak Christians are called to reflect the heart and character of their God in everything as they seek to live for His praise. This truth is why Christ says that if you love Him you will obey His commandments (John 14:15). Our calling is to love what He loves and hate what He hates. When speaking to the Ephesians Christ commended their hatred of the works … [Read more...] about Fighting For The Defenseless: The Church Must Model God’s Heart
Practical Theology A vitally important area for followers of Christ is that of understanding how to be made more like Him. Sanctification is the process of being conformed to the image of Christ in how we live. Certainly, we are saints now because of the fact that Christ has purchased us, redeemed us, and saved us by the power of the Gospel, this is true of every believer … [Read more...] about Pursuing Sanctification
The ring of power has been handed down to Frodo, the heir of Bilbo. Years have gone by since he received this “heirloom” from the elder hobbit. Now, Gandalf the wizard is advising Frodo on what to do with the ring of power. Shall they destroy it? Perhaps, Frodo thinks, it could be obliterated with a hammer? Maybe burned in the fire? None of this is actually possible. In order … [Read more...] about The Call of The Hobbit