What Is Anxiety? A mountainous problem faced by many individuals is the issue of anxiety. In fact, based on general statistics found through the sophisticated analysis of a Google search,1 20% of the American population has been seen to be impacted by anxiety. Even at that base number, we are dealing with a massive amount of the population. Understanding that fact, I wanted … [Read more...] about Casting Aside Sinful Fear and Anxiety
The Danger of Placing Tradition On Top of The Text I see it over and over again, even I myself, have had to be wary of it. An individual will approach a passage of Scripture to study God’s Word. However, when they approach the text, they overlay long-held traditions on top of the passage. Too often, what ends up happening is that an individual will not lay down their … [Read more...] about The Blinders of Tradition
The Adventure of Choosing A Seminary Perhaps you, or someone you know, is in that special season of life trying to decide which institution would be the best for them to obtain a seminary education. I am turning the corner about to finish my Master of Theological Studies degree looking to have it on my completion list by June of this year. After that point, Lord willing, I … [Read more...] about What To Look For When Choosing A Seminary
Rejection of God’s Standard Scripture is more than a manual for prayer and Sunday worship, it is the standard for how we are to live the entirety of our lives. No doubt, we must be fervent in personal devotions and have the church shaped by Scripture alone. Yet, as important as these realms are, we can never limit the Scripture solely to those spheres. As I have preached the … [Read more...] about What Happens When Societies Abandon God’s Standard of Justice?
The Proper Approach Recently, I have been spending a fair amount of time critiquing the deconstruction movement (see here, here, and here). While I firmly believe that deconstruction promotes far more than merely asking questions, I do also see that one thought many will probably have is to comprehend how we as believers seek to understand truth coming to God with sincere … [Read more...] about How Should Believers Seek Answers From God?