One of the greatest temptations for a pastor, or theologian, or professional student of theology, or theological professor, or really just about any follower of Jesus is the temptation to come up with the latest and greatest theological insight or idea. More often these attempts at "wisdom and wit" do nothing to give encouragement or … Continue reading New Theological Ideas
Have you ever grown impatient with God? Have you wondered why Jesus is taking so long in returning? Nowhere do we feel a greater sense of impatience than when we are burying someone we love. Staring down at the body in the casket we know instinctively (even those who don't believe in God yet know) … Continue reading Waiting for the Resurrection
If the devil played baseball what position would he play? I believe he would be a pitcher. Orel Hershiser, who pitched the Dodgers to a World Series victory in 1988 once discussed his philosophy of pitching. He said, “There are two theories of pitching. One is that you try to convince the batter that a … Continue reading If The Devil Played Baseball He Would Be A…
What does it mean to be “born from above?” How can a person be born from above? People have been puzzling over this for centuries. Do you have to say a special prayer? Call on the name of Jesus? Be baptized? Does it matter if you are baptized as a child or an adult? Do you … Continue reading Forget Being Born Again, Are You Born from Above?