“Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger

March 28, 2022 Author: Michael Kruger Website: http://www.michaeljkruger.com Whenever I speak on the origins of the New Testament canon, I am regularly asked about whether there are brief, accessible books on the subject—the kind that could be given to lay folks in the church. Unfortunately, my books on canon usually don’t qualify (e.g., Canon Revisited … Continue reading “Looking for Brief and Accessible Books on the Origins of the Biblical Canon? Here are Two Good Ones” by Michael Kruger

Scripture and Father’s Day

Verses supplied by OpenBible Psalm 103:13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. Ephesians 6:4Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Colossians 3:21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. … Continue reading Scripture and Father’s Day

It All Hinges Upon Jesus’s Resurrection

As Sunday rapidly approaches, please consider examining the claims Jesus made about Himself. Friends, if His resurrection didn’t happen, Christianity isn’t a viable worldview…it would be futile and misleading. Christianity’s existence hinges entirely on Jesus’s resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15) As you research, you will find approximately 130 attestations, both Christian and non-Christian (Greco-Roman, Syrian, and … Continue reading It All Hinges Upon Jesus’s Resurrection

Why Christianity?

Why should you consider Christianity first and foremost? Well, if you dialogue with Dr. Craig Hazen from Biola University, he will enthusiastically provide you with 4 or 5 reasons why someone on a "religious quest" should consider Christianity at the start. And in a moment, I will share 4 of those factors in the paragraphs … Continue reading Why Christianity?

Bucket Lists

Friends, if you were like me, you grew-up with images of heaven as a location where angels perched themselves upon fluffy, white clouds…lounging peacefully, without a care-in-the-world. Beautiful and yet, if we are completely transparent, dull and impersonal. In addition to these characterizations of the afterlife, Scripture was taught predominantly via flannel graph and cartoons. … Continue reading Bucket Lists

“Jesus’s Unique Claims About Himself,” by Greg Koukl

Author: Greg Koukl Published: 3/22/2013 Website: http://www.STR.org A. Jesus either directly or indirectly made many profound claims for Himself: The Son of God (Matt 26:63)The Son of Man (Matt 16:13; Mk 14:62)1Giver of eternal life (Jn 10:28)One with the Father (Jn 10:30)One who forgives sin (Mk 2:10)The bread of life (Jn 6:35)The good shepherd (Jn 10:11)The … Continue reading “Jesus’s Unique Claims About Himself,” by Greg Koukl

“Should Every Church be Multiethnic?” by Krista Bontrager

Author: Krista Bontrager Date: 3/29/2022 Website: http://www.centerforbiblicalunity.com Answers to 3 Critical Questions Recently, I was on a Zoom call with a pastor in a mid-sized town in the Midwest. His town, and his church, are mostly White. He was inquiring about having Monique come speak at his church for a weekend conference on racial unity. … Continue reading “Should Every Church be Multiethnic?” by Krista Bontrager

Matthew 7 and Psalm 40

Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7 Judging Others 7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?4 Or … Continue reading Matthew 7 and Psalm 40

What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

What about those who have never heard about the Gospel of Jesus? Will they go to Heaven? These two questions are pondered deeply by many-a-heart when considering Christianity as a worldview for reality. And at the heart of this, when we dig deeper, is the question of whether God is both good and just. Per … Continue reading What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

Truth in Love

“We often sacrifice others when we give them what they want, but we sacrifice ourselves when we give them what he or she needs.” - Frank Turek This statement by Christian Apologist, Frank Turek, during a Q&A at Grace Community Church in Sarasota, genuinely gave me reason to pause and pray… This hits home. How … Continue reading Truth in Love