Beliefs can be stumped. Your child can go off to college or grad school and learn an archeological or scientific bomb that shatters their belief in the Bible. I have seen it time and time again with friends of mine who grew up in the church and are no longer Christians. Taking your kids to a Christian museum where Adam and Eve ride on dinosaurs isn’t going to prevent this or fix it when it happens.
Why Believing in Jesus Makes Sense
A historical man named Jesus claimed to be God. He died on a cross at the hands of the Romans, a historical event. Many witnesses saw him rise from the dead. These witness and other earliest followers spread the news of his resurrection, his being God, and his promise to save us, at the expense […]
How Saying “Merry Christmas” Turned into a Swear Word
I was chatting with the free sample guy at Meijer the other day, getting some godsend cups of red velvet cake that enabled my 2-year-old and 4-year-old to make it through the rest of the grocery run. After we got done asking each other about our kids and discussing the miraculous power of red velvet […]
Can You Believe in Evolution & Be a Christian?
I was so sad after talking with someone in our ministry who had recently put their faith in Jesus and gotten baptized. I asked this person how their Bible study was going and they told me it wasn’t…because they didn’t believe anymore. I asked them why they didn’t believe and they told me it was […]
Why I Believe in God (hint: It’s not because of the Bible)
For the past week and half, I’ve been reflecting on the Theology on Tap that we did at Tavern on the Square in downtown Lansing. It was our first T.O.T. and we plan to do one on the 3rd Thursday of every month. We tackled the topic, “Views of Creation” in an attempt to break […]