I read The Associated Press article “Noah’s ark of biblical proportions ready to open in Kentucky” (by Dylan Lovan) in the Grand Rapids Press this morning. There is one quote from this article that makes me so sad. Sad as a word doesn’t even begin to describe the depth of emotion and righteous anger I […]
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 […]
Do you need to believe in the authority of the Bible to be saved?
This is a continuation of Part 1 Is a Far-Fetched Story Like Noah’s Ark Enough to Dismiss Jesus? and Part 2 Fact or Fiction: Four Ways to View the Old Testament and responds to the question, “Where is the dividing line between what someone needs to believe to be saved and what they need to […]
Fact or Fiction: 4 Ways to View the Old Testament
(This is Part 2 from yesterday’s post: Is a far-fetched story like Noah’s Ark enough to dismiss Jesus?) One is to reject the Bible all together. I can’t believe in talking snakes and a first man who was created from the dust, so I reject everything in the Bible and hope for the best. If […]
Is a far-fetched story like Noah’s Ark enough to dismiss Jesus?
It pains me when I see Christians drift away from Jesus because they begin to see the Old Testament stories as mythology…which discredits the Bible to them…which discredits Jesus. Those of us who grew up in church didn’t have a problem accepting that an ancient boat filled with every species of animal floated for 40 […]
Should We Read Genesis Literally?
I did a sermon two Sundays ago called, “Should We Read Genesis Literally?”, in which I feared some would throw me out as a heretic: Genesis, and the Creation account especially, can often make people feel like they have to choose between their faith or their rational mind when it comes to figuring out some […]