One goal every christian should have for 2018 is spreading the Gospel. I talk much about church culture in all the content I publish. We cannot fail in the area of the Gospel. But the ministry of the Gospel is not limited to the office of pastor or church leader. So, how do we spread the Gospel in the workplace? Continue reading “3 Ways You Can Spread The Gospel In The Workplace”
As we move forward in this new year and begin discussions on practical theology we must start with the foundational question: What is truth? Truth is the foundation of our living. It impacts our thoughts, decisions, and our relationships. Among believers and non-believers alike there is a search for truth. Our world views are what determine how we search for the truth and how we determine truth. Here are six ways we all determine the validity of truth. Continue reading “6 Ways We Determine Truth”
How doe we proclaim truth to a culture that denies absolute truth?
The book I am most excited to read this year is “Culture” by A.W. Tozer. In the first chapter Tozer discuss the struggle between the sacred and the secular. We live in a divided world. We live as divided people. We live as divided individuals. But does it have to be this way? Continue reading “The Sacred and Secular”
This Christmas I received one of the many books on my wish list, “The Forgotten Trinity” by James White. So today I wanna write a short post on this topic. Continue reading “Making God into a False Idol”
Does prayer change things? It is a common question. What’s more is that it is a question that both believers and unbelievers share, and this is a sad thing. I have atheist friends who say that they have prayed and nothing changed. I have believing friends who pray and are discouraged because nothing changes. This begs the question within all of us. Does prayer change things? Continue reading “Does Prayer Change Things?”
Words hold a lot of weight. Words hold a lot of meaning. It’s James who tells us that above all things the tongue is the most powerful. He says with it we both build up and tear down, praise God and curse men. Words are a powerful tool. Words spark emotion and emotion drives everything else. Words shape our culture. So what should be the driving force behind each of our words? Continue reading “Letting God Design the Culture”
Often times when the Christian thinks about doing righteous work, they shrink back in a sort of fear. When we think to ourselves, “On the one hand not doing righteous work makes it seem as if I am not Christian, because Christians do righteous things. On the other hand saying I need to do righteous works seems to add onto the gospel and diminish its message of a free gift.” These two things coexist.
If you know me you know that I have recently taken a keen interest to farming. I grew up and still live in a very agriculturally oriented town, but it wasn’t until I started a job in an almond orchard that I began to see the beauty of agriculture and farming, and how it impacted my life as a Christian. Continue reading “In The Orchard”
The Local Church is crucial to the life of a believer. When we are born again we are adopted into a family and we become part of the body of Christ. How should we view the Church, and what is so important about the Church? Why is it crucial to the life and growth of a believer? Continue reading “Re-Forming: The Church”