6 Ways We Determine Truth

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”

Does Prayer Change Things?

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?”

Letting God Design the Culture

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”

Repentance: Is it Needed in the Christian’s Life?

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.

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