Christ the Charismatic

I realize that the title of this post is a provocative one, and it is meant to be. However, there is no greater example of a Spirit filled person than the Savior Himself. He is the greatest example of charismatic spirituality that ever lived. Follow along: Matthew 1:18 tells us how Jesus was born of … Continue reading Christ the Charismatic

A Real Place Called Hell

(Co-written with David Pope) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?-Matthew 16:26 If you are not born again, the day will come when you will wish you had never been born at all.-Warren Wiersbe In his television heyday, Phil Donahue once had a minister … Continue reading A Real Place Called Hell

A Real Place Called Hell 2: A Guided Tour

(Co-written with David Pope) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.-Revelation 20:15 (God) is a being of infinite greatness, majesty, and glory; and therefore he is infinitely honourable...for he is infinitely worthy to be obeyed himself, and we have an absolute, universal, and infinite … Continue reading A Real Place Called Hell 2: A Guided Tour

Selah: Rediscovering Biblical Meditation

[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him - that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding [the wonders of His Person] more strongly and more clearly (Phillipians 3:10 Amplified Bible) "It is well to meditate upon the things of God, because we thus … Continue reading Selah: Rediscovering Biblical Meditation

Vegetarianism, Animal Rights and Christian Ethics

A visit to a neighborhood pet store may not often be the scene for raising profound theological questions, but that is exactly what happened to me several years ago. The store featured an impressive collection of exotic reptiles, including a number of large snakes. The largest of these snakes was a sixteen foot Burmese python … Continue reading Vegetarianism, Animal Rights and Christian Ethics

The Church and You 2: Frequently Asked Questions

In our most recent article, we examined the vital role that the local church plays in a Christian's life. The importance of the local church is something I learned very early in my Christian walk, and it has become one of the real passions in my life. I am a firm believer that many spiritual … Continue reading The Church and You 2: Frequently Asked Questions