Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

As we conclude our series on applying Jesus' teachings to the modern political arena, I would like to share an illustration from a rather unlikely source: baby sitting. I was once helping to watch two young children, a boy and a girl, for some friends. While we sat in the floor playing with coloring books, … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 3: Biblical Stewardship, Charity and Welfare

Jesus and Homosexuality

As the endless culture wars continue to escalate in our nation and around the world, much of the rhetoric centers around the issue of homosexuality. Furthermore, people on all sides of the debate clamor to make the Lord Jesus Christ a spokesman for their cause (an example would be this exchange from the CNN television … Continue reading Jesus and Homosexuality

Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 2-Jesus, Money and the Poor

"Whose side would Jesus be on, the wealthy businessman's, or the poor farmer's?" In the many discourses about Christianity and politics, questions like this one often come up in order to make the case that God cannot be tied to popular right-wing political ideologies (a point which, as I discussed in the previous message, I … Continue reading Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? Part 2-Jesus, Money and the Poor

Issues of Life 1: Abortion

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing -Proverbs 31:8, NLT The pro life movement did not begin as the result of Roe v. Wade. The pro life movement began in the first century A.D....(The first Christians’) unified opposition to child-killing was unwaveringly and entirely unquestioned. -George … Continue reading Issues of Life 1: Abortion

Issues of Life 3: Self Defense, Firearms and the Military

Co-written with David Pope It has been said that a person can but minister out of their 'overflow', that is, out of the abundance of the Word of God in them and their personal experience. It is with this thought in mind that we present this third and final installment to our "Issues of Life" … Continue reading Issues of Life 3: Self Defense, Firearms and the Military

Issues of Life 2: Capital Punishment

And will you profane Me among My people...killing people who should not die, and keeping people alive who should not live...? (Ezekiel 13:19) ...it can be easily demonstrated that the death penalty strengthens the value of human life. If the penalty for rape were lowered, clearly it would signal a lessened regard for the victims’ … Continue reading Issues of Life 2: Capital Punishment

“The Legacy” Episode 22: Jesus, Full of Compassion

Today's lesson is especially timely as our nation and our world deals with all of the fear and uncertainty regarding the Corona virus. In our last lesson we saw how Jesus had gone off to have some private prayer time after a powerful time of ministering to large numbers of people at Peter's house. Jesus' … Continue reading “The Legacy” Episode 22: Jesus, Full of Compassion

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