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Understanding and Then Faith

Imagine that the Apostle John approached you and said, “Believe in Jesus. Later I will tell you who he was and what he did.” What would be the content of your belief? Faith must be in something. A level of understanding precedes faith. Faith then opens the door for greater understanding.

A famous 20th Century theologian, Cornelius Van Til, argued the reverse. He argued that, unless God exists, no understanding can be possible to man.

How Do I Grow in Faithfulness?

How do I grow in faithfulness? That’s the question we’ll explore over the next several posts. The challenge is how to be more consistently obedient to the Lord.

52 Books I Am in Love With

I love a good book.

I am in love with the Bible most, and I hope you are too. Here are 52 other books I’m in love with. These have impacted me so positively that I have been known to buy them for people. May 2015 be a great year of reading for you!

Setting Your Heart on God and His Character

I want to tell you about a passage in Scripture that has really impacted me.

2 Chronicles 12:14 says, “He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the LORD.”

It’s a choice to set your heart on the Lord.

Matthew 5:40–42 and the Charity Question

Since I believe the bible contains zero evidence that Jesus would support an involuntary, government run, inefficient “charity,” what do I think about Matthew 5:40–42?

And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you (ESV).