After so much objection and rejection of Christianity throughout the ages, one might think there is something to discuss: What is the truth behind this Jesus, for so much hate, acrimony, sacrifice, humility, and transformation to follow? We don’t hear so much resistance about Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, or other religions. We don’t hear people rejecting… Read More Man-made or God-inspired?
One of the most obvious and prominent theological contentions unbelievers have is why faith in Jesus is so important: why not just believe in being a good person, or just believe in a Higher Power? What does life have to do with Jesus? JESUS’S RELEVANT DIVINITY Following how the Bible teaches that the only way to… Read More Why Does it Have to be Jesus?
A little over a week ago, I was nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award by Beautiful Southern Heart’s own Kristen Walker. I’m incredibly humbled to have received this nomination, and grateful for Kristen’s heart in this world. Her writing is vulnerable and real, and I appreciate her openness. As a Christian writer, I can see… Read More Bloggers Recognition Award
Based on the book written by Lee Strobel, “The Case For Christ” pensively digs into Lee’s elaborate journey and bold attempt to disprove the legitimacy of the gospel claims that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Along the way, he faces the reality of witnessing his wife seemingly transformed by her newfound faith—and, ultimately, he discovers… Read More Movie Review: The Case For Christ
Almost 9 years ago, I let Jesus into my life in a way that I had denied Him for the previous 21. Letting Him into my life was one step; desperately calling Him into my heart was another. HINDSIGHT AND ITS TREASURES Nine years of asking questions, of challenging the skepticism/doubt of my atheistic years,… Read More How God Uses the Damaged To Change the World
Truly, what is the purpose of belief in a God if the God of that belief knows nothing of love, or, more intrinsically, is not itself love incarnate? OUR NATURAL STATE OF NEED FOR LOVE One of the deepest longings we share as a race is to feel loved unconditionally. Many people get caught up believing… Read More Recognizing the God Of Love
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17 NIV) How purposefully do we live when we don’t know or understand the love, grace, and hope of Jesus Christ? When I hear others explain that they think people need to mind their own business, respectively, and… Read More Sharing Jesus With the World
Hearing about Jesus as Lord as an unbeliever can feel like whiplash on the brain. The information is so potent at first that it’s almost numbing. But gradually, the words fall into place, one word of epoch-making truth after another. Eventually, the process of knowing Jesus becomes a goal: we read the Word to learn about Jesus, we pray and worship… Read More Intimacy We Were Created For
All of my hope, all of my faith, all of my trust, and all of my purpose is in Christ, and Christ alone. Where is yours? When I look at the world today, I have pity—but not fear. I am constantly reminded of the reasons why I know we are called to be the light… Read More God Is In Control
LOVING OURSELVES BY RECEIVING GOD’S LOVE Loving yourself is not selfish. Loving yourself requires as much humility as the reverence in seeing yourself the way God sees you. Many tend to lean in the opposite direction, capitalizing on the notion that loving ourselves should be most important above everything else. This leads to a selfish… Read More Being The Miracle To Others That God Is To Us All