As Evangelicals, as Christians in the modern West, we very much have a view of the Christian life that equates faith to relationship. However, this relationship itself is poorly defined and at best, when pressed about it, all we can say is that it amounts to “knowing God and not just about him.” Fundamentally though, I think […]Read more "Do we really have a “Relationship” with Jesus?"
Matt Chandler is a famous pastor who leads the Acts 29 network and who I believe has been an effective minister of the gospel. However, he recently answered the question “Should I Date a Godly Girl I Do Not Find Attractive?” in a manner which I believe amounts to bad pastoral advice. His overall answer […]Read more "No Matt Chandler, opposite gender friendships are not for finding future relationships"
And the light shined in the darkness and the darkness has not mastered it. John 1.5 Christmas is the day where Christians celebrate the fulfillment of the promises of God, of God condescending to people so that people might find again a true humanity and exalt the glory of God. Christmas is for the faithful […]Read more "Merry Christmas"
Heaven, as a place apart from the earth, is not the goal of the Christian life, and to present this heaven as a sort of goal for the Christian life is a disservice to the gospel itself. The Bible doesn’t say much about heaven, but one thing is for sure, heaven, or at least the […]Read more "Heaven is not the goal of Christian salvation"
One common refrain I hear often is “are you sure you’re going to heaven?” But how can I even ask this question if I question whether or not that answer is yes for myself. Evangelicalism has not reflected deeply on its theology of assurance and of faith and how that theology has related to the […]Read more "Salvation is not the same as having Assurance"
Perhaps the biggest lie of our age is that “we can do anything that we put our minds to.” It is the biggest lie because it is the very lie that has caused our downfall; it is the statement that is the epitome of our human hubris. The very first sin, the original sin of […]Read more "Thanksgiving & Eucharist"
As a young adult in university, relationships are somewhat of a popular topic of discussion. What are the appropriate boundaries of relationships? What is biblical dating? Can Christians of opposite genders be close friends? And I must admit, I am weary and tired of how Evangelicals tend to treat relationships between people of opposite genders, […]Read more "Just friends? Young Evangelicals and opposite gender friendships."