Christian ApologeticsWords in So Many Characters 2Christian Discipleship in 303 Characters Christian discipleship is the process of following Jesus Christ, learning His teachings, and following His example. The process is a series of decisions which lead to a continually maturing relationship with Him which affects all the areas of the disciples’ life. The result of … Continue reading Crucial Questions: An Apologetics Catechism
2022 #2Twitter. There’s a part that’s good. There is a part that is bad; and there is a part that you wouldn’t believe. Twitter, along with other social media platforms can be used for good. But, there are a lot of things you can find on Twitter’s Christian circles that are not that good. Perhaps … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) of Twitter
2022 #9Slavery has been a blight on the history of many countries, including the United States. In many places, it continues to this day. Servitude existed in the time of the writing of both the Hebrew and the Christian Scriptures as well. Skeptics have asserted that because the Bible did not call for the abolition … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
In addition to my Bible reading and study materials, this is what I am currently reading.Lincoln at Cooper Union, Harold Holzer. Exploring Abraham Lincoln’s most famous and widely circulated pre-presidential speech.Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney. Showing how spiritual disciplines can be the means to spiritual growth and freedom.Christianity at the Crossroads, … Continue reading My Fall Reading List 2022
Holy, Holy, HolySince the beginning of my Christian life, music has been a part of it. I have served several churches as a music minister and worship leader. It is a great joy and responsibility to lead God’s people in worship.Worshipping God is our highest priority as Christians when we meet together in the corporate … Continue reading A Playlist for Apologists 2022 #1
Christian denominations, most prominently the Southern Baptist Convention, have had to examine their record regarding sexual abuse. The reverberations have begun and will not end soon. With increasing revelations of sexual abuse, it was only a matter of time when Biblical accounts were examined for accusation of abuse. David, king of Israel, became a prime … Continue reading What Kind of Case? David and Bathsheba
Christian ApologeticsQuick Deep Thought 1I would say that a church that doesn’t include apologetics as a part of its regular teaching menu is committing discipleship malpractice.
2022 #8If we’re honest, we have to admit that evil things have been done in the name of Christianity. Skeptics have used this fact to raise doubt about the truthfulness of the Christian faith. The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, and other conflicts have been cited by those who want to say … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
Today I will begin a three-week blogging vacation. During this time, I will pray, think, read, and plan for the month of August for the Mark Riser – Apologist blog in apologetics and discipleship.I will also attend worship, teach my Life Group, serve at church, and do all the things that need to be done. … Continue reading Vacation 2022!
Read I Samuel 1:4-28; 2:1-6As we begin I Samuel, the days of the judges were coming to a close. The nation of Israel had hit or was nearing rock bottom. Yet, one thing remained the same, the faithfulness of God and His redemptive mission. The story of Hannah reminds us that God is always faithful … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Judges #4