Why I Am a Christian Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 4

Nehemiah, armed with letters to officials and a military escort, traveled across his world to Jerusalem. He had everything he needed to do the work. The letters from the king gave him safe passage and access to resources needed to rebuild. When he reached the city, Nehemiah found that the situation was just as bleak … Continue reading Why I Am a Christian Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 4

Why I Am a Christian Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 2

Last week, I began a discussion of the Old Testament figure Nehemiah.While serving as cupbearer to King Artaxerxes, Nehemiah was rocked by news that the city of Jerusalem was devastated. The walls of the city were broken down and the gates had been burned. The news was enough to drive Nehemiah to tears. In the … Continue reading Why I Am a Christian Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 2

Why I Am an Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 2

Nehemiah could have rested, as far as a wine taster could rest, in his position of comfort and the trust of Artaxerxes. Upon hearing the news of the plight of Jerusalem, his heart and spirit were stirred to pray to God not just for himself, but for his people. The whole sad history of the … Continue reading Why I Am an Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 2

Why I Am an Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 1

The Old Testament figure Nehemiah was in a great position. Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king (Nehemiah 1:11). This position of cupbearer means that he was wine taster for King Artaxerxes. Monarchs of that day and age (and many since) were in a precarious position despite being powerful rulers. Their reigns could be cut short … Continue reading Why I Am an Apologist and Why You Should Care, Pt. 1

Discipleship Minute #24

Read Hebrews 10:19-25.What do you think about when considering the first church service you attended? I remember sitting in the balcony, bookmarking the hymns that we were going to sing that morning. The first “church” song that I ever memorized was the classic “Doxology.” It was always used as the offertory hymn. I will stipulate … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #24

I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself 2020 #1

“The deepest issue facing the church today is this: Are its main creeds and central teachings items of knowledge, or mere matters of blind faith, privatized personal beliefs, or issues of feeling to be accepted or set aside according to the individual or cultural pressures that come and go?”J. P. Moreland, The Soul: How We … Continue reading I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself 2020 #1