Why Were Freud and Marx Wrong about Christianity?

Freud-Marx complaints do not stand up to rigorous criticism, because they provide no evidence for their claims, which, even if they were true, would not prove what they set out to prove, that is, that Christianity is false. What Were Marx and Freud's Complaints About Religion? Sigmund Freud proposed that religion was merely wish-fulfillment. Wouldn’t… Continue reading Why Were Freud and Marx Wrong about Christianity?

Recommendations: Bible Study Tools

On Tuesday, January 2, Dan Osborn and I did a Facebook live video to talk about some of the tools we like for studying the Bible. Without any further ado, here are some links to get your hands on some of the tools we recommended (with a couple of others thrown in for good measure).… Continue reading Recommendations: Bible Study Tools

Dads, Lead Your Family Spiritually (New Resource)

One of the highest callings of manhood is the spiritual leadership of a family. The same is also one of the greatest challenges and potentially one of the biggest sources of frustration, due to lack of time and uncertainty of how to start. I spoke on this topic at Park FG's recent men's breakfast. I… Continue reading Dads, Lead Your Family Spiritually (New Resource)

Introducing Advent Devos

Dads, many of us have the desire to lead our families well spiritually. That's a good desire. Super biblical. But picture this, and see if you can relate: you wake up in the morning with the best of intentions: you're going to lead your family in a devotional (Bible study, discussion and prayer) today. But… Continue reading Introducing Advent Devos

This is Apologetics: Presup Starter Pack

As I explained in my first article, I started this blog in order to, "share with you the books and articles I'm reading, the videos I'm watching, the sermons and podcasts I'm listening to, and the discussions I'm having--in the hopes that you can use this resources to build up your own faith and develop… Continue reading This is Apologetics: Presup Starter Pack

The What, How and Why of Christian Care Visits (New Resource)

To the best of my recollection, when I went into full-time pastoral ministry a few years ago, the one aspect of ministry which I was least looking forward to was doing care visits--visiting and ministering to the hurting, sick, depressed, and otherwise struggling at home, in the hospital, etc. That strain of ministry skill just… Continue reading The What, How and Why of Christian Care Visits (New Resource)

Some Further Reflections on “Scripture Alone” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching God's word to my church family at Park Community Church (Forest Glen).  I preached on the "content of the church," focusing in on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura--that Scripture alone is the foundation of the church. You can read my sermon notes here. The "big idea" was that, "Scripture… Continue reading Some Further Reflections on “Scripture Alone” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Spread the News! New Resources Posted!

FYI, I've just posted two new resources that I hope will be useful. The first is for Spanish-speaking parents: a Spanish translation of the New Covenant Catechism for Little Ones (thanks to Antonio Salgado). And the second is for churches to use in equipping their people to share their faith. You can find them both at the top… Continue reading Spread the News! New Resources Posted!

Revised Catechism Posted

Dear Parents and Toddlers*, I was not really happy with the formatting of the New Covenant Catechism for Little Ones, so I went back and revised it. The revised and, I hope, easier to read and use Catechism is now posted in the Resources tab. Check it out and let me know what you think.… Continue reading Revised Catechism Posted

Catechism Q2: Is there more than one true God?

Is there more than one true God? No! Israel, listen to me. The Lord is our God. The Lord is the one and only God. Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIrV) I wanted you to understand that I am the one and only God. Before me, there was no other god at all. And there will not be any god… Continue reading Catechism Q2: Is there more than one true God?