The Bad Business Ethics of Christian Ministry (Part 4 of 7)……You would think that a Christian ministry would be more ethical than secular businesses. Sadly, that is sometimes not the case.……This issue has confronted me time and again throughout my Christian walk, both in big and small ways, and where I've either been the offender […]

“What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God?”……Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:33). The verse's meaning is as direct as it sounds. We are to seek the things of God as a priority over the things of the world. Primarily, it […]

“Is it necessary to fully understand the Gospel to go to heaven? Is it enough to believe it, even if we do not fully understand it?”……It's important to recognize that no one fully understands all of the depth and nuances of the riches found in the Bible. The Bible is God's revelation of Himself to […]

Fragrance of Life or Death…2 Corinthians 2:15-16…“Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, […]

“What did Jesus mean when He said, "Take up your cross and follow Me" (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23)?”……Answer: Let's begin with what Jesus didn't mean. Many people interpret "cross" as some burden they must carry in their lives: a strained relationship, a thankless job, a physical illness. With self-pitying pride, they say, "That's […]

Bearing the Cross Luke 14:27“And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.“ Bearing one’s cross means something quite different from bearing the ordinary burdens and troubles of life. These are common to all men, but the privilege of taking up and carrying the cross is the […]

“What is a Christian worldview?”……A "worldview" refers to a comprehensive conception of the world from a specific standpoint. …A "Christian worldview," is a comprehensive conception of the world from a Christian standpoint. …An individual's worldview is his "big picture," a harmony of all his beliefs about the world. It is his way of understanding reality. […]