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 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. […]

“What does the Bible say about compromise?”……Answer: To compromise is to make concessions or accommodations for someone who does not agree with a prevalent set of standards or rules. The Bible makes it clear that God does not condone compromising His standards: "Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful […]

“How should a Christian respond to persecution?”……There's no doubt that persecution is a stark reality of living the Christian life. The apostle Paul warned us that "everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12). Jesus told us to expect persecution from the world because if they […]

“What is the true gospel?”……The true gospel is the good news that God saves sinners. Man is by nature sinful and separated from God with no hope of remedying that situation. But God, by His power, provided the means of man's redemption in the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ. ……The word […]