The Church just finished celebrating Good Friday, a day all about remembering the crucifixion and sacrifice of Christ. This is a topic that has been on my mind a lot the last year or so. Continue reading Some Questions About Penal Substitution
Today is Good Friday, an extremely important day in the church calendar. Good Friday is the day that we take time to remember and reflect on the crucified God, and there is plenty to think about. Continue reading One Thing That Makes Good Friday So Good
Have you ever found yourself asking questions that look like this?
Do we have free will?
Does God change His mind in response to human actions?
Is my fate decided for me beforehand?
Is God somehow behind the evil that happens?
If God has known from eternity past what I’m going to choose was I ever really free to choose in the first place?
Does God ordain everything from what socks I choose to wear in the morning to the miscarriage the woman down the street had?
Is the future completely settled? Continue reading Open Theism: An Introduction
Our culture can at times be obsessed with heaven. Just look at the number of best selling books that are written about people describing their experiences of heaven after a near-death-experience and you’ll see how many people want to know what might await them on the other side. Continue reading Eat and Drink, For Tomorrow We Die
If you are at all familiar with what I’ve written on this blog, or if you are familiar with my take on the Christian life, then you will know that I think it is a pretty big deal that we (Christians) should be peacemakers. We should be a people who are committed to bringing God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven, and that kingdom is a kingdom of peace. Now I think (that Jesus thinks) a big part of this is loving all people, and that “all people” even includes our enemies. When I talk about this I will often get two objections: Continue reading The Good ISIS Member
It’s an election year here in America and this means that there are political adds, political debates, political opinions, and political everything. I’m originally from Iowa and that is where the first caucus takes place, so I would get more than enough politics in a year. Continue reading The King That Refused to be King
Hi I’m Curtis, and I am a recovering camel gulper.
No, you read that sentence right. I used to love to gulp down camels. Honestly, sometimes I still do. Continue reading I’m a Camel Gulper