In 2016, citing a turbulent election cycle and a dramatic exponential increase in usage, the Oxford Dictionary chose "post-truth" as the word of the year. They defined it as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief" (Oxford Dictionary, 2016). … Continue reading What Is Truth?
The last thing the Apostle Peter wrote, that we have a record of, is "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen" (2 Peter 3:18). I think we would all agree that Christians should be seeking … Continue reading Spiritual Growth
In John 3:1-21, we read of a Pharisee named Nicodemus who came to Jesus by night. Unlike some of the other Pharisees and Jews, Nicodemus did not outright reject Jesus. He saw the signs Jesus performed and concluded rightly that Jesus had come from God (John 3:2). However, Nicodemus did not see Jesus as anything … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again
I read an article from LifeWay Research the other day that spoke of tangible benefits to daily Bible reading. They surveyed 40,000 individuals aging 8 to 80 about their engagement with the word of God. What was interesting about the research was what a difference a day makes when it comes to engaging with the … Continue reading Tangible Benefits to Daily Bible Reading
When I sit down with someone to have a Bible study, most of the time, I will either draw or bring with me a printout of a box. Above the box, I have the Scripture 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Which reads, "All Scriptures is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for … Continue reading Establishing Biblical Authority