On that day tell your son, “I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.” — Exodus 13:8 “My kids are too busy!” Our world is putting increasingly large burdens on our children. Whatever happened to the days when children would come home from school at 2 […]continue reading How to Teach Busy Kids about God
I’ve been doing some thinking recently about where spiritual beliefs come from, and just recently, I had a kind of epiphany. Let’s see if I can explain it: It all came about because I was having a conversation with a man who was telling me about his faith journey. His story is that he had […]continue reading You need a foundation not feelings
Recently, I got this question from a member of our church and thought my response might help others too. Here’s the question: Jeff- I received an email from a Ukrainian student that was my roommate. She was on the border of accepting Christ but she recently wrote me about how she saw this movie called […]continue reading Questions About The Secret
I’m amazed at how many people on their spiritual journey will accumulate beliefs that line up with the way they already think.continue reading On self-determined beliefs
As far as I see it there are only four logically defensible spiritual paths a person may walk. Accept yourself as the highest authority and pursue whatever interests you, including perhaps the rejection of all religious thought whatsoever. Accept your logic as the highest authority and rigorously study every single religious system in depth to […]continue reading Only four logically defensible spiritual paths.
Ordinarily, I don’t give Satan any credit for anything that happens, but I have become convinced that there are some times when he rears his ugly head in particularly oppressive fashion. I believe Satan gets specifically active whenever a personcontinue reading The Only Time I Give Satan Credit
I was disturbed to see this video from Barack Obama talking about his intentions regarding the abortion issue…continue reading Barack On Abortion
Lord in Heaven, I’m sensing your call to take my steps into a new level of relationship with you. It’s more than a desire in my heart. It’s more than a thought or a notion. It’s a repetitive prompting that you have more for me and a constant reminder that I need it. I’ve washed […]continue reading Prayer for the next level
In light of my recent message on science and the Bible and how they relate, some friends pointed me to Answers in Genesis, a website that attempts to explain and defend the position that God created the earth in 6 literal 24 hour days no more than 10,000 years ago. I’ve long desired to see […]continue reading Do Supernovae Give Evidence of a Young Earth?
NOTE: These questions were emailed to me and I thought they were worth posting here! These come from David Hynes, a deep-thinking guy who’s been coming to our church since our Grand Opening. Hey Jeff! I didn’t see how to post comments on your blog, so I decided to email instead. I’ll go back and […]continue reading Questions on Theistic Evolution
Here’s another video clip that can hopefully provoke some discussion about the relationship between faith and science and whether or not religion is the product of evolutionary processes. Watch it if you can and tell me what you think!continue reading Is religion a product of evolution?
What do you think of this video?continue reading Ken Miller on the Evolution of Humans
In light of our current discussion in the WHY campaign, I’m posting here links to a couple articles I have written here. I hope they are informative and helpful. Science v. Religion Angels Demons and the Scientific Methodcontinue reading Addressing the Issue of Science and Faith
At Southside Church, we have been going through a churchwide campaign called, WHY> 40 Days Pursuing Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions. I haven’t posted the sermons yet, but we’re just finishing our second week of the program, and already I’ve been challenged with some pretty big questions. During the first small group discussion at my […]continue reading Why does God demand total submission?
This is just a quick post to say that I had a really fun weekend on one hand and a really bad weekend on the other. At T.G.I. Friday’s (where I just started to work part-time as a waiter), I had a section of two tables only, but in the brief couple hours of lunch, […]continue reading Great Weekend… Or Not?