What’s wrong with premarital sex? One of the questions I get a lot is the question about sexual morality as it relates to the Bible, and it’s one I have thought a lot about as well considering that I do quite a bit of marital counseling and also considering that I’m a guy and I […]continue reading What’s wrong with premarital sex?
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
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 was disturbed to see this video from Barack Obama talking about his intentions regarding the abortion issue…continue reading Barack On Abortion
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?
I just preached a message this week on the reasons we should believe in God, and as a result I’ve been watching some videos from some serious atheists to get their perspective. There are some interesting thoughts out there, and I’m going to post here a collection of video clips and links to people who […]continue reading Are we willing to engage atheism?
I believe in God because the universe needs a creator. The first reason I have for my own belief in God is that the universe needs a creator. WARNING: I have a degree in philosophy and some of the concepts I use for my belief in God require the use of some technical terms. Here’s […]continue reading The Universe Needs a Creator
For those who want to know the answer to this question, it usually boils down to two other questions: Can a rational person like me believe in God? Should I today make the choice of faith today?continue reading Why should I believe in God?
In my last post in this category, I talked about the Cycle of Rebellion that plagued the nation of Israel beginning with the death of Joshua. Here’s a recap of what that cycle looks like: The Jews forsake God and his laws for foreign gods and immorality. God forsakes the Jews to foreign governments and […]continue reading The Downhill King Slide
…Nevertheless, underneath it all, behind it all, through it all, in some unseen place we cannot visit yet, there is an unseen God who though his creation is predictable and orderly still deeply desires to have unpredictable relationships with people.continue reading Angels, Demons, and Scientific Method