Trust Falls With Jesus.

Trust Falls With Jesus.

Have you ever heard of the Tylenol murders? My millennial self had never heard of them either until a recent episode of the Stuff You Should Know podcast. The murders took place in this ancient time known as 1982. Truthfully, that was only three years before I was born, but it was definitely a different era. An era where everyone trusted stuff on the shelves that had zero protection against tampering.

Can Science and Faith Both Be True?

Can Science and Faith Both Be True?

If this series has been really encouraging to you, piqued your curiosity, and you’d like to keep studying, I’ve done my job. I knew Skeptic had no chance of giving you the final answer for all these questions. The reality is, only Jesus will do that at the end of time, but I hope this series may have sparked a curiosity to know more… because there is a lot more to learn.

Superficially Similar and Fundamentally Different

Superficially Similar and Fundamentally Different

A few months back I was talking to a friend about his adjustment to married life. He told me a funny story about how his wife wanted to surprise him with brownies. Brownies, that sounds pretty awesome. Who wouldn't want to be surprised by sweet chocolaty goodness? It was a caring gesture and without hesitation, my friend obliged his bride by eating one of these chocolate delights.

Is Christianity Inherently Oppressive?

Is Christianity Inherently Oppressive?

In 1915 Peter L. Jensen invented the first moving coil loudspeaker, and his invention is still used today. Every Sunday a group of amazing and dedicated volunteers put four of them up at Curley so we can have sound amplification. You can have your face melted off by your favorite guitar riff or belt to your new summer jam because of the loudspeaker. It’s an amazing invention that has allowed people to hear and experience wonderful speeches like Dr. King’s “I have a dream,” and music like Queens, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Can You Be Good Without God?

Can You Be Good Without God?

Redemption for the atheist is annihilation. It’s in this annihilation that "…humiliation you suffer in your life will be forgotten. Every mistake you made will not matter in the end. Every bad thing you did will be voided. If our life is all we get to experience, then it's the only thing that matters. If the universe has no principles, the only principles…

Hanging on for Dear Life

Hanging on for Dear Life

On August 29th, 2005, after strengthening over the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Katrina made its second and third landfalls over the states of Mississippi and Louisiana. It devastated Gulf Port Mississippi and then during the next few days as the waters rose, it overwhelmed the levee system of New Orleans and flooded the city and the surrounding area. As a result, more than 1800 people died, and 10’s of 1000’s were displaced by the evacuation.

Exclusive Jesus and the Unforgivable Sin

Exclusive Jesus and the Unforgivable Sin

One of the least culturally attractive doctrines of Christianity comes from the mouth of Jesus himself.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Jesus is claiming that there is only one true way to God. For our culture, this idea smacks of arrogance and ignorance. People have asked me things like, “You’re telling me all the devout people in religion X are going to hell?”

The Final Spiritual Rhythm

The Final Spiritual Rhythm

Tomorrow we finish our series Rhythms. Rhythms has been all about beginning habits in the new year that move you closer to Christ. We’ve covered a lot: Scripture reading, community, generosity, worship, and Sunday we’re adding one more. While I think each one of those rhythms is needed in the Christian life, it can become overwhelming to try and start them all at the same time.

Clive and The Rhythm of Generosity

Clive and The Rhythm of Generosity

Clive didn’t grow up a generous person, but all that changed when he came to follow Christ. As he searched the Scriptures he discovered the beauty of a generous heart. He became abundantly hospitable. While fighting in World War I Clive and his friend Paddie made a promise to each other. If one of them were to die, they would take care of the other’s mother. Paddie was killed in battle…