Before I begin, I do not want Charismatic Christians to feel singled out so let me make clear that this is simply the first group that I am addressing in a series of posts aimed at reconciling differences, addressing concerns, and encouraging various groups of believers within the Church. Theological issues within the Church are […]Read More 5 things I Want to Say to My Charismatic Friends
Jesus & Therapy is a new, popular, and I would argue a beneficial phrase that is trending and very popular among many young Christians today. It basically supports the notion that one can be a strong Christian and not be afraid of going to therapy. For the most part there is nothing wrong with seeking […]Read More Jesus & Therapy, A testimony & A few opinions:
Have you ever seen a billboard or talked with an atheist who has expressed the sentiment that they are “Good without God”? I have had many genial conversations with atheist, agnostics, and religious pluralist alike and this is a pretty common mindset. There are however a few fatal flaws in its logic that I would […]Read More Can you really be “Good without God”?
As usual, I will try to use less than 1000 words to address a topic you could probably write a Ph.D. paper on. Nonetheless, as a Christian and as the son of restaurant owners, I feel as if I have ample ability to properly address a crippling issue inside of Christian Culture. I believe that […]Read More Fair & Loving Treatment of Service Staff: Christians Stop Being Hypocrites
Intelligence can breed contempt, so I must often repent of my petty nature when I laugh with contemp at those who say there is no evidence for God. As you will see, there is plenty of evidence for God that I will be discussing below. But before I do, let me first tell you what […]Read More You Can’t Prove God? FALSE. The Kalam Cosmological Argument & More
Let’s talk about Evangelism and the city of Chicago. When I say “Chicago”, what do you think about? Michael Jordan and the Bulls, the musical named after the city, or perhaps the terrible rate of violent crime in the city? Well, here’s a new thing that you should know about Chicago: I am going to […]Read More The “rust” in Trust, Part 2: Evangelism & Putting the “I go” in Chicago
This past Wednesday I had the privilege of leading the freshmen bible study I run as a leader in Cru. I talked about Philippians 2: 19-30 and how Paul sent Timothy and Epaphroditus from Rome to Philippi and how Epaphroditus would be returning home after almost dying of illness. Epaphroditus came to Paul with a […]Read More The “rust” in Trust, Part 1: Stop Giving God a set of Terms and Conditions
I love movies, but I genuinely fear they distort our reality. Movies have conditioned us to almost always expect good things to fall into place at the precisely right time for the good guys in our films. In reality we rarely see things happen at the point we consider to be the right time. However, […]Read More Praising God After the Healing Didn’t Come