Andy Stanley, the Ten Commandments, and Public Outrage

Those who know me personally, or follow my blog with a degree of religiosity know that I am not a fan of Andy Stanley. I do not support his ministry or recommend his work to Christians. What began as the bad ecclesiology of the seeker-sensitive mega-church movement has evolved into dangerous theological positions, many which have been very controversial of late. Stanley recently found himself in … Continue reading Andy Stanley, the Ten Commandments, and Public Outrage

Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? Trinitarian Heresies

This is the third and final installment of the Christmas series on Christological heresies. I hope you have found these helpful in understanding what not to believe about the incarnation. The following heresies technically deserve a category of their own. They transcend the more narrow study of Christology, and are more closely related to the Godhead as a whole. However, because Jesus is God, a … Continue reading Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? Trinitarian Heresies

Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The Hypostatic Union

Continuing our Christmas/Incarnation series on Christological heresies, we come to what is perhaps the most complicated of these issues: the Hypostatic union. Many ancient heresies were rejected for what they believed about how the human and the divine met on Christmas night 2,000 years ago. Was Jesus a demi-god, part man, part God? Was Jesus more human than God? Was Jesus all God, no human? … Continue reading Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The Hypostatic Union

Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The God Before Bethlehem

Christology The theological event celebrated at Christmas is the Incarnation, when the Word took on flesh and became in every way human, calling us His brothers. With this, the Word taking on human form, comes the ever important necessity to then understand, from Scripture, what this means. The incarnation is crucial in answering Jesus’ famous question, “who do you say that I am?” We call … Continue reading Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The God Before Bethlehem

A Christian and a Buddhist Walk into a Coffee Shop

My fellow pastor, Pastor Bo Hutches, who blogs at To Work and Keep, recently went to a local coffee shop, and after ordering his coffee and sitting at a table to study, it did not take for a stranger to sit near him at the same table.  The stranger stuck out in many ways from the rest of the coffee patrons. He was a tall, … Continue reading A Christian and a Buddhist Walk into a Coffee Shop

The Murder of a Missionary

A few weeks ago the internet was in a storm discussing the murder of missionary John Chau, a Christian who attempted to go to an illegal island (North Sentinel Island), and bring the Gospel to an unreached people group, commonly called the Sentinelese. There is quite a bit of both criticism and support towards Chau from both Christians and non-Christians alike. Many of the criticisms … Continue reading The Murder of a Missionary

John the Baptist on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

A Spiritual Hunch Lauren Daigle is another unfortunate (though not surprising) case study in compromised Christianity. Not long ago, Daigle appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show. Many Christians took issue with this, but failed to articulate why in an appropriate way. I think this is evidence of how Christians find difficulty putting into words the convictions of the Holy Spirit. In other words, many Christians took qualm, … Continue reading John the Baptist on the Ellen DeGeneres Show