June, 2008

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Rewards in Heaven? Part 2

If we are going to understand what the Bible teaches us about heavenly rewards, we are going to have to gain a better understanding of how “works” fit in to the Christian life. To most people, when you start talking about earning heavenly rewards based on how one lives their life on Earth, it sounds

unChristian-Pt. 3

More highlights from David Kinnaman’s arresting new book unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity, this time from chapter 4, “Get Saved.” After a few introductory paragraphs, Kinnaman details a several myths associated with reaching people with the gospel that the Barna group has uncovered in their polling research. Two examples: Myth: The

Is Christ the Exclusive Way to Eternal Life?

Well, according to a recent study published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, the overwhelming majority of Christians don’t think so. A study released on Monday gave some surprising–and for us evangelical Christians, downright alarming–results. According to this MSNBC.com article, 57% of evangelicals believe that there are multiple ways that lead to

Jamaica Update From Luke

We are posting updates from Jamaica under the Features section of our home page. I received this most recent one from Luke about an hour ago and I thought that in order to get it up quickly, I would post it here too. After you read this, please take a moment to pray for the

Rewards In Heaven?

Based on a few conversations I’ve had recently, I’d say that there is quite a bit of confusion about the biblical concept that Christians will be rewarded in heaven based on their life on Earth. If there are rewards, what will they be? How do you get them? Is it wrong for rewards to be

Jesus and Buddha

Here is an interesting post by Jon Bloom over at the Desiring God Blog. Greatly disturbed by the suffering he saw in the world, 29-year-old Prince Guatama Siddhartha (563-483 BC), who was later called the Buddha (enlightened one), left his wife and young child and set out on a search for the meaning of life.

Is The Bible The Divinely Inspired Word of God?

This past Sunday I tried to answer one of the questions submitted by the congregation as part of our summer preaching series Biblical Answers To Practical Questions. The series, inspired by both Paul’s first letter to Corinth as well as Mars Hill Church, has allowed us as pastors to speak to the issues that are

Prayer for the World: Sex Trade in Afghanistan

During Kids Club two weeks ago, we focused on God’s love for the people of the world. It’s so much easier for me to think about and pray for myself or those I’m around regularly. But, I often forget about or don’t take the time to pray for those around the globe who are suffering

A Summer Reading List That Isn’t Better Than Keith’s, Dave’s, or Luke’s

Here’s a few I’ve either read recently, or am about to begin…and if you feel the need to skip this post, I beg you, take a look at The Price of Privilege. If you’re a parent especially, I really recommend checking it out. If you don’t want to purchase it, I’ve gone to the liberty

Do I Need A Gym Membership to Exercise?

My wife and I enjoy (well, at least sometimes enjoy, the rest of the time we do it because we know we need it) working out, and thus, joined Wilson’s Fitness last year. Being able to sit on a bike, run on a treadmill, or a climb a stair-stepper while watching ESPN has revolutionized my