God in Three Persons

One of the earliest controversies to erupt in early Christianity centered around the Trinity. The basic question boiled down to this: “If there is but one God and Christ is God, what is the relationship of Christ to the Father?” Early Christians answered that question in a variety of ways, and some were fairly close […]

How to be a People Person

There are so many times we need friends, times when life seems as though it would be unbearable without dear, dear friends. But, as you well know, in order to have close friends, we must be a friend ourselves. Solomon reminds us, “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24). But, […]

The Life of Jesus Christ

John Newton, the author of “Amazing Grace” was a rough, dirty sailor with a foul mouth and an appetite for rotten living. He was captain of a slave ship. But, eventually he caught up with some denominational Christians and joined a denominational body. He then went all over England speaking in churches about Jesus Christ. […]

Christians and Politics

It’s political season in America. Last night, Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The night before, Governor Mike Pence, who was raised only about a half hour from my dad, accepted the GOP Vice Presidential nomination. In less than one week, Hillary Rodham Clinton will accept the Democratic nomination […]

Melania Trump’s Plagiarism and Jesus

Melania Trump found herself in an uncomfortable position after her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Her speechwriter lifted whole sections from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. When you put the two speeches side by side, there is no doubt—regardless of what the Trump campaign might say—that Melania Trump’s […]