Why Jen Hatmaker is Wrong

Jen Hatmaker

Popular Christian author, speaker, and celebrity, Jen Hatmaker, sparked a firestorm within Christian media when she recently affirmed her support of same-sex unions and stated she believes gay couples in a monogamous relationship can be blessed by God and seen as holy. Christian apologists were quick to call her out and plead with her to reconsider her […]

Bullet-point Notes from the 2016 Family Leadership Summit

Family Leadership Summit 2016

Family Leadership Summit 2016 Below are some bullet-point notes I took during the 2016 Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, IA. Bob Vander Plaats Think Bigger | Watch the Video Mission/Survival Matrix. As the focus on survival increases, the emphasis on the mission decreases. Matthew 6:33 priority is God is King, His Righteousness, All Things. […]

Lessons We Can Learn from the Mormon Church

Lessons We Can Learn from the Mormon Church

As I write this blog post, I am with our Utah Mission Team as we conclude our 2016 trip to Manti, Utah. Our team this year consisted of 37 folks; 26 from First Family Church, and 11 from Crossway Community Church in Wisconsin, where John and Jenny Andrus are members. Keith and Nikki Ryan and […]

What Do Seventh-day Adventists Believe?

The Divine Counselor

The painting above is “The Divine Counselor” by well-known Seventh-day Adventist painter Harry Anderson. Religion and American politics has always proven to be a complicated mix. Religious conservatives like to quote their heroes of the faith of the last 100 years. President’s like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush seem to lead the pack. Yet, if […]

Dealing With Difficult Issues: Hebrews 6

As a Bible teacher/preacher, you need to know how to answer difficult issues, questions, and passages within the Bible. In an effort to give insight into how to deal with difficult passages, I’m providing a look inside how I tackled a particularly difficult text—Hebrews 6. Without doubt, Hebrews 6 provides one of the greatest theological […]

How Do You Define A Cult?

During the Spring 2014 semester I am studying Modern Religious Sects as part of a Master of Arts in Apologetics through Luther Rice Seminary.  Establishing a clear definition of what constitutes a cult or sect is an essential place to begin when studying religious movements and gatherings. This is more true in 21st Century America, […]