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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 challenges for the Bible teacher …

Balancing Law vs. Principles

Do you ever have weeks when you wonder what God is attempting to communicate to you through your exceedingly thick skull? I’m in the midst of one of those weeks. The message is confronting me on multiple levels. It started with our church’s focus on Easter. As we progressed through Passion Week, and as I meditated on the reality of …

The Kingdom of God: Past, Present & Future

 Mysteries of the Kingdom of God The Kingdom: Past, Present & Future Chris Eller     Download Handout (pdf) Download PowerPoint (pdf)   “But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory.”–1 Corinthians 2:7   The great theme of God’s kingdom program can be found …

Google Enters Virtual World

PCMag.com is offering a preview/review of Google Lively (Beta). This is the online giant’s entrance into the virtual world dominated by Second Life. Here is the summary of the article: Lively gives you a 3D chat world with a very clear interface, and it makes getting into virtual worlds much easier than it is with Second Life or World of …

The Legitimacy of Christian Apologetics

For many Christians in America, the journey to faith in Jesus Christ began as a small child. Born into a Christian home to parents who took great interest in passing their faith on to their children, believing in Jesus Christ and in the Scriptures that reveal Him to us, is as natural as the physical progression that takes them from …

A Response to David Hume’s Arguments Against Miracles

For most Americans, the word “miracle” has become synonymous with everyday happenings. Indeed, listen in on the conversation between two people and you will hear about “miracle drugs,” and the fact that it was “a miracle they made it to work” that morning, or if they get a big project finished on time, “it will be a miracle.” Miracles seem …

The Archaeological Discovery of the Lost Epistle to the Laodiceans

There has been much debate through the centuries of church history over Paul’s "lost epistle to the Laodiceans." The biblical reference for the "lost epistle" comes from Colossians 4:16: "And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. " There …

Science & The Bible

It is common in many popular evangelical settings to disparage science. Based on your reading of Geisler’s text so far, how would you defend Christianity on Scientific terms? Would you personally disparage science as anti-God? What about historical scientific figures that were first and foremost scientists but also evangelical in their Christian beliefs, how would they have dealt with questions …