I could've been totally wrong when I said, "Apologetics is Not about Defending the Faith."

It’s not often that I admit I could be wrong.  Just ask my wife.  Usually though, when someone approaches me with a well reasoned argument and shows me where and why I’m wrong, I accept it.  Don’t get ME wrong, I’m not “against” apologetics, I just think the church as a whole is defending the […]

Adjusting your Gospel Presentation to your Natural Audience?

“Natural” people, according to the Bible, are those that do not have God’s Spirit within them.  “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.”  1 Corinthians 2:14 Further, […]

Apologetics: Should We Be "Takin' it to the Streets?"

I’ve heard it said, that “Apologetics is a biblical command!”  The way some folks obey that command almost makes me believe it.  But, is it really a “Biblical Command?”  First off, it’s an odd phrase when a noun is referred to as a command.  It would be like saying, “The Cross is a command.”  But, […]

My, what a BIG BIBLE you have!

How many of you have one of those Giant Family Bibles in your house right now?  Have you ever actually read from it?     Allow me to share a short story with you.  We’ve been extending our ministry boundaries significantly over the past year, and going to what I would consider “unreached” areas.  Practically […]

Apologetics is not about "Defending the Faith."

  The theological field of apologetics is exalted by most within Christendom and challenged by many outside of it.  Great strides have been taken by the church to raise up “defenders of the faith.”  Debating others in public on the truths of Christianity has become a spectator sport.  Many bare the title “Apologist,” or are […]

When Community Must Be Broken

  As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.  Titus 3:10 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17 Now […]

Must We Promote Ourselves to More Effectively Promote Christ?

I MUST INCREASE, so that He may increase! The reasoning goes something like this… If I know I have important things to say and I am going to get others to listen to me, then they have to want to listen to me.  In order for them to want to listen to me, I have to be […]

Apocalyptic Scriptures – Good for Evangelism, Bad for Soul-Winning

The use of apocalyptic literature in the soul-winning is pervasive. The use of doom, gloom, and fear, has driven many not to hope, but to desperation. For the purposes of “saving someone from hell,” modern day evangelism may have driven some there by a more direct route. By hell, and for the purpose of this […]