Intervention: What the Church Can Learn About Discipline from a TV Show

The idea and practice of church discipline is experiencing an upswing in our churches, and rightly so. But with this upswing also comes deep challenges in how we implement discipline and how it is perceived, both by those who are disciplined and those doing the discipline. While church discipline involves everything from one member going…

What Has the Trinity to do with a Warp Drive?

If a person wanted to read the whole Bible, it would take them about 90 hours to complete. If they wanted to watch every episode and movie of the Star Trek franchise it would take 530 hours to complete. There are groups of people who have done both, and both groups have questions that arise…

Stop Crawling Off the Altar

The question is simple. If we need God to truly have life, if we need God in our life to have real meaning and purpose, not some cheap imitation rip-off of the original, then what are we willing to do to have God in our life.

God’s Open Letter

The Bible, Scripture, the Word of God, revelation, the revealing of God to man. Sitting in front of me is this most fascinating of books. The stories are fantastic, verging on the unbelievable, no, they are at times unbelievable, at least according to current ways of defining belief. We can’t run a test to see…

The Reading Fan Club

Jay Dewsong is an avid Harry Potter fan and he recently relocated to a new city, forcing him to leave his beloved Harry Potter (HP) fan club. As soon as he arrived in his new city — let’s call it Kansas City — he starting looking for a local fan club to which he could…

Sixty-Six Blu-Rays

  Once upon a time a man was sitting at home, pondering his life, wondering if there was more to it than endless TV shows and bottomless bags of chips. As he pondered he heard a rapping at his front door. He slowly pulled himself up from his lethargy and answered the door. Waiting for…

The God Who Became Man, The Man Who is God

How are we to understand the person of Jesus Christ in light of the biblical evidence that he was God and human? The church has wrestled with this tension for 2000 years, and much like the Trinity, has come to the conclusion that there is a deep mystery in the unity of the divine and…

Behold the Man

In our day and age, there is little debate over the humanity of Jesus. It is a foregone conclusion that he is human, but alas he is often portrayed in modern scholarship as all too human. He is given the failures and the foibles of the mass of humanity. He is beset with the same…