By Neil Bruinsma As a team, we went to Cologne University, Germany and surveyed over 150 students. We asked them questions like: “Who or what do you think God is?” “If you could ask God one question what would you ask?” “What do you think happens when you die?” Our intention was to get an … Continue reading There’s Probably No God
By Derek Iannelli-Smith Is Jesus really just concerned with our receiving him into our hearts? Have evangelicals over-emphasized individual “decisions for Christ” and under-emphasized the redemptive elements of the Gospel in regards to social and cultural transformation? Is our gospel a “Me-first” Gospel? A couple of disclaimers: 1. I have learned that there are some … Continue reading The Me-First Gospel: Individualism and Christianity
By Jeff Goins, Editor I saw this article in Telegraph the other day: Father David Buckley unveiled the 35,000 seven-foot high bronze statue at the Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Catholic church in Uckfield. Cornish’s sculpture was funded by money left by Winifred Gregory, 87, a member of the congregation who passed away … Continue reading Blue-Jeaned Jesus: Our Savior’s New PR Campaign
By Jimmy McCarty A while back there was an article here asking if Jesus was a revolutionary. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Jesus turned the cultural, religious, and political world upside down. You bet he was a revolutionary! According to the article the dictionary definition of revolutionary is “constituting or bringing about a major … Continue reading Jesus: Revolutionary of Revolutionaries
By Jeff Goins, Editor There is a popular hymn that goes like this: Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus O for grace to trust him more… I sometimes catch myself humming or singing that hymn without even realizing it, and I’m not even that into … Continue reading ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus?
By Josh Brundage The other day at my university, there was a hellfire and brimstone preacher standing outside the student center, yelling at those passing by. He was shouting at the top of his lungs, and some men around him were holding signs condemning people from certain walks of life. The man was yelling about … Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Be a Christian Anymore
By Derek R. Iannelli-Smith Was Jesus a revolutionary? What does that mean, and what doesn’t it mean? The Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines revolutionary’ as, “constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change.” Today’s church’ likes it’s post-modern terms and “Jesus the revolutionary” is one of those that possibly gets caught up in the … Continue reading Was Jesus a Revolutionary?
By Seth Barnes, Founder of Adventures in Missions Jesus looked out over the crowds and his heart broke with compassion for them. That’s one of the reasons he moved around so much. He was the original missionary, leaving the security of his stomping grounds and going to places he’d never seen where he healed and … Continue reading The Missionary Heart of Jesus
By Jeff Goins, Editor Remember those “What Would Jesus Do?” bracelets? I hated those stupid things… but I’m sure that I had one. Given the time of year, it bears consideration: What would Jesus think of Christmas? Would he appreciate how his birthday is being celebrated – with elaborate dinners, decorated houses, sprinkles on cookies, … Continue reading Christmas: What Would Jesus Do About It?