God Uses Man Not Holograms

In the beginning, God could have created a high-tech recording of Himself. Maybe it would be like a living hologram or something, like a Star Wars or Star Trek flick. And in it, He could have explained the universe, creation, revealed His nature and desires and plans, and pre-told all the Bible would come to…

Image of God in Man

What does it mean to be “created in the image of God”? (Genesis 1:27) Imago Dei is a critical (imperative) topic to our culture as created human beings. The identity of man and woman are being challenged daily, worldwide. There is a ton of confusion about who is who, what is what, and more importantly, “who am…

Become The Righteousness of God

By itself, the phrase “become the righteousness of God” sounds very… lofty, almost blasphemous. Sort of sounds like a way to become your own god or as powerful as God. Yet, to many people this sounds quite appealing. Sounds like an avenue for exalting and bettering one’s greatness. However, put it in the Biblical context: “For…

Opposite of Anxious

I deal with anxiety daily. So, I’m always curious when believers talk about the subject. Can you relate? I’m well aware that Christians should not be anxious. Says so in Philippians 4:6 - “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”…

Our Personal Jesus

“But as many as received Him. . .” (John 1:12). Is my knowledge of Jesus the result of my own internal spiritual perception, or is it only what I have learned through listening to others? Is there something in my life that unites me with the Lord Jesus as my personal Savior? My spiritual history…

Repentance Matters Deeply

Repentance is not a shameful, legalistic thing that only religious people do. Often we repent to friends, family, spouse, neighbors, and strangers. However, for many of us, we resist repentance because we hate admitting we are wrong. We struggle to muster up the humility and courage to admit something was our fault; that we are responsible. However,…

Keeping Promises – Why They Matter

Recently, I have been confronted with the deep seriousness of keeping promises. I never paid enough attention to my own relationship with making promises and keeping them. Yet, I argue that our ability to keep promises greatly affects our relationships, success in life, and value as a human being. Integrity – Authority Failing to keep…