Learning to Discover Design Part 3 Sept. 26 2017 We have been looking at multiple pieces of evidence that display the marvelous and intricate workings of the creator of the cosmos. Design characteristics are present in every area of human discovery. However, many skeptics will admonish us that Intelligent Design is not Scientific in nature, therefore the entire discip...Keep Reading
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If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8 (esv)...
We have been looking at the qualities present in a healthy church; the current focus for the past few weeks has been on discipleship. In this post, I would like to explore with you the concept of wisdom, and what role does this character quality have to do with discipleship. It is a pretty tall order, so I can’t cover it all in great detail. But I would like to spend some time engaging our minds into a topic that often is mostly forgotten within Christian circles....
We are continuing on the topic of discussing the 5 aspects for a local church to be healthy or centered. Today we are taking a second look at the role of discipleship. In last week’s post, we laid out 3 distinctive parts of discipleship found in the great commission in Matthew 28. They are, being teachable, being obedient and being in proper relationship with who Jesus is....
Learning how to Discover Design Part 2 Sept 22,2017 In last week's entry we looked at the process of developing a mindset that is willing to look at the potential for design in the things that we see around us, rather than attributing everything as the product of chance, natural selection or necessity. Once you become willing to consider this, you will see a wide vista...Keep Reading
Strong and Courageous Blog Sept.15,2017 Learning how to Discover Design. In our current postmodern culture there is a strong movement away from looking at things with the idea that they are designed. Particularly when thinking about origins of life or about how our natural environment came to be as we now see it. Students will study at great lengths, the vast complexity...Keep Reading
Holy Smoke Strong and Courageous blog Sept 8,2017 With our atmosphere recently inundated with smoke from all of the wildfires around the state, it has created an environment of melancholy that seems difficult to shake off. They sky has lost its transparency and both the Sun and Moon have an eerie glow of red. An apocalypse in the making? ...Nah! Even though times a...Keep Reading
Strong Courageous Blog Post 2 August 11,2017 Goo Man? Then God said, "Let usmakemaninourimage, afterourlikeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Gen. 1:26 (ESV) One of the main points that we talked about at t...Keep Reading
Strong and Courageous September 1, 2017 Our Faith is not Blind There are 2 different kinds of revelation concerning the nature and character of God. General revelation focuses on aspects of God 's creative aspects, of Him being the creator of the Universe and all that is contained within it. Special revelation is different in that it deals particularly with the writin...Keep Reading
Strong and Courageous Blog God in the Gaps Part 2 8/25/17 Forthe wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written,"He catches the wise in their craftiness,"and again,"The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile." (1st Cor. 3:19-20 ESV) In last week's entry we talked about "God in the Gaps" and I would like to do a little further explana...Keep Reading