To understand the tax collectors of Jesus’ day and how they were viewed by their fellow Jews, we must first gain some insight into tax system in Israel. At the time of Jesus, Israel was under Roman occupation, and Rome exercised its authority over Israel by placing governors over some of its provinces (e.g., the … Continue reading Jesus, Friend of Sinners
It's not a matter of Christ should be the center of our theology. Scripture shows us that he simply is the center of our theology. Herman Bavinck is certainly right when he says, “The doctrine of Christ is not the starting point, but it certainly is the central point of the whole system of dogmatics. All … Continue reading Christ as the Centerpiece of Theology
In a society that is growing increasingly more uncomfortable with gender distinctions, publishing a book that calls parents to raise their boys to become men is almost a revolutionary act. The very idea that we should make intentional effort to ensure our little boys grow into godly, productive, courageous, sensible, masculine men will jar the … Continue reading Review: ‘Raising Men, Not Boys’ by Mike Fabarez
When Christians discuss important topics related to God’s design for marriage and family, it is easy to forget that a significant constituency of the church is single. That is, within any given church you will not only find many married Christians; you will find—now more than ever, due to historical and sociological reasons we can’t … Continue reading Single and Married Christians Together in the Church
Part 1: Welcome to College! Now Find a Church Part 2: You Need Christian Fellowship in College Part 3: Four Marks of a Faithful Campus Ministry Part 4: Campus Ministries and the Priority of the Local Church Part 5: College and Christian Fellowship: Now What? What are the implications of all we've examined in the … Continue reading College and Christian Fellowship: Now What?