Category Archives: Image of God

God in Trinity

Is the eternal God both One and yet Three at the same time? Continue reading

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God’s Image (three views)

Three ways of understanding the image of God. Probing questions included. Continue reading

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The God you didn’t expect

I still remember how intrigued I was to see God portrayed by Morgan Freeman as a janitor at the end of the 2003 movie, Bruce Almighty. Something resonated with me. Continue reading

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Blaming God for the evil in the world?

Why do we so strongly oppose evil and long for a world without it? 
Why do we cry foul? 
Why do we long for a lost Paradise? 
Why do we even think in terms of good and evil? Continue reading

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7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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Four reactions to culture

Wisdom calls us to engage in truth-based dialogue and persuasion in settings like family, work, community and government… Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Christian worldview, Church and State, Church Leadership, Culture, Culture of Honor, Emerging Leaders, Evil in the world, Image of God, Leadership, Mission statement, Missions, Separation of Church and State, Social work, sociology, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Why? – a question we all ask

Why do we exist? We cannot escape this question. Continue reading

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Do we really need “Do not….” commands?

Are we humans really that bad that we need to be told not to spread false reports and accept bribes and twist the words of the innocent?

Perhaps we’d like to believe in some upward version or utopian vision of humanity, but the fact is that we cannot survive without a set of “Do not” laws and a significant means to enforce them. Continue reading

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Agents of common grace needed

Take some time to think through four shared contexts of life for common grace ministry. Continue reading

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Total Depravity?

Caution is needed about articulating a doctrine of human depravity from the wrong starting point. Can a misguided understanding of this important truth lead to over-renunciation? Continue reading

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