Tag Archives: Doctrine

Teach Young People Gospel Theologizing

What is Gospel Theologizing?
Pastor and author Tim Keller spoke of Gospel Theologizing in his message “The Supremacy of Christ and the Gospel in a Postmodern World” at the 2006 Desiring God National Conference. One of the things he pointed out was that when he grew up there was this apparent distinction between the Gospel and Theology. There was this mentality that all Christians need to know the gospel – that God loves us, sent Jesus to die on the cross and raise again to conquer sin and death and forgive us of sin, and that He’s coming back some day – and then Theology was like a level of knowing about God that was really only for pastors or Bible professors.

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Thoughts on Being The Image of God

The other day I was fortunate to get into a conversation with my roommate, who isn’t a Christian, about God and faith and so on. During the course of the conversation, he asked me what being made in the “image of God” actually means. I’ve read several books on basic Christian doctrine and the like, so I’m relatively able to answer questions concerning the implications of being made in God’s image, but was somewhat stunned speechless when asked how we are made in the image of God.

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A Review of Christian Beliefs

What is the Bible? What is sin? What does “atonement” mean? What is God like? What is the resurrection? What is election, and why the huge controversy? What do words like sanctification, justification, and adoption actually mean? What is man? What does it even mean to become a Christian? These are just a handful of questions that every Christian asks at some point in their walk with God.

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The nameless faces

As anyone on the planet knows, the super bowl just ended. And anyone who knows me knows that I’m normally very apathetic to all things sports (unless I have a good reason to make fun of someone for their team losing to Texas A&M), and the super bowl is normally no exception. I never care who plays, who wins, who loses, where it’s being played, or why standing room only tickets cost $2,000. This year was different. I was avidly against the entire super bowl concept, and it’s being held in Dallas. Continue reading

Unearthed

Growing up in school, we all learned of the tragic period of American history when our country was fueled by the sweat and blood of those deemed to be less valuable that others, simply due to the color of their skin. Slavery, we call it. When one person owns someone else and forces them to do that which is against their will just so they can stay alive. These slaves were kept uneducated so they wouldn’t stand a chance if they tried to run away, if they survived the escape. These slaves were counted as subhuman, not even worth the full vote compared to their slave owners. But that’s all ancient history right? Wrong. There are still slaves today. Slaves in America, and across the world. They may not be picking cotton, but they are slaves none the less. Continue reading