It is as easy to define the Trinity as it is to define God. Nevertheless, the Trinity is essential to Christian belief and practice. Without the Trinity, human could not exist and there would be no reason to love God or each other.
When some ask about the 400 years of silence between the Old and New Testaments, they are really asking about the years of silence in their own life. Once you learn that years of silence in Scripture does not mean God is absent, you can see that God is also at work in your life even when He seems absent or silent.
Is is wrong for Christians to cal God Allah? Most might say no because Allah is the name for the Muslim god. But it might be okay if we think of Jesus. If, when you think about God, you picture the God revealed in Jesus Christ, but use the name Allah, I have no problem with that.
My opinion on the JEDP hypothesis are the same as my opinion on the Q theory and the Critical text. I have never completely caught the disease… I try to give biblical authors the same freedom and flexibility I want readers to give me.
Luke 17:20-24 and Mark 14:62 seem to indicate Jesus’ second coming will be in the clouds. But will it? I am not so sure. Jesus will return physically, but may not as many of us think. In fact, Jesus can return today through our words and actions toward others.
What does it mean when Jesus is called the Son of God? Does it mean Jesus is God, or does it mean something else? I try to answer this theology question sent in from a reader. I also explain some of what Jesus was saying in John 10:34-36 where He quotes Psalm 82:6 about people being sons of God.
I get a lot of Bible and theology questions sent in to me from that sidebar section on the right. I try to respond to as many of them as I can. This post deals with questions about being in Christ, getting forgiveness from God, and how the Reformation didn’t reform much.
Has Jesus delayed His return? Many feel that Jesus is delaying His coming for various reasons, none of which make much sense. When will Jesus return? Some think He is delaying His return because He is creating a new world for us and it takes forever. Others think it is because Jesus is waiting for the full number of Gentiles to come in. What is the truth?
Here are three suggestions for how to answer questions from atheists (or from anybody who disagrees with you about politics, lifestyle, or theology). Whenever you are dealing with questions from atheists, consider the context of the questions, and remember that whether you know the answer or not, your primary goals are to respect them as people, value them as human beings, be with them in their pain, and love and serve them in ways that win you the chance for another conversation.
A reader sent in a question about theological certainty. Here is my answer. How would you respond? Some think certainty is possible. Others are certain it is not. When it comes to theology, can we be certain about anything? If so, what?