What is God?

What is God?

What is God? What do we mean by the word “God”? Is it a personal name, like “Jim,” or the name of a species, like “sheep,” or the name of a universal principle, like “justice”? This is the most basic question in theology. Everything else we believe is based on our...
The Significance of the Virgin Birth

The Significance of the Virgin Birth

A high school student recently asked this question: What’s the point of the virgin birth? It doesn’t really add anything to the story. Everything could have happened as it did. There just doesn’t seem to be a point. And wasn’t the point that Jesus came to earth as a...
Studying Theology at a Secular University

Studying Theology at a Secular University

Studying theology in a secular institution can be challenging to the faith of a young Christian. You are taught about a wide range of theological beliefs, some of which are outside the bounds of orthodox Christianity. Your teachers know much more about the Bible and...
The Perplexing Trinity

The Perplexing Trinity

The Trinity is a perplexing thing to talk about. Early on, the church declared that the Father, Son, and Spirit are of the same substance and nature, but that they are also distinct “persons.” Despite being a fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith, it is often...
Why is the Bible Authoritative?

Why is the Bible Authoritative?

The Bible is the primary authority for all Christians. But this causes a problem when we are asked “why do you trust what the Bible says?” Whatever reason we have must be a higher authority still, because we trust that when it tells us to trust the Bible. Neither can...