Part 2 examines an interpretive dilemma of "make disciples" due to the grammatical structure of Matthew 28:19-20, as well as provides critical commentary on the popular usage of "disciple-making" and its consequences.
Does God have a most fundamental attribute? Does any aspect of God's nature serve as an ultimate and necessary foundation for who he is as a being, from which all his other attributes spring? What can we understand from this?
What does the Bible teach about the foundation of marriage? What is it, why does it exist, and how does it work?
We best understand the concept of sin at its most fundamental level—as deriving from the nature of God. Come along on a journey to the very heart of what sin is.
Who was the cross for? It was for mankind. But it was also for God himself.
Open Theism argues that God does not know the future, but learns as he experiences the unfolding of events. But does the Bible support the argument that God does not have foreknowledge? Come explore the different facets of Open Theism and compare it to what the Bible says about God's foreknowledge.
Is the God of the Old Testament unjust, immoral, bloodthirsty, too strict, or just downright mean? Or is there something else at play that answers why we sometimes struggle with seeing him this way?
Why the death of Jesus? Was it simply the greatest mistake in all of human history, or was something else going on? Did Jesus really have to die? Couldn't God have found another way? What does Jesus' death reveal about our great God and our relationship to him?
One of the top 10 Christian bloggers, Frank Viola, has posted a very interesting challenge for Christians to try to answer. Following is his proposed scenario, with a specific question to answer (highlighted in red) after said scenario. My response then follows his question. Got it? Good, then check it out...
I love the phrase "in the dust of the Rabbi." It is so foreign to our 21st century ears, but so important to understand today. It’s where you want to be. And when you see where that is, if you haven’t already, you will want to get there as soon as possible. You will want to live there. In fact, I am going to encourage you to do just that. And what may sound even more extreme—once you are there you will wonder how you ever viewed your Christianity any other way. It is that powerful.