“I had already admired Lynn Gardner for decades when I read Where Is God When We Suffer? (College Press, 2007). I was preparing for some lectures on suffering for a retreat for furloughing missionaries, who probably know more about the subject than I do. Continue reading
Today is Grandparents Day. For Christians who are grandparents here are some practical ways to lead our grandchildren in the ways of the Lord.
While at a recent concert a former coworker asked, “What are you doing for fun since you retired?”
Without hesitation I replied, “Teaching our grandchildren.”
In the summer of 2006, I retired from teaching at Ozark Christian College, having taught 40 years in Bible college. I had two primary goals I wanted to achieve in retirement: spending more time with family (especially teaching my grandchildren) and writing books and articles.
My maternal grandfather, John Gilson, had a significant impact on my life. I wanted to follow his example. My wife and I are blessed to have our four grandchildren live within three miles of our home. While we have had some health challenges, we want to make sure we spend time with our grandchildren and contribute to their lives. Continue reading
If Jesus rose from the dead, Christianity is true. If he did not, Christianity is nonsense. Jesus’ deity and role as Savior as well as the gospel message depend upon his resurrection. This important issue demands we give our best and most serious attention to the evidence. Convincing evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.
Exhibit A: Witnesses
Four eyewitnesses of the risen Christ—Matthew, John, Peter, and Paul—record written testimony within 20 to 60 years after the event. Luke and Mark affirm the resurrection in their Gospels receiving information from eyewitnesses. Other eyewitnesses saw Jesus alive—the 11 apostles, five specific women, Cleopas and a friend, James and more than 500 brethren (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20, 21, Acts 1, 1 Corinthians 15). Continue reading