Should Christians allow their children to believe in Santa Claus?

Every year around this time, the question of Santa Claus tends to come up. Families who seek to raise their children in the faith of Jesus Christ want to spend Christmas focusing on one thing: The arrival of the Savior. They want their children to dedicate their lives to King Jesus without compromise and with…

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Video Resource on the Book of Psalms

Years ago, I remember having a conversation with my grandma. We were talking about scripture and our favorite passages. In the course of that conversation, she made the comment, “There is a lot of comfort to be found in the Psalms.” I was just a young chap when we had this conversation, and since then,…

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Does the Bible Forbid Christians from Drinking Alcohol?

In the latest installment of Practical Theology, we tackle the topic of Christians and alcohol consumption. This is a very controversial question for many Christians, especially for conservative evangelicals of the American variety. Many believers are staunchly opposed to the idea of drinking. In my own tradition (Baptist), a lot of pastors and church folks…

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The Benefit of Studying at Eternity Bible College

I absolutely love my ministry at Eternity Bible College. I have the privilege of teaching students from all over the world. This has proven to be an immense blessing to me. I recently filmed a video talking about our “global classroom” and the benefit it offers our students. Here is a snippet from the transcript:…

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Should Christians Get Tattoos?

In the latest installment of Practical Theology, we chat about tattoos. Is it a sin to get a tattoo? Does Leviticus 19:28 forbid Christians from getting inked up? In the video below, I also touch briefly on the broader question of interpreting the Old Testament and its commands. How should we interpret Old Testament law…

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Why Should We Give Thanks?

Here is another installment of Practical Theology, an ongoing series of videos that addresses common questions and topics. Because it is Thanksgiving this week, we thought we would chat about what it means to give thanks. What are we really doing when we give thanks to God? What are we really doing when we fail…

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Another reason to love Eternity Bible College

I am blessed to be part of Eternity Bible College (EBC). It’s an incredible ministry in so many ways. Since the beginning, EBC has worked hard to provide in-depth biblical/theological education in a way that was financially accessible and debt-free. To this day, that is still very much our goal. It is, in fact, one…

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Is the Bible Sexist?

This is a question that comes up a lot. Some of Paul’s writings on gender relations, for example, cause a bit of consternation in folks. Take his letter to the Ephesians. There Paul uses the language of submission to describe a wife’s posture toward her husband. He says, for example, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as…

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Can we trust the New Testament?

Below is a short video I made with my friend, Pastor Jayson John. This is part of a series of videos where we tackle various topics and answer common questions people have about the Bible and the Christian faith. In this video, I took a few moments to answer a question about the New Testament’s…

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