Christianity and Football

I have been knocking around ideas on ways to explain what Christianity is in a very practical sense. Is it a religion? Is it a relationship? Is it a way of life? There are many ways to explain and describe what Christianity is, and one way is with an analogy to football. Christianity is just…

Roots (Apostolic Authority)

Jesus’ plan for teaching the entire world his message was for it to be established with his hand picked apostles. They were the ones given the responsibility of “making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all…

Roots (Jesus fulfilled Jewish Scripture)

  One thing that separates Christianity from all other religions is that it is possible to validate its foundational claim. Such validation is found in the Bible, but not in the children’s song sense, “the Bible tells me so.” The validation within the Bible of Jesus’ resurrection is not that multiple people wrote about it happening.…

Roots (Teaching through Dialogue)

One of Jesus’ titles was ‘Teacher’ and it is for good reason, he was always ready to explain a concept or principle or something about the nature of God. And it was primarily done through dialogue, where people had access to Jesus to ask questions as well as try and answer Jesus’ questions. The apostles…

Roots (Devotion to Prayer)

“My house will be called a house of prayer.” – Jesus Christ “Devote yourselves to prayer.” -Paul While these quotes should be enough to cause us to emphasize prayer both in our personal lives as well as with other believers, there are good reasons why prayer is so important and why God wants us to…

Roots (Plurality of Leadership)

Leadership among Christians was initially vested in Jesus’ handpicked apostles, and it was the apostles who had authority as eyewitnesses of Jesus to proclaim Jesus’ message to the world (aka the Great Commission). But there was a shift in the way Christians understood leadership that Luke records in Acts. As you read Acts, leadership starts…

Roots (Body of Christ)

This is by far the most misunderstood and mysterious aspect of Christianity, and for that reason it is often ignored altogether. The reason for this is that it has to do with what God does to a person who puts their faith in Jesus by believing that he was raised from the dead and confessing…