How does Jesus deserve, and demand, to be responded to? The famous triad of Liar, Lunatic, or Lord attributed to C.S. Lewis is arguably the overarching question of Mark’s Gospel.
Author Archive | Lance Rodman
Let’s look at a set of tiny but extremely important words in scripture: “But God…” In this, Lance continues to walk us through practical applications of scripture passages in an effort to help us understand and apply our Bible studies in relevant, everyday-life, immediate ways.
Could it be that predestination actually affects our lives in ways beyond good debates with your Christian brothers? Lance examines Ephesians chapter one and the implications of predestination for our lives according to this passage.
Is Jesus our example we try to model our lives over? Is that all he is? Actually, he was and is, and needs to be for each of us, much more than just a great example. Christianity is about how what he did for us, enables how we live.
The “Gospel” of Prosperity says you were created for greatness, but the Gospel of Grace says you were created to behold greatness. Teaching anything else is a destructive and misleading teaching.
Unless you’ve been under a rock this last week, you’ve likely heard of this viral issue of #StarbucksRedCups going around. Apparently, “Christians” are offended by these cups. But… why?
Lance takes a look into major misunderstandings in the terms, claims, and beliefs of current GOP candidates we call christian. Namely: Trump isn’t a Presbyterian and Carson isn’t Evangelical. Share your thoughts!
As Christians we do have to wrestle with ourselves and others to understand hard truths. One of these truths is that our God is jealous. He claims this adamantly. So how can this be if for us as humans, the same God says jealousy is a sin?
“We hold this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). Locked in a Cage Isn’t it ironic that the people who claim to believe in the radical, free, sovereign, amazing grace of God tend to be some of the most ungracious […]
There’s been a lot of news lately about the affair of former Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church pastor Tullian Tchividjian. Recently, it has been reported that the couple, and more specifically, Tullian himself, has filed for divorce. This breaks my heart. It breaks my heart not only because I have looked up to Tullian as a spiritual […]
Because our great, Triune God is infinitely happy and sovereign, sin is treason that must be punished. Here is why…
Our God is King and Lord. He is in control and sovereign over all things, even the salvation and suffering of His saints. This is a difficult truth for some, yet it is a foundational truth for fully understanding and appreciating the gospel story.
Is God grumpy? Many believe so – but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. The foundation of the Gospel is God’s Trinitarian happiness. The gospel is good news because God is infinitely happy in Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit.
In a world full of court rulings, ISIS beheading videos, and our own indwelling sin, the Church needs to hear the message of Hebrews afresh. The author of Hebrews gives us many arguments for why we should feel encouraged to persevere!
In a previous post, we talked about being “born again” and what this means. Now let’s look at WHY we need to be born again and know we’ve experienced this “new birth”. Because without understanding this, God’s word says you’re dead!
What did Jesus mean when he said, “You must be born again” and what do many Americans seem to think it means? There seems to be a big difference. This difference is a big problem for anyone thinking they’re “saved”, because a closer look at scripture shows being “born again” is not something you and […]