Guest Post by Jennifer Pipes Jennifer Pipes is passionate about knowing God through Bible study. She believes we live in a time when many Christians are at risk of falling prey to false teaching disguised as right teaching. She is married to James Pipes and is mom/stepmom to three sons, two adults and a 16 […]Read More I was Eager to Learn, but I Didn’t Really Understand
In its most basic sense, Christian doctrine is belief based on Scripture. Doctrine is believed, practiced, confessed, and taught. Understanding and applying doctrine rightly requires comprehension of classical Christian theology that has served as wisdom of the ages for the church today. For Christians to grasp why theology is necessary and relevant, we must learn […]Read More Why I Study Theology And Believe You Should Too
We are living in a world drifting further and further away from God’s moral principles. Nations once claiming to be Christian are now promoting ideals completely contrary to the Scriptures. American public life once stood reliant on the state to endorse long-standing Christian values that had proven themselves over time. It made sense that laws […]Read More The Problem of Moral Deception
The enemy of truth is Satan himself. His voice is subtle and his ways are cunning. Only the voice of God is absolute truth and knowing the Bible guards against false teaching. 2 Corinthians 11:4 makes clear that as believers, we are called to not simply believe every word as truth: “For if someone comes and proclaims […]Read More Safeguarding the Mind and the Heart
Today’s world is filled with deception that seems to take on new forms with each passing day. It’s easy to get caught up and many times we forget that real is rare. There’s nothing new about deception. Deception has taken on forms of lies, hoaxes, and fraud throughout history. Satan would be the most clever […]Read More Real is Rare
As I’m writing this it’s as if I can hear the voice of my younger brother asking his frequent question, What are you reading? And if you know me well, you know that I’ve been known to recommend more than a few books. Truth is, reading has the ability to stretch our thinking. When reading […]Read More What are You Reading?
Sometimes Hollywood celebrities promote acts of kindness, leaving the impression that they are making the world a better place. Their good deeds might lead us to believe these persons are of good character, but we are many times assuming falsely. Truth is, it makes them feel better about themselves. Commonly understood but not often stated, […]Read More Visible Faith – The Letter of James, Part Five
While teaching Let’s Do Theology on Sunday evening, I was reminded that as Christian women in the year 2020 we are most often taught a mainstream theology of positivity and self-affirmation. In this cultural climate of you do you, we are tempted to skip past the hard parts of Scripture and dwell in those places […]Read More We are Tempted to Skip the Hard Parts