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Ten Unhelpful Things About Protestant Churches

Several articles back, I wrote something (here) listing views that have changed for me over the years. It wasn’t meant to be an exhaustive list or a debate. The purpose of the article was to conclude a four-part series on... Continue Reading →

Jesse’s Top Eight Changes in American Christianity in the Next 30 Years

So, first of all, I want to make it ABUNDANTLY clear that, while I love facts and stats, this is all anecdotal. All of the major points in this article are my passive assumptions based on trends I've noticed, friends... Continue Reading →

My Spiritual Journey in the Church of Christ: The Short Version

My Spiritual Journey in the Church of Christ: The Short Version I've written two articles recently regarding my overall thoughts concerning my spiritual reality (here) and my overall life story (here). The first article spoke to where I am spiritually... Continue Reading →

How We Get the Bible (New Testament): The Bible Fell from the Sky…Right?

The Bible Fell from the Sky! Okay, first I want to say that I go to the Bible for my inspiration, my understanding of Jesus, my understanding of the Spirit and the father, for my authority, and so on. Period.... Continue Reading →

Integration and Storytelling: Scripture Can Improve the Mental Health of Non-Believers

This is a short research paper I did the first semester at Liberty University for my graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology. As a former atheist/agnostic, and as someone who still "wrestles with God by the River" (Gen. 32), I find... Continue Reading →

A Principle of Hermeneutics: Prophecy

  A Principle of Hermeneutics: Prophecy The first step to correctly interpreting a text, whether it be Scripture or any other text, is to understand what genre of text you are interpreting so that you can have a better grasp... Continue Reading →

Interpreting John 3:5: “Born of Water and Spirit”

Interpreting John 3:5: “Born of Water and Spirit” This passage has been interpreted several different ways. Some believe that the “water” mentioned in this text is Johns baptism. Some believe it is Christian baptism. Some even believe it is referring... Continue Reading →

Logic: Valid or Sound?

Valid or Sound? If I were to tell you that all trucks are green and that I have a truck, the logical conclusion would be that my truck is green. Validity, when speaking in terms of logic, does not necessarily... Continue Reading →

From the Outside Looking In

From the Outside Looking In Imagine a train going north at 100 MPH. On said train, there is a boxcar in which two men are playing a game of ping-pong. It is a lively game, with tremendous power behind every... Continue Reading →

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