Jesus Has Emotions Too

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday February 25, 2016

Jesus Has Emotions There is very little reflection upon Christ’s emotional life within the Christian tradition. Warfield focuses on Christ’s compassion, love, sorrow, anger, joy, indignation, and anguish. In referring to the historical account of Jesus, Warfield brings depth and concreteness to...

What Do You Do for a Living?

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday June 2, 2015

That question intimidated Joshua Millburn. It wasn’t that he had a bad answer. He enjoyed his job as a regional manager and he liked the people he worked with. He earned a great salary doing something that gave him money, respect, and outlets for his talents. The problem was the question. “On...

12 Ways to Make Your Teaching Anti-Christian

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday April 14, 2015

2. Don’t mention God the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit. Assume that people already know enough about them or that the Trinity is too confusing to talk about. 3. Make “The Little Engine That Could” the foundation and center of your theology. 4. Remember that God is passive, so you...

What’s “Good” About Good Friday?

By: Justin Holcomb on Friday April 3, 2015

For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all...

Fake It Till You Make It

By: Justin Holcomb on Wednesday April 1, 2015

In some seasons of life, we don’t “feel God.” We question our salvation. We know all the right answers, but our heart isn’t always there. How does a Christian handle times like that? You Have To Fake It Till You Make It You need to turn loving God into a habit. Discipline should be...

Stupid Things People Say to Singles

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday February 12, 2015

1. There’s sin in your life that God wants you to work through first. Once you work it out, he’ll bring you a spouse. 2. You’re too picky. You should probably lower your standards. You’re only interested in men/women who are above your level. You need to be more realistic about who you...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday January 1, 2015

What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies. The mind doesn’t direct the will. The mind is actually captive to what the will wants, and the will itself, in turn, is captive to what the heart wants. An article in the New York Times only confirms that the will is weak...

Heresy And A Call For Humility

By: Justin Holcomb on Friday August 15, 2014

There has been a lot of talk about heresy thrown around on the Internet lately. The frequency and volume of the accusations suggest that some Christians may have lost a sense of the gravity of the charge of heresy. The time has come to call for a strong dose of humility, restraint, and a clear and...