…the only way you’re too bad for Jesus to save is if you’re more powerful than God.Read More The Broken Magnifier
From the most ancient times we have suspected that there is more to life than just the life we know here. The abundance of ideas of what the life after this life might look like is strong evidence that it is real but it doesn’t tell us what it will be. Does everyone go to […]Read More After Life
Faith is a middle step between belief and knowledge, but that’s not all it is. Faith makes things happen, or so the Bible would seem to indicate. In Luke chapter five four men brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus and when they could not get to Him directly because of the crowds they climbed on […]Read More Who Moved My Mountain?
The caricature of faith presented in the popular culture is commonly referred to as blind faith. By blind it is meant that the person of faith has no evidence for the thing they’ve placed their faith in. On the other side the “faithful” say that nothing could be further from the truth. Our faith is […]Read More Blind Faith or Faith to See?
I believe in God, The Father, I believe in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe that these three are individual in personhood, Yet one in essence, a community of the Trinity. I believe that all three persons of the Trinity were present and actively participated in the […]Read More My Statement of Faith
I know what my church is… Awesome. But what is THE CHURCH? It is that mass of men and women who are united in brokenness, but know only triumph (2 Corinthians 1:8-10, James 5:16, Ephesians 5:8)! They have no Creed but that of the Apostles and are loyal to no nation more than […]Read More What Is The Church?
I have a fantasy about how different my life would be if I were and atheist. I would be the master of my fate, “the captain of my soul.” I have very clear ideas about how a worldview shift like this would work itself out in my life. You see, it’s not merely that I […]Read More One Shot: I Wish I Were an Atheist
For a little bit of discussion of the different categories of God’s will please refer back to the following link. I’m going to acknowledge upfront that I may be way out in left field here. I have no scholarly backing for the hypothesis I’m about to advance. In the beginning there was nothing, nothing but […]Read More Follow up: Free Will = God’s Will
This week came the news of twenty-one Coptic Christians who were beheaded by ISIL militants on the shore of Tripoli, Libya. This is an atrocity no matter who it was perpetrated upon or by whom, but it brings up particular questions for Christians worldwide. One of the biggest questions is, what do we do? The […]Read More I Am Coptic
This is a guest post by my wonderful wife, Alicia Ploof, she is currently a coordinator in the kids ministry, Freedom Kids, at our remarkable church, Freedom Church. She is an amazing servant of God in our home and in our church. Every week she leads a team that makes sure children from babies through […]Read More Following God’s Calling