Islam & Salvation

Episode 277: Islam is a work-based system of salvation. That is, if you do enough works in this life, at the end of life maybe, just maybe, Allah will let you into his Garden. How does this differ from Christianity? Tune in as examine salvation according to Islam and contrast it with what the Bible says.

Question of the Day: What must I do to be saved?

What Do You Think About Jesus?

Episode 270: Here is the final installment of the series Six Questions to Ask a Skeptic. A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into your mind when you think about is the most important thing about you.” I believe this is equally true for Jesus. So what do you think about Jesus? Tune in as I explore the possible answers to this question.

Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Episode 259: It is a question which has been pondered by philosophers for millennia. Why is there something rather than nothing? Atheists like Dr. Lawrence Krauss have offered answers from quantum mechanics, but are their answers satisfying. Tune in as I explore this answer and offer what I believe to be a more satisfying conclusion.

Can Quantum Mechanics Produce a Universe from Nothing?

How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?

Episode 249: One popular objection from skeptics and a serious concern from seekers is, “How can a loving God send people to hell?” As Timothy Keller puts it in his book The Reason for God, “Divine judgment is one of Christianity’s most offensive doctrines” (69). How do we reconcile God’s perfect love with His perfect justice. Tune in as I walk us through this “hot” topic.

Marks of a True Christian, part 2

Episode 236: The name “Christian” is thrown around somewhat flippantly today. What does the New Testament say should characterize one who claims to follow Christ? Tune in as I explain distinguishing characteristics of a true New Testament Christian.

Question of the Day: How do I become a Christian?


Episode 230: As we continue through 2014, New Year resolutions are falling by the wayside and perhaps some goals are going unmet. Allow God to give you a pep talk of sorts as He reminds from His Word that we are His masterpiece and consequently have a work and walk to get busy getting after. Tune in as I explain we are made in Christ to engage!

Napkin Notes

Episode 226: Garth Callaghan has cancer and is given only an 8% chance to live. Everyday he packs a napkin with a note written on it in his daughters lunch and has ensured that she will have one for the rest of her academic career (through High School) even if he passes away. What can this simple act of love from a terminal father teach us? Tune in as I make some connections for us.

Napkin Notes Article

Question of the Day:  Is the word “hell” or the phrase “burn in hell” in the Bible?

Upon the Rock #3 – The Great Salvation

Episode 217: Join in as I walk through the third lesson of the Upon the Rock Bible Study series. Sin, left unchecked and unforgiven, will keep us out of heaven. But God has provided the solution to the sin problem. Tune in as we examine what the word of God says about how to being a saved relationship with God in Christ. Below is the downloadable worksheet.

Upon the Rock Lesson 2

Question of the Day: When are sins forgiven?

10 Political Things You Can’t Do While Following Jesus

Episode 134: Once again, Mark Sandlin is at it again with a recently published article about political things Christians cannot do if they claim to follow Jesus. In my humble opinion, you can’t claim to follow Jesus and support this liberal progressive agenda, but I try to find what few redeeming qualities I can. Tune in and see what you think concerning Mr. Sandlin’s assessment.

Political Article

Question of the Day: Do you need to be baptized to be saved? What about the thief on the cross?