They Have to Hear

When I first showed up at Northstar there were something like 5 paid staff members and a couple hundred volunteers that worked to keep the machine running from week to week. I had 2 things going through my head as I took my seat in that middle school cafeteria for the first time ever: how…

Giving of Ourselves

Christian stewardship is one of the most important topics for believers to understand. Mention stewardship and most people immediately think about money. Mention stewardship and a lot of people moan inwardly and mentally prepare themselves for another fund raising campaign. Some may mutter that “fortunately, the church only talks about stewardship once a year.” Is…

Always Be Ready Part 3

Part 3 – Answers to Some Basic Questions How can you really know what happened 2000 years ago Robin Hood is a good yarn, but since I didn’t live during the crusades, there is no way of proving it actually happened. One of the common tactics skeptics use to question the validity of the Bible…

Always Be Ready Part 2

Part 2 – Answers to Some Basic Questions As we said in part 1, apologetics is defending Christianity. Skeptics have tried for at least 2,000 years to find ways to discredit the Bible and the concept of God sending His son, Jesus, the messiah to save all those who believe in His name. When Jesus…

Always Be Ready Part 1

Part 1 – Apologetics is more than saying you are sorry “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” – 1 Peter 3:15. What comes to…