Archive for April 2014

1 Corinthians 15:35-58

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Paul teaches the Corinthians on the nature & details of the Resurrection of the body upon Christ’s return.



Human Dignity and Euthanasia: A Biblical Perspective

Apr 26th, 2014 | By

One of the most fundamental of all biblical propositions is that humans are created in God’s image: That humans both resemble God (e.g., attributes such as intellect, emotion, will) and represent God (i.e., as His theocratic stewards, Gen. 1:26ff) provide the basis for the worth, value and dignity of humanity.



1 Corinthians 15:30-34

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By

A review of Paul’s message on righteous living in 1 Corinthians 15:30-34, plus side discussion on how God holds humans accountable. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend



Intolerance in America: The Case of Brendan Eich

Apr 19th, 2014 | By

Over the last twenty years especially, homosexuality has been reframed as an issue of rights. The debate over same-sex marriage has been redefined that way as well. Overall, both issues are now viewed exclusively as a civil rights issue. One of the primary results of viewing these as civil rights issues is the tendency to limit First Amendment rights, especially the freedom of speech and the freedom of religious expression. In other nations, we are already seeing this occur. In England, a Catholic school was forbidden to fire its openly gay headmaster. In Canada, the Alberta Human Rights Commission forbade a Christian pastor from making “disparaging” remarks about homosexuality or even repeating biblical condemnations. Such blatant challenges to free speech are not quite yet occurring in America, but we are almost there.



Religious Liberty and the Affordable Care Act

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

Since America was founded as a nation, religious liberty and freedom of conscience have been cherished values. In many ways, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is testing those cherished values. For that reason, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is challenging one of the key parts of the ACA on the basis of religious liberty. The Supreme Court recently heard the case and will hand down its decision no doubt sometime in June. What is behind the Hobby Lobby challenge of the ACA?



1 Corinthians 15:12-34

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

Paul continues his lesson to the Corinthians on the fundamental importance of the Resurrection, the consequences of denying it, and the guarantees & certainties that it promises for believers.



1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

The Apostle Paul begins to address the Corinthian people on the importance of the Resurrection, and presents facts to show them how reasonable the Bible is.



Russia, Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s Worldview

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine has upset the world order established after the fall of the Soviet Union. Its ramifications are still being analyzed, but it is at best unsettling, at worst destabilizing. Can we discern Putin’s worldview? Can we figure out his motives and goals in Crimea? Several thoughts:



1 Corinthians 14:1-40

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Dr Eckman continues discussion on Spiritual gifts in worship (tongues & prophesy), and emphasizes Paul’s overall message of how all Spiritual gifts are to be used first to edify the Body of the Church in a fitting & orderly manner.