Where is the God of Love in a Global Pandemic?

One of the questions people ask in a time of national or global suffering is, "Where is the God of love?"  It's a question that is being asked as COVID-19 infects and affects millions of people around our world. The…

Why Easter Really Matters (now more than ever)

As we live through this global pandemic, we all could use some good news. Thankfully, the message of Good Friday and Easter Sunday provide the best news ever. In this video, I (Rick) seek to answer two good questions that…

Science and Faith (Good Question Series)

Some people would have us believe that scientific breakthroughs have made spiritual belief unnecessary.  This is a theory the facts won’t support.  If anything, modern science has revealed our need for something more than modern science! For all its benefits,…

Seminary vs Pastoral Apprenticeship

Recently, a young man who is considering attending Heritage Seminary sent me a good question.  He asked for my top reason why "a man called to be a pastor [should] study at a seminary, rather than just commencing pastoral apprenticeship…

We Need More “Christmas and Easter” Christians

Ever hear the phrase “Christmas and Easter Christians”? It’s a description of folks who only show up at church twice a year: at Christmas and Easter.   Usually the phrase is spoken as a critique, not a complement. After all, how…

The Scandalous, Wonderful Cross

It’s not a big surprise that the cross is the most enduring symbol of the Christian faith. But it should be. We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing crosses that we often forget the fact that the cross was originally scandalous…

Does the historical truth about Jesus matter?

If Christianity is not historically true, it’s not true. That’s because the central message of the Christian faith is inseparably tied to the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The message Christianity proclaims to all people is not…

Do Christians believe Jesus is the only way to God or are their other ways?

Jesus is respected and revered by people of various faiths around the world.  Many would agree that He is a way to God for some people.  But is Jesus the only way to God for all people? Bible-believing Christians do…