Living Together: Racial Reconciliation is a Christian Imperative

In my last post I wanted to point out that either elation or despair by Christians over the election of Donald Trump indicated that a person had probably put their hope for the future of our country—and perhaps the world—in someone other than Jesus. That is not to say that the election doesn’t have...

What the Resurrection Demonstrates

For Christians the resurrection is of supreme significance, but can we articulate why? I’m not so sure. Our first instinct may be to say that Jesus’ resurrection proves his divinity, but I think it in fact proves God’s divinity, which is rather redundant. If you think about it, a god being raised from the...

Three Questions

This is the 3rd message in the series, “The Genius of Three.” Part One was, “Three Crosses.” Part Two, “Three Days.” Larry L. Eubanks, First Baptist Church, Frederick, Maryland, Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 That video you just saw showed some of the “three’s” associated with the life of Jesus, and in this...

Discipleship and Religious Bullies

Note: This is a repost (with slight revisions) of a blog from January 2014 that has proven to be one of my most popular articles. It is the second in a series of blogs on discipleship in the church.  Click here for part 1. So many of the discipleship programs I have been through have focused on teaching me...

Safe and Sound

“Safe and sound.” We use the phrase often enough that it’s easy to think that the two words are almost synonymous and that the distinction is a matter of nuance. But it’s not. Someone once illustrated the difference: “The steamship whose machinery is broken may be brought into port and made fast to the...

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