Life

How Do I Find God’s Will for My Life?

There are not many people who want to hear this. It’s much more exciting to claim that God spoke to us in a dream or that we have already been to heaven and back, but these kinds of claims avoid the clear and plain teaching of God’s Word. 

Life

Is It a Sin to Drink Alcohol?

Some Christians think it is perfectly fine to drink alcohol, while others believe it is sinful to partake. Which view is correct?

Gospel

3 Steps to Take to Know God Will Save You

I have often met people in life who worry that God doesn’t love them, that they aren't really Christians, or that they will experience God’s wrath for all eternity because they haven’t done enough to earn God’s grace. 

God

If God Is Loving, Why Doesn’t He Just Forgive People?

If God is loving, why couldn’t he just forgive everyone instead of putting his Son through all that suffering to make atonement for sin?

Bible

“Be Still and Know That I Am God” is Bad News

Often this verse is used as a source of encouragement, and it is one of the most “liked” verses in the Bible. I remember hearing this verse often in Bible studies back in college and reading it in a daily devotional. Sadly, though, it has become just another cliché Christian phrase that is repeated in Christian circles.

God

Jesus Didn’t Come to Bring Peace on Earth

Just when we start to get hopeful about the latest peace talks, another bomb goes off or another shooting happens. Didn’t Jesus promise to bring us peace? 

Jesus Christ

Why Hasn’t Jesus Returned Yet?

At Christmas time, Christians celebrate the first coming (advent) of Jesus is birth. Ever since Jesus was resurrected and he ascended to heaven, Christians have been wondering when their Lord will return. In the book of Acts, two men in white robes console the disciples after Jesus has disappeared into the clouds:   And while […]

Worldview

Core Christianity: Discovering God’s Story in 2016

People often ask us what the Core Christianity is all about. Since it has been a year now that we have been writing for Core Christianity, the staff thought it would be helpful to share with you, our readers, a little bit about our inside discussions, our goals, and our hopes.

Life

7 Ways to Love People

Most of the time, love is a struggle. Sometimes people are just passing faces we say hello to but don’t really have time for. Here are several concrete and basic ways to love people. 

Gospel

Grace Is Disruptive

Grace is not an extreme makeover. Grace is not therapy. Grace is not a shot of espresso for a pick-me-up. Grace is not something we can make happen by following a certain number of steps. Grace is not possible by following a how-to-manual. Grace does not happen because we conjure it. No, grace is something completely different. It’s disruptive.