Why We Should Want God’s Discipline

Dear Roger, My friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not God would actually hurt or punish a Christian. I said, “No. He loves us too much.” He said, “Yes. He loves us too much not to!”  What do you think? Sincerely, Alex The Value of Discipline Dear Alex, Your friend wins!

Is God a Man or a Woman

Dear Roger, I have a question and it should probably go to a pastor. The Bible most commonly refers to God in the masculine. Therefore, many Christians believe he is male. That does bring up one question in my mind, though (and I’m looking for some biblical examples/references). When someone loses their father, they can turn to

Did Jesus Die for the Whole Universe

Dear Roger, If life exists on other planets, did Jesus die and resurrect for them, too? Sincerely, Tom Dear Tom, What a great Easter question! Revelation 13:6 describes Jesus as the “Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.” Could it be that Jesus was crucified and then resurrected on a cosmic cross before God

What Do We Know about the Final Judgment

In November 2017, Iran and Iraq suffered the deadliest earthquake in modern history. The 7.3 magnitude quake caused the ground to undulate like a waterbed disturbed from its calm serenity by a child jumping on it to play. Can you imagine the terror and fear every man, woman, and child experienced in those moments? Buildings

How Can We Meditate on Jesus’ Crucifixion

Dear Roger, I grew up at Casas Church. I remember how you occasionally closed each service by asking the congregation to bow their heads and close their eyes. Then, you guided us through a meditation on a particular biblical passage or story. I use meditation as part of my quiet times. These meditations often take

What Is a Cult, The Telltale Signs to Look For

“I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them” (Acts 20:29-30). Paul is speaking to the early church—and to us—about cults. They will and have come. They existed then