Opposition and Persecution

I live near the University of Georgia. Depending on traffic, I can be at Sanford Stadium on the campus in 10-15 minutes. This cathedral of SEC football hosts 93,000 rabid fans on six or so Saturdays each fall. College football is a big deal where I live. As such, you hear a lot about the…

Salvation Begun, Salvation Completed

I am confident in this, that the one who began a good work in you will complete it at the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:6 Salvation is a process. To some ears, that may sound like an audacious claim. Many in the evangelical community experienced salvation after hearing a gospel call, walking down…

Freedom in Chains: The Perspective of the Apostle Paul in Prison

  This is a bit of a different kind of post. I originally wrote this for a Bible study I lead at my church. We are discussing the letter to the Ephesians and we had noted that Paul seems to have a pretty positive attitude about being in prison. This post examines possible reasons that…