Reading Time: 8 minutes By: Brad Moore
Communication via printed words

Introduction

Language is the lifeblood of human communication and understanding. The words we choose to express our thoughts, beliefs, and ideas matter immensely. As our society continually evolves, the meanings of words can shift and diverge from their original intentions.  Words like respect, justice and freedom have multiple nuanced meanings, often creating a tangled web of misunderstandings. This linguistic phenomenon is particularly problematic when discussing complex, concepts like truth, belief systems, and the intricate frameworks found within Christian thought.

In today’s world, we frequently encounter situations where people seem to agree on the surface, only to realize that they hold fundamentally different underlying beliefs and ideologies.

Reading Time: 14 minutes By: Brad Moore
God creates Adam

Introduction

As skepticism and secularism gain more traction in our world today, establishing a rational defense of belief in God and Jesus Christ has become increasingly important. The principles of first principles reasoning, foundational to philosophy and science alike, offer a compelling avenue to ground such an argument providing convincing reasoning for this belief. This article draws from the wisdom and arguments of renowned apologists like Norm Geisler, J. Warner Wallace, Greg Koukl, Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, Hugh Ross, as well as the timeless truths of the Word of God itself.

Reading Time: 15 minutes By: Brad Moore
Ruins seen in Laodicea

Is the Western Church the Church of Laodicea Spoken of in Revelations?

The book of Revelation is a mysterious and challenging book to be sure. In it God reveals what His wrath against the unbelieving world will look like at the end of the age. Fortunately, it is not written to scare or worry those who believe in Christ as their Lord and Savior, rather it was written as a reassurance of God’s control of events worldwide and across time and His plan to rescue His people Israel and to protect His saints.

Reading Time: 15 minutes By: Brad Moore
Church at the crossroads

Maintaining Godly Standards Amid Cultural Decay

In the Christian West we stand at a crossroads. We are watching hundreds of churches leave the United Methodists and others grapple with the inroads that modern culture is making in traditional Christendom. Christian standards are under attack amid todays rampant cultural decay. What are we to do as the body in these perilous times and what are we to say of sin as we see many churches capitulate to the demands of the modern woke movement?

Reading Time: 8 minutes By: Brad Moore
The Doctrine of Hell

The Gospel is a rich tapestry of God’s love, hope, and a call to reconciliation. While it predominantly resonates with His grace, it also makes clear His sovereign judgement. A Just and Holy God will, by definition, judge the unrighteousness of man. The doctrine of Hell is a core component of this truth, challenging yet crucial. Contemporary society, deeply entrenched in relativism, tends to obscure absolutes, pushing doctrines like Hell into the shadows. But this doctrine matters significantly and it is the Church’s responsibility is to shed light on these truths.

Reading Time: 12 minutes By: Brad Moore
Truth

The Quest for Truth: Knowledge, Fact, and Transcendence

One of the key tenants of Approved to God is that God is truth and God is knowable and thus truth is also knowable. In the larger world view Truth, Knowledge and Fact are much more malleable. What we seek to do in this essay is examine these concepts from a perspective that incorporates current thinking and philosophy that is not specifically bound to a religious view of these subjects, but seeks to tease out from them why the perspective on these subjects held by those of faith is both intellectually satisfying as it is spiritually accurate.