jmzhiser

37 Flips | 1 Magazine | @jmzhiser | Keep up with jmzhiser on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “jmzhiser”

Biblical versus Systematic Theology?

Systematic Theology is often contrasted unfavourably with the relatively new discipline of Biblical Theology. The very terminology immediately sets …

What the Bible teaches about spanking

By onSeptember 12, 2014 in Christianity, Culture<p>I can imagine that <b>recent events</b> may drive a fresh conversation in our culture about the morality of …

Old Testament

The Imperative of Understanding and Responding to Islamism

Which Gospel Tracts Do You Use?

One of my ministry responsibilities at my church is to oversee all of the church’s local outreach ministries. At our church, that includes preaching …

3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

<i>By Jon Nielson</i><p>“What do we do about our kids?” The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I’m a high school pastor, but for …

DIY Solar Oven for Making S'mores

Making a DIY solar oven for S’mores is a fun summer project for kids. You can take it camping on your weekend getaways to the campground or just have …

Stuart Scott accepts Jimmy V Award

In 2014 Stuart Scott wins the Jimmy V Award for his courageous fight against cancer.

The Hobby Lobby Decision: A Big Win for Religious Liberty — and a Very Revealing Divide on the Court

Why Hobby Lobby Matters

This is as close as a Southern Baptist gets to dancing in the streets for joy. The Supreme Court just handed down the Hobby Lobby case, and ruled …

Why My Family Doesn't Do Sleepovers

James Dobson believes that children should not participate in sleepovers. The world has changed, he says, and has become too dangerous to allow your …

Lessons I've Learned From False Teachers

A few months ago I began a short series called “The False Teachers.” I wanted to look back through church history to meet some of the people who have …

Daddy, Does God Want To Save Me?

<i>June 18, 2014 David Murray</i> <i>52 comments</i><p>Did you hesitate? Even for a second? Then you have a warped Calvinism. And there’s lots of it around.<p>When our …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

Why Was Judas Carrying the Moneybag?

Jesus put a thief in charge of his moneybag. Has that ever struck you as odd?<p>Last week we focused on Mary, who poured a year’s wages on Jesus’s feet, …

Theology

Thousands of Albums. Completely Free. Completely Legal.

We had a problem getting that for you.<p>Sorry for the inconvenience. Please refresh your browser in a moment and try again.<p>If it keeps happening drop …

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Public Schooling

Last weekend I was a guest on Up for Debate on Moody Radio where we discussed whether or not Christian parents should send their children to public …

Evangelical Christianity

Thoughts on the 'Together for the Gospel' Conference 2014

Supposing you were suddenly to find yourself among 7,000 mainly young people, singing without any band, Reginald Heber’s ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God …

The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter

Thomas Kinkade’s death shocked his legions of fans—not only had the Painter of Light died at 54, but the cause was alcohol and Valium. How did the …

The Heart of the True Father

There is this really magical thing that happens in homes all over the world. When you first have a child, you want your child to crawl. And then you …

What if Your Child is Gay?

My denomination is dealing these days with a pastor in California who reversed his position on homosexuality. The pastor said that his shift …

Four Modern Versions of the Bible that Are Ruining the Bible - OnFaith

I was standing in the ruins of one of the world’s oldest synagogues when I realized I didn’t want to be a Bible publisher anymore.<p>The epiphany came …

There Is No ‘Third Way’ — Southern Baptists Face a Moment of Decision (and so will you)

What I’ve Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage

Twenty years ago today, I was waiting in a hallway right next to the baptistery where I was immersed a decade before. Within a few moments, I stood …

Conservative Christianity and the transgender question - OnFaith

The Internet is abuzz with conversation about the “T” in “LGBT” this week, after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation supporting …