• Should Christians study philosophy? Question and Answer

    Colossians 2:8

    When I was a philosophy major myself as an undergraduate in college, I received all kinds of flak from my Christian friends who thought it was a leap into godlessness to busy my mind with “godless philosophy.” There was no end to the citations from the sacred Scripture saying, “Beware of godless philosophy” (Col. 2:8). But I came to the conclusion that you can’t beware of something if you’re not first aware of it.I talk about having been converted to Christ in my freshman year of college. That was the most significant event in my life. I was … View Resource

  • How should we approach “living in the world but not of the world”? Question and Answer

    Colossians 3:2

    We don’t have to worry about how to live in the world without being of the world because it’s where we are. The simple answer is to be in the world but not of the world. Paul answers that question in a simple way in Colossians 3, “Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col. 3:2). You have to focus on the fact that heaven is your home. That’s where your citizenship is. Your Father is there. Your Savior is there. The redeemed and glorified saints are there. The church triumphant is there. Your inheritance … View Resource

  • How should I share the gospel when it could cost me my job? Question and Answer

    Colossians 3:22-25

    You want to honor God. You want to be faithful to the gospel, but you don’t want to be foolish. You want to be responsible. You want to take the long view and not the short view. You have a responsibility to provide for your family. If you don’t do that, you’re worse than an infidel. You also have a responsibility—and this is explicit both in Colossians and Ephesians—that you submit yourself to your master, whoever your boss is, whoever is over you. You don’t overturn that submission. You don’t run roughshod over that submission in some ill-conceived effort to … View Resource