Christian blog ideas:
Genesis 1:1 — When did “In the beginning” occur? — Based on the way Genesis 1 is laid out, “In the beginning” could have occurred 6000 years ago, or 6 billion years ago.
Genesis 1:1 — “In the beginning God” vs Carl Sagan — Which statement is more compatible with the cosmos as we know it: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” or “The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be?”
Genesis 1:20-22 — The goodness and fruitfulness of the creation — When God created the world it was teeming with life, and it was good. Our task is to keep it that way.
Genesis 2:2-3 — God’s rest and the age of the Earth — There are good Biblical reasons for asserting that “day” in Genesis 1 can mean something other than a literal day.
Genesis 2:16-17 — The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the fruit of sin — What have we “gained” through knowing evil?
Genesis 3:15 — The Protoevangelium — God’s curse on the snake contained the seed of the gospel.
Genesis 3:17-18 — Thorns, thistles, cats, dogs, and hyperliteralism — To interpret God’s “thorns and thistles” curse to mean that there were no thorns on Earth before Adam’s sin is an over-reading of the text.
Genesis 6:1-9:17 — Reading the account of Noah’s (local) flood — A few valid translation changes makes the Flood account in Genesis read much less like a worldwide catastrophe.
Genesis 7:19 — “All the earth” doesn’t always mean “all the earth” — Did the Chinese send people to Egypt to purchase grain from Joseph?
Psalm 77:16-18 – Deadly beauty and the glory of God — God is glorified in his good creation by dangerous things, such as thunderstorms and gamma ray bursts.
Psalm 90:4 — God’s days are not the same as our days — “For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.”
Proverbs 21:20 — Sustainability — The alternative to sustainable development is unsustainable development.
John 1:1,14 — God in a dot — The Creator of the universe condensed into a human zygote.
1 Corinthians 3:18-19 — Wisdom and folly — Let it be the foolishness of the cross that people reject, not our own foolishness.
Ephesians 4:15 — Speaking the truth in love — How do we “speak the truth in love” to one another on controversial issues, such as the age of the Earth, biological evolution, or the environment?
Hebrews 11:1 — Christian faith is not blind faith — Just as a pilot can land an airplane in the fog with complete confidence, so a Christian can trust in the God who created the universe and has given us what we need to find our way.
Christian quotes to write about:
I frequently get asked how we, as Christians, choose between caring for the poor and caring for creation, as if we have to choose one or the other. As often as I have been asked that question, it still catches me by surprise because my own concern for the earth first grew out of a concern for the poor.
As someone told me recently, creation care seems like a cause for bored middle-class Americans who want to have chickens in their backyard, whereas the poor don’t have the luxury of worrying about their environment. The idea is that environmental issues are primarily aesthetic and fall pretty high up on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
However, if you live in a world in which water comes in plastic bottles and food comes from the supermarket, it is easy to see the environment as purely decorative. In the US, we have been able to use our material wealth to purchase several layers of insulation from the earth. Therefore, I believe we have much to learn from our brothers and sisters in rural communities throughout the world. They recognize that there is a direct connection between environmental quality and the most basic of needs: food, water and air.
We quickly learned that the problem was not one of ignorance, but rather a lack of opportunity. I have had more than one poor, illiterate farmer give me an elegant description of how a watershed works. But, as I was told recently in Haiti, they also have a saying that translates to “Either this tree must die or I must die in its place.” Nonetheless, they are aware of the long-term stakes and would do more to care for the environment if they had the opportunity.
Thus, helping to create opportunity – serving the poor – helps to serve the environment and helping to restore the environment serves the poor. Both activities serve the Creator. We need not make a choice between the poor and the earth.
Sheer existence is, perhaps, the greatest mystery of all.
What God has made is like a toy compared to the complexity and depth of who God is. All the sciences that scratch the surface of the created universe are mere ABCs compared to Christ’s exhaustive knowledge of the created universe. Hatred for the truth is not easily defeated by facts. From Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, pp. 27, 60-61, 68
“This life is not godliness, but growth in godliness; not health, but healing; not being, but becoming; not rest, but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way; the process is not yet finished, but it has begun; this is not the goal, but it is [the] road; at present all does not gleam and glitter, but everything is being purified.” — Martin Luther
Why is it important to have a Christian worldview?
How did we get the Bible and can we trust it?
What is unique about Christianity among the world religions?
What is the importance covenant marriage?
Isn’t Christianity intolerant?
What is our problem with hell?s
How should we treat challenges to the Christian faith?
Why is creation care important?
If God is good, why is there suffering?
What does the Bible teach about sex?
Why does the resurrection really matter?
Does life have meaning apart from God?
How does one develop a Christian mind?
Is the unity of the Bible is evidence that it is God’s Word?
Church Blog Post Ideas:
How to use your spiritual gifts in today’s church
Insight into becoming more Christ-like
How to listen to the Holy Spritit in your everyday life
Current events affecting your church
Current events affecting Christians in your church
Recent Biblical archeological discoveries
Mission trips/stay reports by church members
Inspirational stories of how God has worked in the lives of church members
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Tips and stories demonstrating how to minister to people outside of church
Church event reminders — application/fee deadlines, etc.
How do you deal with sin in your life?
What does the “Great Commission” mean to you personally?
Relevant news from your church association
Stories about how church leaders came to know Christ
Bible lesson on what it means to lead a Christian life
Inspirational stories from overseas missionaries adopted by the church
Recap of the week’s Sunday School lesson by a member
Discussion of what God is speaking to you about in your personal Bible study
How has God worked in your life this week
Review books that might be of interest to your congregation/community
Review appropriate movies that might be interesting to your congregation/community
Discuss spriritual themes in popular movies, like Narnia, etc.
What does the Bible say about forgiveness and how to implement it
Tell about a prayer request God has answered
How does God want Christians to deal with disappointment
Where is God when we are hurt?
What does the “Greatest Commandment” mean to you personally?
How do we know what God’s plan is for our lives?
How does God work through His People?
How did your life change when you became a Christian?
Tell about a time in your life when you didn’t get what you wanted — but what you got was so much better.
What is your favorite attribute of your church?
What have you learned about Bible times recently that you didn’t know before and how did this impact your understanding of the Bible?
Curate content posted by other churches in your area
Share links to other blogs that your members can learn from
Discuss a time when you had to love someone who everyone thought was unloveable
What is your favorite book in the Bible, and why?
Tell the story of who lead you to Christ and how this happened
Tell about a time when you lead someone else to Christ
List the top 10 (specific) blessings God has given you
What does being made in the image of God mean to you?
What does the Bible say about how you should treat your spouse?
Define common church terms and explain their Biblical basis
Describe how God has been working in your life to change you
Write an FAQ-style post answering all those questions you hear over-and-over-and-over again
Write an FAQ-style post of questions you wish your congregation or community would ask you (and give answers)
Interview influential people in your denomination, association, or church
Create checklists for completing Bible studies, periods of fasting, etc.
Survey or poll your readers about their spiritual lives outside of church (Great for coming up with more content ideas!)
Discuss resources you use in your life, like the YouVersion Bible app, or a Christian life Bible study you recently completed
Tell the story behind last week’s sermon: Where did you get the idea, how did God speak to you about it
1.There’s so much suffering in the world
If God is omnipotent, omniscient and wholly benevolent then he would eradicate evil and suffering but the world is full of it. Therefore he is either not all powerful, not all knowing, not benevolent or (most likely) does not actually exist.
2.Jesus can’t be the only way to God
There are many different religions in the world, all followed by many intelligent educated people. Isn’t it simply arrogant and narrow-minded to suggest that all of them apart from Christianity are wrong?
3.Christian faith is just psychological
Christians believe in Christ largely for psychological reasons: because it comforts them, because they were brought up that way or because they are afraid not to believe in case they go to Hell.
4.Miracles can’t happen
The world operates according to observable laws of nature meaning that miracles simply cannot occur. Regardless there is no evidence to suggest either that they do or that they ever did.
5.A good God wouldn’t send people to Hell
An allegedly omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent God has seemingly freely chosen to sentence most human beings to hell. Why? Should such a God (if he exists) be trusted?
6.The problem of those who have never heard
There are many people who have died without hearing the Christian gospel and many today have not heard and will never hear it. If Christianity is true God and people are damned without believing it God would surely have found a way for them to have heard.
7.The Bible is full of errors
Many events in the Bible, such as the creation narrative, the flood, much Old Testament history and the Gospel accounts are not backed up by science or archaeology and much of the history is not even internally consistent. They were also written long after the events they claim to describe are are in the main just ‘stories’.
8.Christianity may be true for you but it isn’t true for me
I can see that believing in Christianity ‘helps’ you, that it is ‘true for you’. But it is not ‘true for me’. Everybody should be free to choose his or her own belief.
9.The God of the Bible is a moral monster and restricts human freedom
God, particularly as depicted in the Old Testament, is a vengeful, genocidal, pestilential megalomaniac who does not act morally. Furthermore his restrictions on such things as sexual behaviour, abortion and euthanasia are undermining of human autonomy.
10.It is no longer necessary to invoke God as an explanation for anything
Now that we have the theories of evolution and big bang/multiverse theory there is no need for a designer to explain the origin and complexity of living things or the physical universe.
11.The church is full of hypocrites
Christianity has been responsible for a huge amount of killing and wars throughout history and the newspapers are full of supposed Christians who are paedophiles, liars, adulterers, murderers and abusers. If Christianity were true it would make people better.
12.Christians cherry-pick what they want out of the Bible
Christians do not consistently apply the Bible’s commands but pick and choose what they want. For example they forbid sex outside marriage but are happy to eat shellfish and wear polyester although these are forbidden in exactly the same books of the Bible. Furthermore Christians disagree profoundly amongst themselves about what is right and wrong.
1. How long have you believed that gay marriage is something to be celebrated?
2. What Bible verses led you to change your mind?
3. How would you make a positive case from Scripture that sexual activity between two persons of the same sex is a blessing to be celebrated?
4. What verses would you use to show that a marriage between two persons of the same sex can adequately depict Christ and the church?
5. Do you think Jesus would have been okay with homosexual behavior between consenting adults in a committed relationship?
6. If so, why did he reassert the Genesis definition of marriage as being one man and one woman?
7. When Jesus spoke against porneia what sins do you think he was forbidding?
8. If some homosexual behavior is acceptable, how do you understand the sinful “exchange” Paul highlights in Romans 1?
9. Do you believe that passages like 1 Corinthians 6:9 and Revelation 21:8 teach that sexual immorality can keep you out of heaven?
10. What sexual sins do you think they were referring to?
11. As you think about the long history of the church and the near universal disapproval of same-sex sexual activity, what do you think you understand about the Bible that Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, and Luther failed to grasp?
12. What arguments would you use to explain to Christians in Africa, Asia, and South America that their understanding of homosexuality is biblically incorrect and your new understanding of homosexuality is not culturally conditioned?
13. Do you think Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were motivated by personal animus and bigotry when they, for almost all of their lives, defined marriage as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman?
14. Do you think children do best with a mother and a father?
15. If not, what research would you point to in support of that conclusion?
16. If yes, does the church or the state have any role to play in promoting or privileging the arrangement that puts children with a mom and a dad?
17. Does the end and purpose of marriage point to something more than an adult’s emotional and sexual fulfillment?
18. How would you define marriage?
19. Do you think close family members should be allowed to get married?
20. Should marriage be limited to only two people?
21. On what basis, if any, would you prevent consenting adults of any relation and of any number from getting married?
22. Should there be an age requirement in this country for obtaining a marriage license?
23. Does equality entail that anyone wanting to be married should be able to have any meaningful relationship defined as marriage?
24. If not, why not?
25. Should your brothers and sisters in Christ who disagree with homosexual practice be allowed to exercise their religious beliefs without fear of punishment, retribution, or coercion?
26. Will you speak up for your fellow Christians when their jobs, their accreditation, their reputation, and their freedoms are threatened because of this issue?
27. Will you speak out against shaming and bullying of all kinds, whether against gays and lesbians or against Evangelicals and Catholics?
28. Since the evangelical church has often failed to take unbiblical divorces and other sexual sins seriously, what steps will you take to ensure that gay marriages are healthy and accord with Scriptural principles?
29. Should gay couples in open relationships be subject to church discipline?
30. Is it a sin for LGBT persons to engage in sexual activity outside of marriage?
31. What will open and affirming churches do to speak prophetically against divorce, fornication, pornography, and adultery wherever they are found?
32. If “love wins,” how would you define love?
33. What verses would you use to establish that definition?
34. How should obedience to God’s commands shape our understanding of love?
35. Do you believe it is possible to love someone and disagree with important decisions they make?
36. If supporting gay marriage is a change for you, has anything else changed in your understanding of faith?
37. As an evangelical, how has your support for gay marriage helped you become more passionate about traditional evangelical distinctives like a focus on being born again, the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross, the total trustworthiness of the Bible, and the urgent need to evangelize the lost?
38. What open and affirming churches would you point to where people are being converted to orthodox Christianity, sinners are being warned of judgment and called to repentance, and missionaries are being sent out to plant churches among unreached peoples?
39. Do you hope to be more committed to the church, more committed to Christ, and more committed to the Scriptures in the years ahead?
40. When Paul at the end of Romans 1 rebukes “those who practice such things” and those who “give approval to those who practice them,” what sins do you think he has in mind?
The undisputed historical facts about Jesus; judging by evidence or conjecture?
What the real experts in the field of New Testament scholarship and first century history agree on, and a short commentary on the currently popular phenomenon of conjectural skepticism.
A list of must-watches for anyone questioning Christianity
Even if these excellent factual videos don’t convince you toward Christianity, they should at least bring you up to speed on the realities that go against some common “internet myths” on the subject.
Appealing to academic consensus in one field, but rejecting it in another?
Consensus in climate science is trumpeted while consensus in ancient history is discarded.
Quick reference: The failure points of popular skepticism
These are what I have found are the ‘fatal flaws’ of popular skepticism, in other words, facts that are devastating to the claims of the most popular and vocal atheists and skeptics today .
Popular skepticism of Christianity & conspiracy theorism: remarkable similarities
It has occurred to me over the years that most skepticism of Christianity – at least the most popular kind – has an uncanny, if not identical, resemblance to your garden-variety conspiracy theory. Here’s why.
The myths of ‘organized religion’
‘Organized religion’ is seen by today’s popular culture as a system designed to fleece followers and guilt-trip them into submission. Is that really the truth?
Determinism: naturalism’s (atheism’s) elephant in the room NEW
The realities of determinism should shatter the Atheist worldview, or at least temper its perceived moral superiorities. Despite the gravity of what naturalism actually means for the world, the implications of determinism go largely undiscussed.
The mostly-unacknowledged implications of naturalism and atheism, part 2 NEW
Naturalism is the default atheist position, yet few are willing to acknowledge, much less deal with, the profound implications of what naturalism would mean for us.
The skeptic’s responsibility
People are free to be skeptical of anything, including Christianity. But a sincere search for truth should include disciplines that are severely lacking in today’s world of skepticism, deficiencies that fall short of true logic and reason.
Value of human life: a naturalistic absurdity
In a cold, indifferent, Godless universe, the idea of human life having value would be one of existence’s greatest absurdities.
Probable causes of a distrust in science
What is behind reports that a consistent phenomenon exists of a general distrust in science by the public-at-large?
Variants of self-deception
If you want to value human life in a Godless universe, you’ll have to pick your deception.
Arguments from personal incredulity in belief and unbelief
“Arguments from personal incredulity” are a kind of logical fallacy that befalls people of all faiths and positions, and unfortunately are used by Christians and atheists alike.
The fallacy of using science to assess matters of faith
Science’s capabilities are limitless when it comes to the natural world, but not beyond it.
A personal statement on “God of the Gaps”
No aspect of correctly-applied faith handicaps one’s science in any way.
To those troubled with their faith: an appeal to reason
The tendency to “go off the deep end” during a period of doubt is common today.
The deliberate ignorance of New Atheism (why New Atheists won’t read this)
Despite the objections to Christianity/theism having sound answers that are readily available to anyone willing to do a short Google search, vocal New Atheists plow onward with their blog posts, internet radio shows and social media rants as if that information didn’t exist.
Believing means nothing to lose, everything to gain
In a worst case scenario, what do Christians have to lose?
OK with atheists
About contentment with the existence of atheists, but not some of their tactics.
Some more thoughts from the journey
Some perspectives from experience in testing the validity of Christianity and the Bible.
Thresholds of actionable probabilities
How certain do you need to be of something before you take it seriously?
Pass the Test
“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?” -2 Corinthians 13:5
Why I’m still a believer
A summary of my reasons for staying a Christian.
Pathways of strictly natural interpretations
What would it take to explain a supernatural event in purely naturalistic terms?
Loving or In Love?
Lamenting the increasingly prevalent depiction of a Christian’s relationship with the Lord containing a romantic element.
A few quick thoughts on skepticism
A few perspectives on skepticism from the viewpoint of a believer.
Eternal Security: Thoughts on the endless debate
My take on this age-old controversy.
How can I be sure where I am and where I’m going?
On the issue of assurance of a beleiver.
The cost of being Christian
Does becoming a Christian solve all of your problems here in this life?
What happened to the book of Ephesians?
Thoughts on a troubling trend in the church today.
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Christians Follow Jesus on Social: /Me or you
1. Are you seeking to glorify God through social media?
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
The foundational question “Are you seeking to glorify God?” can be addressed to any situation in life because we were created to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7). When we stray from our life’s God-given purpose, we quickly fall away from where God wants us to be.
2. Does social media lead you into sin?
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. (Matthew 5:29)
Social media is itself a morally neutral thing, neither inherently good nor bad. But when put in the hands of sinful human beings, it should be no surprise that it can be used for a host of sinful behaviors: bullying, sinful relationships, sexual perversion, worldly ideas, and allowing yourself to be led astray by bad influences. Pray that God would reveal your sins and the idols that may exist or be fed through social media, and for the grace and power to repent.
3. Does your speech build up or tear down?
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. (James 3:10)
Social media is rampant with gossip, bullying, pessimism and complaining. Instead of conforming to the world, be a light and use your words to build others up. Know your weaknesses and be on your guard when someone posts something that pushes one of your buttons. Before you post, pray Psalm 19:14: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
4. Do people see the light of Christ in you based on what you post?
…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
Social networks present a unique opportunity to let your light shine before others by show the hope you have in Jesus Christ. You are able to challenge and encourage others to believe in Christ and follow him. Don’t forget the awesome opportunity you have to proclaim to the world the unsearchable riches of Christ!
5. Is social media your master?
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.” (1 Corinthians 6:12)
Don’t become a slave to the beeping of your phone or computer and always be checking your notifications online. Do you really need to check each notification, or can you check a few times throughout the day? Instead of constantly checking notifications with spare moments, read Scripture, pray, or let your mind rest.
6. Does your use of social media help you redeem the time?
…making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16)
Let’s be honest: Some social media sites act as a black hole that suck up our time. It can be easy to go on Facebook to “check one thing” and to stay on for an hour. What else could you have done with that hour? Was that making the best use of the short life God has given you?
7. Does your use of social media help you renew your mind in God’s truth?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
God can use little moments we give to him throughout our day to grow us, including time on social media. You can use your Facebook and Twitter streams to grow your faith by following accounts that honor God. I have sought to develop the discipline to stop and read Scripture whenever I see it posted to remind me that everything else posted is of limited importance compared to the Word of God that has eternal importance (1 Peter 1:24-25).
8. Do you use social media as a platform to complain?
Do all things without grumbling or disputing… (Philippians 2:14)
Paul had a lot he could have complained about (2 Corinthians 11:23-28), yet he still tells us to “do all things without grumbling or disputing.” Some turn to social media to complain, but God’s will for his children is that they give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Which characterizes you: thankfulness or constant complaining?
9. Do you use social media for unprofitable arguments?
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. (Proverbs 18:2)
There is no shortage of social media arguments about politics, sports, religion – you name it! While some conversations can prove profitable, many others are a waste of time. Instead of arguing with fools, invest your time and energy into something more worthwhile.
10. Do you value social media interactions more than real-life relationships?
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39)
God made us for relationships. Increasingly today, these relationships can take place through technology and can make people less social in real life. (So much for social media!) Instead of merely “liking” a picture or favoriting a tweet, invest in real relationships by having meaningful conversations. Take the extra step by letting people important to you know that you care about them. Or take an even greater extra step – actually talk with your friend face-to-face!
11. Does social media make you a healthier and more productive person?
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (Deuteronomy 6:5)
Social media causes some people to have a shorter attention span, lose sleep, and even be depressed. Is that you? God desires that we honor God with not only our body, but also our entire being. Don’t let social media suck away your ability to follow that command.
12. Do you have any relationships through social media that you should cut off?
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter make it easy to connect with everyone you’ve ever known – for better or for worse. Some of our connections can discourage us in our faith or lure us into sins like gossip, bullying, and rekindling unhealthy relationships. Many divorces today are caused by discontented spouses rekindling old flames on Facebook. Don’t let this happen to you! Exercise godly wisdom and cut off “bad company” that will hinder a holy life.
13. Does social media help you be content?
…godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)
Social media can add fuel to the fire of covetousness and insecurity because it can lead us to compare ourselves to others and their relationships, possessions, and lifestyle. Have you ever thought that your friend always posting pictures of their possessions might not be content? The secret to contentment is not having everything you want, but being thankful with what you have. May we learn to be like Paul who learned to be content in every situation (Philippians 4:11-13).
14. Do you use social media to boost your ego?
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:36)
We can believe the lie that we only have value if people follow us or like our posts. If your mood depends on the number of “Likes” or “Retweets” your post receives, you care too much about gaining the approval of man. Rejoice in the fact that the gospel says that God accepts you because of what Christ had done.
15. Do you use social media to hide?
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. (Proverbs 25:14)
Have you ever known someone who acts cool online but is a radically different person in real life? Unfortunately, social media can act as a mask hiding our true identity. The root of this issue is pride – we want people to think we are cool and have it all together. Remember the truth of James 4:10: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”
Eternity:
Eternity where will you spend eternity? Death is a reality we all must face and the question you need to ask yourself is: Where am I going when I die? The bible says that when we die we either go to HEAVEN OR HELL. To get to heaven on our own merits we must be perfect. However no one is perfect. In fact, we have all sinned against God. We naturally do which is wrong: we lie, steal, lust , hate,… disrespect God, get drunk etc. Because God is good judge he must punish sin and the way he punish sin and the way God will punish us for our sins by sending us to hell for eternity. However God provided the way for you to have your sins forgiven and enter heaven when you die. Jesus Christ came to earth to die on the cross in the place of sinners and 3 days later He rose again, defeating sin and death. To be forgiven of all your sins, you must repent (turn from and forsake your sins) and trust in JESUS death and resurrection as the only means by which all your sins can be forgiven.