Blog Posts - Applied Faith



Jesus is Lord

It's the first and most basic creed of the Christian faith: Jesus is Lord. It's our answer to sin. Specifically, Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is the king of my life. I believe what he says — about me and everything else. I'm agreeing to live my life his...
by Homeward Bound on Jul 22, 2016

Life and Death in a Fallen World

Last week we buried a 25-year-old. Her three-year-old will grow up only knowing Mommy from stories and a few cellphone videos. Of course, she's not the only young person to die. There are a lot of people burying their babies — be they 4 or 54. Her...
by Homeward Bound on Jun 16, 2016

On Human Trafficking

It's Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Not only does human trafficking still happen, it still happens in the West. There are slaves today in the United States of America. More than a dozen cases of human trafficking were reported in the Dallas-Fort Wo...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 11, 2016

What Do You Do With a Worldview?

Making sure your worldview is in line with the scriptures is hard work. Is it really worth the effort?Yes. Your worldview will affect how you live. A worldview can affect how you treat people. It can affect how you see yourself. Let's examine what th...
by Homeward Bound on Jul 28, 2015

What is a Christian Worldview?

Christians need to learn to see and think about the world through the lens of scripture — that is, they need to develop a biblical worldview. Worldviews are frequently described as the answers to a series of questions. The questions vary, but the o...
by Homeward Bound on May 5, 2015

Making Him Known: Applying the Faith

We are here to know Christ and to make him known. To effectively make him known, we need to be godly men and women who are ready, willing, and able to share the faith, defend the faith, and apply the faith to our world. Sharing the faith is pretty ea...
by Homeward Bound on Apr 20, 2015

Staying Ready to Defend the Faith

One day I was eating lunch and had a puzzling thought: I collect knives. I have big knives and small knives. I have pretty knives and scary knives. I have knives with lights in them, knives with tools in them, and knives with knives in them. So why a...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 21, 2015

Defending the faith against attackers

When we are equipped to defend the faith, we are a tool for bringing the lost to Christ and a help for the saints around us. But there's another kind of person we may meet.Some unbelievers honestly ask questions wanting to understand why we believe w...
by Homeward Bound on Nov 17, 2014

Making Him Known: Defending the Faith

We are here to know God and to make him known. To effectively make him known, we need to be godly men and women who are ready, willing, and able to share the faith, defend the faith, and apply the faith to our world.Defending the faith is a vital par...
by Homeward Bound on Nov 13, 2014

Why Don't We Share the Gospel?

So we’ve talked about the nature of the Gospel, and we all know that we should be out there sharing it. So the question is, why aren’t we?One common reason people give for not sharing the gospel is that they don’t know what to say. You do know...
by Homeward Bound on Aug 21, 2014

Making Christ Known: Sharing the Faith

What is the worst thing that can happen to someone? To go to hell. The worst thing that can happen to someone isn’t to be lonely, poor, or sick; it isn’t to die young or outlive your children. The worst thing that can happen to someone is that...
by Homeward Bound on Jul 29, 2014

I'm Not Godly Yet

We are here to know God and make him known. Making him known properly requires a few things of us; the first and most important is that we be godly followers of Christ. It's been a month since my last post on the topic. Are you godly yet? No? Not lik...
by Homeward Bound on Jul 2, 2014

Making Christ Known: Godliness

We are here to know God and make him known. Making him known properly requires a few things of us. The first is both simpler and more complicated than we'd like.In John 14:15 Jesus said, If you love me you will sing really loud in church. No? Maybe...
by Homeward Bound on May 22, 2014

The Meaning of Life Part 2: Making Christ Known

We are on this earth to know God and to make him known. If we only seek to know God more, we are only performing half of our job. We are expected to seek to make him known to those around us.Jesus said we make God known by making Christ known. So if...
by Homeward Bound on Apr 15, 2014

Knowing God

"Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me..." (Jer 9:23-24).We exist to know God and make him...
by Homeward Bound on Feb 24, 2014

What is the Meaning of Life?

Why are we here? Why are we on this earth? Pretty much everyone asks that question at some time in their life. Just about every society has had an answer to that question. Ours, however, doesn’t seem to offer one. In fact, there are a number of p...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 28, 2014

How Should I Give?

Christianity Today asks "Should I Give a Cow or Cash for Christmas?" They look at giving to the poor in the world via animals, cash (whether as gifts or loans), and digging water wells. It's well worth reading.If you want to give an animal, cash, or...
by Homeward Bound on Dec 18, 2013

Priorities

It's one of those passages I have a love-hate relationship with: "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the d...
by Homeward Bound on Oct 23, 2013

Abortion Forever?

One of the few things we heard out of the mainstream media during the Gosnell hearing is "this is what happens when abortions are hard to get." The argument must be aimed at bolstering their own supporters, because it's not an argument that will con...
by Homeward Bound on May 15, 2013

Rape and Abortion

In the wake of Congressman Akin's infamous statement about rape and pregnancy, the left had a field day attacking conservatives on their anti-abortion stance. Many on the right ran for cover, trying to distance themselves from his statements or even...
by Homeward Bound on Aug 27, 2012


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