The Art of Argument

Argument is one of the greatest forms of communication we humans have. If you really want to get to know someone, argue with them. You will find out if they are well-studied or a regurgitator of information. You will find out if they are adaptable. You will find out if they are kind, patient, and … Continue reading The Art of Argument

Understanding the Bible (Part 3)

It is my pleasure to introduce this three part series of guest posts written by my father, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the … Continue reading Understanding the Bible (Part 3)

Understanding the Bible (Part 2)

**It is my pleasure to introduce this three part series of guest posts written by my father, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the … Continue reading Understanding the Bible (Part 2)

Understanding the Bible (Part 1)

**It is my pleasure to introduce this three part series of guest posts written by my father, Allen Simmons. He has a Bachelor degree from Baptist Bible College and a Master of Religious Education degree from Tennessee Temple University. Allen has decades of experience studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible at several institutions including the … Continue reading Understanding the Bible (Part 1)

The Cycle of Secularization

There is an interesting trend in Christianity that far too many preachers refuse to acknowledge – liberal churches are producing agnostics and future generations will not saved at all. According to sociological research conducted by Roger Finke and Rodney Stark (The Churching of America, 2005), church strength can be gauged using three propositions: 1) The … Continue reading The Cycle of Secularization

Dead at Birth

Our bodies are animated clumps of dead flesh. The second we are conceived we begin the dying process. However, the spirit within us which is also dead can be made alive through salvation in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:10-11). This is the very concept that we find in John 3:5 when Jesus says "Except a man … Continue reading Dead at Birth

He Wears the Universe

"And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail." Hebrews 1:12 This verse is talking about the universe, including the heavens and earth (verse 10). God wears the universe like clothing (a vesture), and He will change them and … Continue reading He Wears the Universe

Professing Wisdom is Foolish

Photo from inc.com Romans 1:22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" In a world in which every average person with an opinion (including Simmons' Opinions) has a blog, YouTube channel, or podcast, this is one of those verses that really hits home for me. During my time as a graduate student, I was … Continue reading Professing Wisdom is Foolish