Saved By the Bell is About the Principal

Remember Saved by the Bell? Maybe you remember it like this.

Zack Morris is an incorrigible student who wields his charm in and out of trouble. He’s the student struggling to be himself at school by conforming to all the rules that keep him from being such a charming ball of mischief. The show could exist without any of the characters, except for Morris, because what kid doesn’t want to get away with, well, whatever they want?

But there’s another character the show couldn’t be without: Mr. Belding. Continue reading

Today’s Featured Series: Gospel and Salvation as a Series of Steps

Last day of our blog anniversary celebration!

In this final day, I chose to feature a series on the schematic familiar to many Christians known as the “5-Step Plan of Salvation.” We explore questions like, “What is salvation?” “What is a step?” and “How does our schematic of salvation affect how we teach it, live it out, and believe in it?”

The Gospel and the “5-Step Plan of Salvation”planofsalvation2
1: Introduction
2: Church History and the origin of the “5 steps”
3: Examining Each Step
4: Issues with the Formula (and what’s missing)
5: The Scheme of Redemption, the Ministry of Regeneration

Today’s Featured Series: 1 Peter 3:15 and a Loving Apologetic

For day 4 of our blog anniversary celebration, I’m taking us on back to a series from a couple years ago.

1 Peter 3:15 is often a go-to verse about apologetics. But what does it have to say about apologetics in context, and what do we learn from it? Join us to explore.

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Part 1: Examining the entire verse
Part 2: The verse in context of the chapter
Part 3: The verse in context of the entire letter
Part 4: Applications I could have used in my youth