Did Christ Really Descend into Hell?
Over the years, especially every Good Friday, people ask me the question: “Where in the Bible does it say that Christ descended into hell?“ If you grew up in a good Catholic or Lutheran church, chances are you were forced to memorize the Apostles Creed, which says: “[Christ] was crucified, died and was buried,” followed by the…Read More →
Evangelism, the Easy Way
Recently, on Sept 11th, 2022, I talked about the discipline of “Sharing our Faith.” The Apostle Paul taught Philemon, “I pray that you would be active in sharing your faith, so thatyou will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ” Philemon 1:6 I.e., we share our faith so that it helps…Read More →
What is your view on Women in Ministry?
Church, Life |
“Peter, what are your thoughts on women in ministry?” Or, How do you interpret complicated passages like 1 Corinthians 14:33? 1 Timothy 2:11-15 & Ephesians 5:22-25. Believe it or not, I actually get this question quite often. Or, I get the same question framed as a Bible question: “How do you sort out 1st Corinthians 14:34?” or…Read More →
How Reliable is the Bible? Infallible, Inerrant, or Neither?
The Bible is the single most read book in all of human history. So it’s not a surprise that it might have a few critics. Over the years, I’ve read thousands of essays attacking the Bible as being “unreliable.” Authors like Dan Brown (and his best-selling pseudo-history book The Davinci Code) love to perpetuate these…Read More →
Was Christ Really Born on Christmas Day?
Church, Life |
After close to a dozen Christmas services, I’m definitely tired! But my heart is full. We had so many cool opportunities to share the life of Christ with people. And if you missed it (or wanted to see our full sitcom) we can finally post in online! Go to Youtube and share it! But I’m equally…Read More →
Exciting News for Substance’s West Twin Cities Campus – Now in Maple Grove!
We are less two weeks away from our official Sunday morning launch of our West Twin Cities Campus! Over a quarter million people will hear about Substance in the next couple weeks. And here’s how you can be a part of this! A little over a year ago, we sent out 400 Substance hardcores to…Read More →
Got Questions about the End Times?
Welcome to the landing page for my sermon & blog series: “Be Right Back: Tough Questions about the Second Coming of Christ.” Everyone has questions about the end of the world. And so, the goal here is to give you additional resources to help you navigate this exciting topic! In the first section, you’ll see…Read More →
DANIEL’S “SEVENTY WEEKS” – Understanding the Backbone of End Times Theology
Why in the world do Christians believe in a Seven-year tribulation? Where does the doctrine of the anti-Christ come from? And what in the world is Daniel’s “Seventy Weeks?” If you’ve ever studied eschatology, (the study of the end of the world), you’re likely to come upon a famous prophecy called “Daniel’s Seventy Sevens” (or…Read More →
How to Decide Your View of the End Times – A Five Step Study Process
Why is it so stinking hard to study the end times? The truth is: It’s NOT hard. But it can feel that way when we’re doing it with the wrong resources. As a result, many Christians either avoid the subject altogether or they study it for all the wrong reasons with all the wrong resources.…Read More →
A Brief History of End Times Views: How our Times Shape our Eschatology
At Substance, we’ve been talking about the end of the world in our series Be Right Back: Tough Questions about the Second Coming of Christ. And if you haven’t seen the BRB resource page at PeterHaas.org, be sure to check it out. Every week I will be posting new resources to help you study the…Read More →