The 2015 Refugee Crisis: Realities and Solutions

Sep 26th, 2015 | By

The visual images and the numbers are staggering: Hundreds of thousands of desperate people are fleeing the Middle East. . . Although most are fleeing war, some are fleeing poverty; and the majority of them are Muslim. The bulk of them are headed for Europe, principally seeking refuge in Germany and the Scandinavian countries. The total number of refugees or economic migrants from the nations above is in the millions. The Syria civil war alone has produced 4 million refugees, most of whom have fled to Jordan or Lebanon. But, increasingly they are heading for Europe where they hope to find prosperity, stability and hope. rpbc brochure.pdf

Revelation 1:7-16

Sep 25th, 2015 | By

Dr. Eckman leads discussion as John describes his vision of the risen Christ

The Devaluing of Life in America

Sep 19th, 2015 | By

Modern medicine affirms a proposition that is quite consistent with God?s Word?that life is a continuum. (For the Christian, the Bible teaches that life extends from conception on into eternity, for all human beings will live forever.) The DNA strands present at conception are species-specific and the beginning of a new and unique individual human. . . Furthermore, the Bible also affirms consistently that humans are of infinite worth and value because they bear the image of God. Humans both resemble God and represent Him as stewards over His world. The life-as-continuum concept means that at all stages of development the human life is of value to God.

Revelation 1:1-6

Sep 18th, 2015 | By

Dr. Eckman begins a new study of the Book of Revelation: presenting Jesus as Lord of the Universe, and now his final Kingdom will be ushered in.

Dissecting the Trump Phenomenon

Sep 12th, 2015 | By

In early 2015, no one would have predicted that Donald Trump would be leading in most polls for the Republican presidential nomination and, to some extent, setting the agenda for the 2016 presidential campaign. The Trump phenomenon is energized and empowered by the arrogant, bombastic bravado of a man who is not only damaging the Republican Party; he is also damaging the American Republic. Since I am a Christian and write Issues in Perspective for Christians from a Christian worldview perspective, it is important to evaluate him and the phenomenon surrounding him from that perspective.

Daniel 10:13-12:13

Sep 11th, 2015 | By

Ending discussion on The Final Vision of Daniel: how the prophecy was fulfilled & details of prophecy still to come, as we set the stage to begin a new study of the Book of Revelations.

America in Crisis: The 21st Century and the Future of Genuine, Biblical Christianity

Sep 5th, 2015 | By

Recently, I completed reading one of the most important books I have read in some time: George Marsden?s The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief. Marsden is arguably one of the most significant evangelical Christian historians writing today. I have read all of his books, which have profoundly shaped my understanding of both American history and of American evangelicalism. This most recent of Marsden?s books helps us immensely in understanding the crisis currently unfolding in American civilization. I would like to summarize the major arguments of Marsden?s book and then offer some implications about where we as the church of Jesus Christ go from here.

Daniel 9:24-10:14

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Continued discussion of Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks, and the beginnings of the Final Vision of Daniel.