This section contains essays about everyday issues we all confront, including "hot button" issues in popular culture.
Capital Punishment -- is it Biblical to execute criminals? A look at some objections.
Corporal Punishment -- in the main, an answer to those who say the Bible teaches this to an extreme
Abortion -- looks at claims that the Bible permits or even endorses abortion
Gambling -- what does the Bible say about this? Not much -- but we can still learn a few things about it.
Wealth and Poverty -- Biblically, are we all supposed to be poor?
Wine and Alcohol -- does the Bible give us permission to imbibe? A look at some arguments from both sides, and exegesis of passages that mention alcohol.
Voting -- should Christians take part in the political process?
Biblical Practice and Living
What is Faith? -- Once we contextualize certain important words, their meaning shifts dramatically. Also part of this series: What is hope? What is love? What is mercy? What is worship? What is humility? What is repentance? What is wisdom? What is forgiveness?
What is the unforgivable sin? -- Is "blasphemy of the Holy Spirit" something you can do just by "saying it"? Or is it something else? And does it mean loss of salvation?
Obeying authorities -- a look at Romans 13.
The role of the OT Law for the Christians -- what was the purpose of the OT law, and what application does it have for us today?
Can a Christian remarry after divorce? -- sadly, divorce is all too common; but once it is done, under what circumstances can a Christian Biblically remarry?
Is tithing for today? -- is 10% the norm for giving, or has the New Testament set some new rules?
How to use your Bible -- some suggestions on how to study the text and make your study more profitable.
What is the purpose of prayer? -- is prayer for getting things that we want? And how do we understand passages that seem to say this?
Is contemporary Christian music bad? -- I don't care for most music myself, but here's a look at some moral and spiritual issues raised on the subject.
Are musical instruments permitted in worship? -- a particular answer to claims made by the Church of Christ.
The Christian and fantasy literature -- what is the Christian to do with fictional works? Also offers some profiles of various fictional and entertainment franchises (e.g., Pokemon, Dragonball Z, etc.)
Vegetarianism -- a look at claims by the Christian Vegetarian Association
Bibliography of books relevant to subjects on this hub page