Why does a good God allow tragedy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Linzy Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Why does a good God allow tragedy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Linzy Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Feb 19, 2018

  Question: “Why does a good God allow tragedy?”When tragedy strikes, it is common for people to ask, “What does this mean?” When we witness some disaster or mass murder, there is a natural feeling that what has happened should not have happened. This innate sense of “wrongness” is a clue to meaning in these events. When we...

How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Jan 9, 2018

  Question: “How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today?”   Answer: Much misunderstanding about the Christian life occurs because we either assign commands and exhortations we should be following as “era-specific” commands that only applied to the original audience, or we take commands and exhortations that are specific to...

Who Were Those Wise Men Who Came To Visit Baby Jesus? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Who Were Those Wise Men Who Came To Visit Baby Jesus? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Dec 18, 2017

  “Who Were Those Wise Men Who Came To Visit Baby Jesus?Answer: We assume that there were three wise men because of the three gifts that were given: gold, incense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). However, the Bible does not say there were only three wise men. There could have been many more. Tradition says that there were three and that their names were...

What does it mean that humanity is made in the image of God? | Ask the Expert with Pastor Slayden from Friendship Baptist

What does it mean that humanity is made in the image of God? | Ask the Expert with Pastor Slayden from Friendship Baptist

Nov 3, 2017

  Question: “What does it mean that humanity is made in the image of God?”Answer: On the last day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Thus, He finished His work with a “personal touch.” God formed Adam from the dust and gave him life by sharing His own breath (Genesis 2:7). Accordingly, humanity is...

Why is it important to spend time alone with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Why is it important to spend time alone with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Oct 5, 2017

  Question: “Why is it important to spend time alone with God?”Answer: All relationships take time. A relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. The Bible is filled with comparisons to help us conceptualize our relationship with God. For example, Christ is depicted as the...

Is it wrong to be angry with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Is it wrong to be angry with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Sep 15, 2017

  Question: “Is it wrong to be angry with God?”   Being angry at God is something that many people, both believers and unbelievers, have wrestled with throughout time. When something tragic happens in our lives, we ask God the question, “Why?” because it is our natural response. What we are really asking Him, though, is not so much “Why, God?” as...