Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, there is, indeed, a clash of civilizations in play, and it is only a matter of time before the problems plaguing Germany and France manifest themselves in cities and towns across America.
- November 10, 2010 |
"Changing from the culture of death to a culture of life" is really an audacious statement when you think about it. Yet we talk of changing the culture all the time, as if this is an easy thing to do. So what will it take?
- November 10, 2010 |
To see just how relevant apologetics is today, we need only take a quick survey of the world around us.
You do want your church to be pleasing to the Lord, don't you? Of course we come quickly to the understanding that we can't easily change our church. The main thing you and I can focus on... is us.
Why would a good God allow suffering? Hasn't science disproved Christianity? Why would a loving God send people to hell? And isn't it arrogant for Christians to claim that their faith is the only route to God? Tim Keller's solid answers are essential Christian reading.
You and your spouse want to be great parents, so you devote lots of time and energy to your kids. But how much do you devote to each other?
Her feelings of joy and self-worth were derived from ministering to others, not from raising her children. Her children knew it and responded in kind. Home was chaotic and miserable.
We “parents in pain” dream about seeing our adult children live as independent, functioning adults instead of the dependent, dysfunctional adult children they have become. But is our help only hurting them?
I have often struggled with the demand God has put on me to say yes to human authority when I want to say no, especially when I don't feel the person over me worthy of control. However, doing so anyway has been one of the most formative experiences of my life.
Not everybody who says in his heart "there is no God" is a fool, but everybody who says in his heart "we have a corner on reason" is a fool: including Christians. Reason is a useful process by which to seek Truth, but Faith presses further towards Understanding.
To do a good thing is a good thing. To do good to be seen is not. In fact, to do good to be seen is a serious offense. Here's why...
Dear Dr. David: I am beyond frustrated with my marriage and husband. We have been married for ten years and have never been able to stop bickering...
For five years a woman in her mid-40s has been dating a pastor who has a past history of homosexuality, but now she is "frozen" in her tracks. "Do I continue the relationship or do I avoid the risk?" See what "he" and "she" have said in response.
On November 4, 2008, something incredible happened, something that will never again allow me to predict or trust the American electorate, regardless of the great corrective that happened this Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
Evangelicals tend to swing between extremes when it comes to politics and elections. We are too easily elated and too readily depressed. Make no mistake. The election results of 2010 will lead to big changes in Washington and far beyond. That in itself is good news. But all this must be put in a truly Christian context.
Art was once the domain of the Church: Christians created art that glorified God and drew people closer to His Son. Today, however, much of the Church neglects or underemphasizes God-given creativity. Here's how to cast a vision For the Beauty of the Church.
The "different gospel" to which the Galatians were turning went something like this: Repent and believe in Jesus, showing that you really want to be a child of Abraham by submitting to circumcision and certain other regulations. Or, faith + works = salvation.