Before the Johnson Amendment, churches had a strong and vibrant voice in our political and cultural discourse. One amendment changed that.
Jesus practiced radical love and it transformed the hearts of those He encountered. Whether with my Heavenly Father or others, healthy relationships don't just happen; they need to be cultivated and nurtured.
Fred Sanders rightly argues that the gospel is inherently Trinitarian. Learn more about how the work of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the gospel adds depth to faith and the Christian life.
God inspired an entire Bible of baby talk. True baby talk. Baby talk with absolute authority and power. Baby talk that is sweeter than honey and more to be desired than gold.
The congregation is meeting in a warehouse in a neighborhood filled with trendy shops, cafes, and theaters. The pastor sports a faux hawk and skinny jeans. As Brett McCracken asks, what message is this church portraying?
When Christians practice yoga, they must either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace of yoga. The contradictions are not few, nor are they peripheral.
We’re all against demagoguery and hate crimes, but there has to be a middle ground between an “anti-Muslim frenzy” and abject silence.
I cannot imagine life without my autistic grandson, Max. However, the chilling truth is, there are plenty of people who can.
Evangelical churches that have been successful in the past ten years have been able to anticipate and recognize trends quickly, and also find effective ways to communicate the gospel to the culture in which they live. For that to continue this decade, several issues must be discussed and resolved.
God didn’t just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself. John says that it is no different for us: True love requires sacrifice.
Follow a study of Pontius Pilate to reveal how God's plans are certain, perfect, and unchangeable.
- March 03, 2009 |
When I was a child who attended Sunday school and eagerly listened to my teacher, was I receiving the kingdom of God? The story of Mr. William Parker suggests yes.
- September 09, 2010 |
“He’d lived in the darkness for so long he didn’t know that it was dark. Dark was normal, and since he’d never experienced light, dark didn’t seem dark to him.” This meditation on Psalm 51 by Paul Tripp marvels at what happens when the light finally breaks through – and we see what we never knew we were missing.
- September 11, 2008 |
We all pray for peace, but we also pray for justice. It might be better to hope for a wary and watchful tension in the Middle East, than a peace bought at the expense of the rights of minorities in the region.
- September 15, 2010 |
There are some scientists who do believe there was a creator. The problem is that some of their ideas about the “creator” and his “creation” are straight out of a comic-book convention.
- September 14, 2010 |
Shah Taj, a 14-year-old Christian girl from Lahore, Pakistan, was on her way to school when a vehicle occupied by three men pulled up beside her. Grabbing her, they threw her in and sped off.
- September 14, 2010 |
Christians are commonly told to "have faith" in our spiritual lives, but can those very words serve as a stumbling block in our walk with Christ? Josh McDowell thinks so, and would point us to The Unshakable Truth in Whom we place our faith.
- September 16, 2010 |