The study of theology historically has brought to the surface outstanding thinkers and scholars. Among 16th-century Reformers, John Calvin - more than Martin Luther - developed a full-orbed systematic theology for the instruction of the church.
Even as I prize my freedom as an American, I am moved to consider a greater freedom.
Independence is wonderful, but it also means self-rule and self-determination - two of the very things that got Israel into so much trouble in the Old Testament!
Indeed, God has blessed America. But all is not well in our land.
If we are, as some scientists believe, “wired for music,” then babies are ideal test subjects since their reactions are, by definition, instinctual.
Last week a U.S. senator treated the world to a shocking display of rudeness toward a member of our armed services...
If a motorcycle rider was 100 percent sold out to Jesus, what would he or she look like? Groups of men and women around our nation are attempting to demonstrate just that.
Southern Baptists opened their annual meeting with calls to turn around plummeting baptism rates, even as researchers warned that the nation's largest Protestant body could lose half its size by mid-century.
Now that we are standing at the crossroads of the church's departure from the truth, we can look to the ancient paths: the Scriptures.
If you could attend a first-century church gathering, I think you would say, "Wow, listen to how they speak to God! He seems so real to them! They seem to have such intimacy, such freedom, and such power!"
“If only I hadn’t married him. If only I had just waited on God a little longer. But how could I have known?” The tears spilled out, along with Linda's regrets from the past several years...
When my father died, he didn’t leave an abundance of personal belongings. Through the years our "holding tree" has become even more than a storage place for prayers and memories. That piece of furniture symbolizes a place to hang my heart.
In the past 24 hours since Governor Mark Sanford admitted his affair, I’ve run the gamut of emotions: sadness, depression, anger, and most of all, bewilderment.
Anglicans from the United States and Canada this week completed the organization of a new church devoted to traditional Anglican beliefs with the ratification of a constitution and canons.
You probably pray for other people regularly, but when was the last time you prayed for yourself? It's not selfish; it's essential to a Faith Set Free.
"My parents didn't plan me. I was an accident no one expected." Some people use this phrase as an excuse for not accepting more responsibility in life, but they fail to remember nothing surprises God.
- June 18, 2009 |