"A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is out of harmony with the moral law."
- January 17, 2011 |
I knew almost instantly from the actions and voices of the children that the family was a healthy one. Is it likewise possible to ascertain within a few seconds whether a church is healthy?
McGrath's latest book provides an excellent introduction for believers who want to know more about how theology both impacts Christian living and provides responses to contemporary objections against Christianity.
In my experience, the church is always in danger of neglecting the gospel in its songs. What do you do when worship is running on empty?
The pursuit of minimalism and its cousin-concept of voluntary simplicity could benefit many Americans, but minimalism is also a spiritual discipline...
Peter knew he was right—absolutely right, and that meant Jesus was... totally wrong?
I don't really fault the media for its post-Tucson tragedy feeding frenzy, because shock often leaves people searching for answers. But I'm not sure this horrendous story is a statement about our country...
“Lovinsly will always know he is one of the lucky ones,” Marjorie says of her one-year-old son, who was born just moments after Marjorie's house collapsed on her.
What I notice in every-other write-up on the tragic Tucson shooting is a reflexive reluctance to speak of the killer's inner workings - his motivations, his make-up, his soul - with moral categories.
At first glance it can be difficult to see much change from a year ago, when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. But faith-based aid workers insist there has been progress.
Biblical discipleship is either absent or woefully inadequate to producing any tangible fruit, much less real freedom in Christ. Thus too many within the body are mired in sin management rather than freedom from it.
The Church was once the major patron of the arts, and many Christian leaders believe that it can and should be once again. Renewing that status may shift the way the Church impacts the world as a force for good.
Where to turn for comfort when tormented by your enemies? When Christians are being killed en masse in Iraq and Egypt? An old hymn that makes an appearance in the movie True Grit provides a clue.
When Open Doors released its annual World Watch List this week, the list looked very similar to 2010's list, with North Korea again topping the list of worst persecutors of Christians. Here's what changed.
Bearing a faithful witness in a hostile culture requires what Dietrich Bonhoeffer called “civic courage.” It’s as true now as it was in his time.
Dear Dr. David: My husband and I have been married for 9 years. I am a Christian, but he's not...
In truth, none of us operates at a deficit—we just live that way. We are not poor, it just feels that way. "I pray … that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints …expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus."
I was convinced God brought the two of us together. But certainly God knew that my husband would not be one to express himself verbally in the way I was expecting. Certainly God knew that I would many times need more, emotionally, than my husband appeared able to give. So why did God let it happen?
The case of Asia Noreen, the first Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges, suffered a major setback when her most vocal supporter was murdered Tuesday.
- January 06, 2011 |