Left to ourselves we look for salvation anywhere and everywhere except in the place it can be found—in Jesus Christ.
- August 13, 2013 |
For most of us, we see or hear “propaganda” and instantly think of it in negative terms. In truth, it simply means attempting to “propagate” an idea, hence the term. As a result, it can be used to incite war or fight disease, foster unity or stir discrimination.
- August 12, 2013 |
Only two things in this world are eternal—the Word of God and people.
- August 10, 2013 |
Russian president Vladimir Putin ignited outrage among the pro-homosexual community by signing into law a ban on homosexual adoption. The new law also prohibits adoption by single parent households. While these latter measures are no doubt draconian, they nonetheless represent a growing realization within Russian society, namely: sexual anarchy has proven devastating to the future of their civilization.
It is not sinful to throw away a book. Free yourself to throw away bad books. And when I say to throw them away, I mean it.
If there is some other way to heaven, why did Christ die on the cross?
The one thing many of us warned about in relation to gay marriage, and those who disagreed said, “You’re being ridiculous,” well…it’s happening.
I have a conviction. Disagree with it if you want, but I believe it to the core of my being. God wants churches to grow.
- August 05, 2013 |
Virginity matters because sexual purity matters because God says it matters. But it is not the highest of virtues.
- August 04, 2013 |
The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.
- August 01, 2013 |
Lately, we don’t even want to call a sin a mistake. We want to turn everything we do into a virtue. So lust becomes “sensuality,” and anger just means being honest with your emotions.
- August 01, 2013 |
It’s been the message I’ve received from all around: “Real men don’t cry. Not in public, anyway.” It’s pride, I’m sure. Pride that flows out of believing a lie.
- July 30, 2013 |
No matter how good you design a church service to be, if the children's ministry is bad, people won't come back - unless they're folks without kids.
- July 29, 2013 |
Few currents have shaped the mindset of our modern world more than pluralization.
- July 25, 2013 |
The law can inform us of our sin but it cannot transform the sinner. Only the gospel can do that.
There’s a situation in counseling I come across all too often: a couple will typically tell me first about how stressful their lives are. But usually, if we talk long enough about their fracturing marriage, there is a sense that something else is afoot.
Do you read the Bible as a helpful tool in your climb up toward moral betterment or as the story of God coming down to broken, sinful people?
- July 23, 2013 |