The Old Testament was written in the language of its writers, which was Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in the language of its writers -- or at least the dominant language of commerce and culture -- which was Greek. The Bibles we read are translations of those languages into the English language. So does it matter which Bible we use?
- January 24, 2013 |
Sometime back a survey from the Barna Group yielded six reasons young people leave the church.
- January 23, 2013 |
It’s a common phrase in Christian circles. We talk of "discipling" someone, "being" discipled, or going where there is a strong emphasis on discipleship. What’s wrong with this picture?
- January 22, 2013 |
Every sunrise lays a new day before us and asks, “What will you do with this day? What will this day be?”
- January 21, 2013 |
Jesus is on the side of those who love little children.
Most Christians don’t look to Chris Rock for advice. But on one point, he has something we should hear.
If you have ever been to London, you are familiar with the "tube," London’s expansive underground transport system. Once there, a constant refrain -- over loudspeakers and on signs -- is "Mind the Gap." There are, of course, many "gaps" to be mindful of.
As people are exposed to more dishonesty around them, and if it seems "everyone" is doing it, then cheating becomes even more pervasive and socially acceptable.
- January 14, 2013 |
Have the Ten Commandments outlived their shelf life? Some folks seem to think so.
- January 12, 2013 |
If you know who you are, you can live for Christ anywhere.
- January 11, 2013 |
Christians talk a lot about premarital sex. And I think that’s a mistake, for one, because the grammar is skewed. (Read more)
Multiply is a good book and one that fills an important niche. If you think back to the days when you were a new believer, I am certain you will see the benefit of this type of material.
The sum-total of our knowledge is infinitesimal compared to our ignorance, making some kind of faith an indispensable part of human existence. So the question is not whether we base our convictions and actions on faith, but what faith we base them on.
When is it okay for a member or attender of your church to leave? First, let’s state the obvious. It’s never just "okay."
Driscoll says rightly that even as Christians “we’re continually forgetting who we are in Christ and filling that void by placing our identity in pretty much anything else.”
- January 09, 2013 |
Before the cross we are all invited to kneel, to trust, to confess, to weep with that pleasing grief and mournful joy, and there to find the freedom of forgiveness.
- January 07, 2013 |
The idea of culture "keepers" is significant. There are aspects of culture – a nation’s culture, a church’s culture, a family’s culture – that must be "kept."
- January 07, 2013 |
I am introverted, but this does not give me a different calling in life than the gregarious Christian.
- January 04, 2013 |