Almighty God desires simply to be known as the giver of the gift of absolute grace. To this we say “no”. Then the relationship is destroyed [by our 'morality'] just as surely as it is by our immorality.
- August 08, 2012 |
A working definition: church hopping is going from one church to another without committing to any one church for any significant period of time (which makes it different than legitimate church "shopping").
- August 06, 2012 |
There are several fallouts from a culture that is “always on.” For one thing, it's made us impatient.
- August 02, 2012 |
It's hard to find a really good chicken sandwich.
- August 01, 2012 |
What we believe to be true about children will inevitably shape the way we “train them up.”
- July 31, 2012 |
Have you scratched your head over the last few weeks and thought, “What in the world is going on?” What’s going on is a massive divide about what is meant by “tolerance.”
- July 30, 2012 |
We can’t say, “The world is going to hell” and then use that as an excuse not to serve the Lord.
Moralists interpret misfortune as the karmic result of misbehavior. This for that. “You failed to obey God, so He gave your child an illness.” Such rule-based economies of punishment and reward may be the default mode of the fallen human heart, but that doesn’t make them any less brutal!
For years I had wanted to read some of the classics of the Christian faith, but I knew that without a measure of accountability I would never have the self-discipline to make my way through them. I decided to launch a reading program called Reading Classics Together.
Every now and then an event comes along that offers a unique reflection of our world. A mirror, if you will, of what our culture has become.
Ruthlessness has its rewards, at least in the short term.
- July 24, 2012 |
There is a word that is often airbrushed from our rhetoric. Evil. And we need the word back.
- July 23, 2012 |
"The church is full of hypocrites." It’s almost become the great cultural dismissal. It has become the "one-liner" that can effectively quell any consideration of Jesus, much less the implications of faith in Him.
- July 19, 2012 |
Evangelism involves effectively communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ with the goal of seeing an individual come to saving faith in Christ.
- July 16, 2012 |
A meme has been circulating in the Christian community for some time now. It’s the curious notion that making judgments about the behaviors and lifestyles of others is unchristian.
- July 14, 2012 |
I can’t think of a better day than Friday the 13th to start praying for a thankful heart.
- July 13, 2012 |
At this moment, there are at least four major divides facing evangelical Christianity that are generating the most tension.
- July 12, 2012 |