One of the more telling cultural shifts of the last seventy-five years has been what some have called the “celebrification” of culture.
- August 29, 2011 |
A father pours out his heart about his daughter
- August 28, 2011 |
- August 26, 2011 |
I recently found myself wondering what it would be like to have someone measuring my popularity on a day-to-day basis. It cannot be fun. I do not envy the president.
- August 25, 2011 |
Beloit College has once again released its annual Mindset List for the incoming class of college freshman.
- August 25, 2011 |
The nature of the gospel, the role and purpose of God’s law, the relationship between justification, sanctification and union with Christ, and how all of this impacts preaching and the life of the Christian—these important issues I recently discussed with my theological “Yoda,” Mike Horton recently (read more)…
- August 24, 2011 |
The only generation we can reach is our own.
It was A.W. Tozer who wrote (in The Knowledge of the Holy), “what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” That is a broad statement, a grand one, but one that merits some thought... (Read more)
If “American Idol” or the latest reality show proves anything it’s that people like to get caught up in things with other people. There is no shortage of news junkies, political movements, rock and roll groupies, or “save the whale” supporters
Let’s coin a term, shall we? You’ve heard of commercialization, and bureaucratization. How about “pornification”?
The church is a place worthy of a life fully spent; the church is a place where someone can make a difference with their one and only life – maybe even the biggest possible difference; the church is the hope of the world.
Let’s imagine a season of MythBusters where all they did was explore “myths” about the Christian faith in order to determine whether or not they were true.
Don't be fooled by the hot weather of August. The leaves fall and autumn comes sooner than we think.
- August 21, 2011 |
A growing cadre of kids out there are frankly bored by Lady Gaga’s latest attempt to shock American sensibilities. What they are shocked by instead is this gravelly-voiced man, telling them, from beyond the grave, what they already suspect—the shallow kingdoms of this age are headed for a stunning collapse.
- August 19, 2011 |
Though it's popular to say, “Never criticize any method that God is blessing,” I am convinced that one of the greatest but most subtle spiritual dangers Christians face is pragmatism.
- August 19, 2011 |
It's pretty easy to prove your point when you put words in a man's mouth that he never said.
- August 17, 2011 |
Too many people have been taught that Christians—true Christians, good Christians, real Christians—don’t get depressed or that depression is always the outworking of serious sin.
- August 16, 2011 |
We wring our hands over government corruption, corporate greed, and the breakdown of the family, but what’s to be done? How do we go about uprighting our morally capsized culture?
I do not think it too strong or sensational to say that we are witnessing the collapse of Western civilization. Across the Western world, the fruits of apostasy and secularism are manifesting themselves in overwhelmingly destructive ways. In essence, we in the West are reaping precisely what we have sown. Mankind cannot construct a world devoid of subservience to God and hope to prosper.
One of the biggest complaints from parents and teenagers alike is that there is often little or no communication between the two groups. Perhaps you’re like one discouraged mom who said to me, “I’ve tried to talk with my daughter but she just shuts me down. I’ve tried everything to let her know I care but she just won’t let me in any more.” Or maybe you’re like the frustrated dad who told me the only thing his son would ever say to him was “you just don’t understand . . .