There is much talk in our day about avoiding being “over protective,” but little to no talk on being “under protective.”
- September 22, 2011 |
If we have to have clarity going forward, we're all going to be stuck where we are for a long time.
If the ecclesiocentric view of the church’s mission tends to focus on the building and maintenance of the institutional church (a place of like-minded believers), then a proper theocentric view will focus the organic church (a people who believe and obey) on the mission of God or missio Dei.
I think most married people wonder that at one time or another. It may not be a question filled with true angst and regret, but one that may persist at the back of their mind.
Spiritual abuse is a term that seems to be gaining a little bit of traction with whole blogs dedicated to it. It describes a clear reality—that where there is spiritual authority in a sinful world, there will at times be abuse of that authority. However...
- September 20, 2011 |
It’s time someone wrote a book for the church titled 'Whatever Became of Evangelism?'
- September 19, 2011 |
There is no doubt Edward Bulwer-Lytton was right when he coined the phrase for his 1839 play The Conspiracy, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Ideas take root in the minds of people and bear real consequences
Ok, get ready to do some real thinking here. What follows is heavy theological lifting. I asked my friend Jono Linebaugh to weigh in on the recent discussion about Law and Gospel. His thinking is solid. His nuances are crucial. He adds serious depth to this ongoing conversation. Much food for thought here.
Years ago, Toby Keith asked Willie Nelson if he’d record a song with him. When he heard that the song would be called “Beer for My Horses,” Nelson—to my understanding—was sold on the spot.
When most of us stop long enough to consider what establishes our identity, what really makes us who we are, many of us act as if the answer to this consideration is “our performance.”
Our world is changing fast. And life is over in the blink of an eye. The time is NOW for us to be present as we seek the Lord.
The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.
Obviously the most important part of a prayer life is just praying—I’m sure it’s very easy to get hung up on questions of procedure while forgetting to actually just pray—but I am also very eager to learn how other people collect and organize all of the things they may need to pray for... (Read more)
Recently, broadcaster Pat Robertson said a man should divorce his wife with Alzheimer’s in order to marry another woman. This is more than cruelty. This is a repudiation of the gospel.
If it were confirmed to you that everything you believe and preach from the Word of God was true, right, and absolute, what would you do?
- September 14, 2011 |
Oftentimes part of responding to grief and tragedy is doubting the existence of God. And that's okay.
- September 13, 2011 |
I'm pleased to announce the release of our newest free ebook.
- September 13, 2011 |
What exactly is the church’s mission? In order to answer this question, we must first accurately define the gospel.
- September 12, 2011 |