That the Bible condemns engaging in homosexual behavior has been the dominant view throughout Christian history.
- July 27, 2011 |
A number of years ago, I realized that I was, as it were, trying to teach frogs to fly. Frogs can’t fly. Not only that, they get angry when you try to teach them.
I can’t think of any other change in public opinion as swift as the one we’ve seen regarding homosexuality. It has been breathtaking.
I — you, we — have seen the enemy. And we needn’t be afraid. He is not us.
Here is the first thing I want to say about the matter of homosexuality: I begin with repentance.
- July 25, 2011 |
The Thrills! The chills! Me almost falling over in my chair!
- July 25, 2011 |
Asked earlier today, "Can one be a Christian and still enjoy reading/watching the Harry Potter series," I gave the following answer...
- July 22, 2011 |
Paul refers to himself numerous times as worth “imitating” when it comes to spiritual growth and maturity. What do we see when we look to Paul as an example?
- July 21, 2011 |
An honest conversation with Jesus about how we should live that takes place between the lines of the Great Sermon in Luke 6.
- July 20, 2011 |
My first book, When Bad Christians Happen to Good People, is being re-released with new content and a study guide for small groups. Here is part of the intro from the book.
- July 19, 2011 |
It seems necessary to address why and even if Christians should be involved in redeeming society and culture. There are many who deride such activity as being a diversion from the “real” work of the church, which in their minds is nothing more than articulating the personal plan of salvation (or “gospel,” very narrowly understood).
Is there a better, deeper lesson to the story of Lazarus than the one we typically think of?
An adopting couple's pastor asked if I’d write a letter to their soon-to-be-adopted boy, for when he’s old enough to start asking questions about his adoption and what it means. I’ve changed his name, but this is what I wrote.
I was recently asked to net out some of the types of churches currently shaping practice and thought around the United States.
*This post is a reprint from July, 2007, written upon the release of the seventh and final installment in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series. We thought it fitting to re-publish it with the release of the seventh and final film.
In five sparing verses the Lord's Prayer brings us to the throne room of God...
We tend to fuzzy-up the distinction between praying for someone and forgiving them. But they're not the same thing at all.
The orphans of the world, whether in Russia or India or Alabama, are among the most vulnerable imaginable. And Jesus has identified the “least of these” as His brothers and sisters (Matt. 25:40). When we care for them, we care for Him.