The Cross. No doctrine is more central to the Christian faith and, yet, more of an offense to our human sensibilities...
This Good Friday, and this Earth Day, we need to love what God loves: his entire creation. We need to conserve and care for the good earth that God has created. And we need to remember that, ultimately, the curse is rolled back by a bloody cross.
This is the perfect time to think about the unknowable nature of God.
As Friday comes before Sunday, so the cross leads on to the empty tomb. And there is no resurrection unless there is first a crucifixion.
Because no one is perfect, therefore imperfect people should not only be allowed, but made to feel right at home.
With its tear-jerking trailer that premiered earlier this month in theaters before Soul Surfer screenings, Dolphin Tale is almost ready to be told.
We understand our own sorrows a bit better when we see them refracted through the bloody haze of Good Friday.
First I was selling my book. Then I wasn't. Now I am again. Here's the skam on that particular skinny.
- April 20, 2011 |
Do you believe there's power in the blood? When we receive Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, it is HIS blood that washes our sins away. And THIS is the power that saves us!
- April 19, 2011 |
The fountain starts in heaven at the throne of God and flows down to earth.
- April 19, 2011 |
Twenty-five years ago my father suffered a major heart-attack and needed by-pass surgery. That’s a frightening prospect for anyone at anytime. Even so in his case, because the technology wasn’t where it is today and his heart was so damaged, the weight of the whole thing was particularly heavy. You can imagine the anxiety we were feeling.
Dr. Ray Ortlund Jr., of "The Gospel Coalition," responds to my video of Jesus explaining why he allows evil to exist.
It is one thing to try and convince people wanting to fly from Charlotte to Atlanta to consider using Delta’s services over US Airways. It is another thing altogether to get someone on board who has no desire to fly.
God wants to know one thing, “Do you have faith that the blood of Jesus can wash away all your sins?”
The cross smelled good to God. He was well-pleased by the sacrifice of his Son.
- April 17, 2011 |
It’s that annoying, yet catchy, song that millions have loved to hate over recent weeks. But one church saw beyond Rebecca Black’s “Friday" and all the way to Easter Sunday.
Jackie Robinson made his major league debut at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1947. It was a historic and significant day for baseball but maybe more so for our country. You can argue that the American civil rights movement was truly ignited when Robinson came to bat in Dodger Blue.