The gospel answers both our longing for what we lost and the hope for a better future.
- July 09, 2013 |
A long tradition at ChurchandCulture.org is the summer reading blog – meaning the once-a-year list of ten books that might be worth your while to peruse during some (hopefully) extra reading time over your summer vacation.
- July 08, 2013 |
Some think that those with a high view of the law are the legalists. But the opposite is true.
Whenever the 4th of July weekend rolls around, I'm reminded of times I've traveled in countries where freedom is severely curtailed. Or they were freshly freed from the chains of injustice, and the joy of their release was palpable.
We is it so hard to enjoy the good things God has given us?
- July 03, 2013 |
I am optimistic about the church of Jesus Christ. We’ve been through societal transformations before.
- July 02, 2013 |
How does one teach the controversy, without exposing one’s children to more than they can handle?
- July 01, 2013 |
Historically, there have been two tools to help guide us in our travels. One is a map, and the other is a compass. They are two very different things.
- July 01, 2013 |
God’s intends to give us all that we need in every situation so that we can do his will.
- June 29, 2013 |
If you did little more than read headlines, this week welcomed same-sex marriage into the mainstream of our culture.
Just once, I’d like to see a TV interview go more like this:
Same-sex marriage is headed for your community. This is no time for fear or outrage or politicizing. It’s a time for forgiven sinners, like us, to do what the people of Christ have always done. It’s time for us to point beyond our family values and our culture wars to the cross of Christ.
It's time for every church to be crystal-clear on this issue. Adding marriage to your church constitution won’t solve all the problems, but it may save you from trouble down the road.
The problem I have with preachers deciding to "preach through the Bible" is that it assumes any sermon you bring from any text is God's Word for your flock for that day.
There is a Judge who cannot be swayed by public opinion.