Special passions, callings, and emphases are good, but when they get out of balance, they become dangerous to gospel proclamation
- August 14, 2012 |
The latest edition of The New York Times Magazine features a cover photo of a young girl with long hair in a long, flowing pink dress decorated with flowers. Only it isn’t a girl. It’s a boy.
- August 13, 2012 |
The National Association of Evangelicals recently polled its leadership as to whether they felt the United States was a Christian nation. The answer was overwhelming.
- August 09, 2012 |
There are no perfect kids and no perfect mothers. No matter what you read in blogs, see in magazines, and learn in books. There are sinful kids and sinful moms and dads.
Almighty God desires simply to be known as the giver of the gift of absolute grace. To this we say “no”. Then the relationship is destroyed [by our 'morality'] just as surely as it is by our immorality.
Whether its Chick-Fil-A or a mosque in Murfreesboro, I think religious freedom is a fight worth waging.
A “healthy” skepticism is simply an inquiring mind that demands sufficient evidence before it believes anything.
- August 07, 2012 |
A working definition: church hopping is going from one church to another without committing to any one church for any significant period of time (which makes it different than legitimate church "shopping").
- August 06, 2012 |
There are several fallouts from a culture that is “always on.” For one thing, it's made us impatient.
- August 02, 2012 |
It's hard to find a really good chicken sandwich.
- August 01, 2012 |
Christians are supposed be about the truth. We are to proclaim the truth, live the truth, and love the truth. But sometimes, in advancing the truth, we tell ourselves lies
- August 01, 2012 |
Have you scratched your head over the last few weeks and thought, “What in the world is going on?” What’s going on is a massive divide about what is meant by “tolerance.”
- July 30, 2012 |
We can’t say, “The world is going to hell” and then use that as an excuse not to serve the Lord.
Moralists interpret misfortune as the karmic result of misbehavior. This for that. “You failed to obey God, so He gave your child an illness.” Such rule-based economies of punishment and reward may be the default mode of the fallen human heart, but that doesn’t make them any less brutal!
Every now and then an event comes along that offers a unique reflection of our world. A mirror, if you will, of what our culture has become.
At the risk of sounding old fashioned, let me push back on all of the white hot outrage among young evangelicals
- July 25, 2012 |
Ruthlessness has its rewards, at least in the short term.
- July 24, 2012 |