“Justification by works” assumes that my worth is measured by my performance. It conceals a dark and ghastly fear: “If I do not perform, I will be judged unworthy.”
We are accustomed to 24/7 news coverage of tragedies involving child killings. Not so with Dr. Gosnell. Here are the reasons why:
If a church isn’t growing, what is keeping it from fulfilling its full redemptive potential?
I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.
- April 11, 2013 |
Living the tension between "leave and cleave" and "honor your parents" isn't always easy.
- April 10, 2013 |
There is a growing phenomenon in many churches – particularly large, fast-growing evangelical churches - that can only be called “heresy creep.”
- April 08, 2013 |
The truths you learn in the valleys keep your feet steady on the mountaintops. There is a time for everything – even unwelcome work. Look for the hidden blessings.
- April 05, 2013 |
There is nothing that is harder for us to wrap our minds around than the unconditional, non-contingent grace of God. In fact, it “defies our reason and logic,” upending our sense of fairness and offending our deepest intuitions, especially when it comes to those who have done us harm.
A fictional conversation from the first century A.D.
The last few weeks, Matt Lauer has been mercilessly roasted with calls for his replacement. I’ve never seen anything like it.
God uses imperfect people because that's all he's got to work with.
- April 03, 2013 |
How should Christians respond to insults and vitriol from the culture?
- April 02, 2013 |
The message from a friend raised a question I’d not thought of: "Can you tell me how to freshen up my prayer time?"
This is a blog with a very specific audience. I know it may exclude some of you, but it may be healthy for you to eavesdrop.
The next time you find yourself unable to sleep due to worry, ask whether you’re in the Galilee waters or the Gethsemane garden. Ask yourself whether your wakefulness is of the weakening flesh or the awakening Spirit.
We need more than a shoulder to cry on. We need more than hands and feet that will take the nails that we deserve. We need the strong arms of a Savior who comes back from the dead.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!