What may have hurt Todd Akin's candidacy also hurts Christian leadership, at times.
- August 22, 2012 |
Before we figure out what love is, maybe we should learn what it isn't.
- August 21, 2012 |
Great preachers are the ones who preach really bad sermons. The difference is that they preach really bad sermons when they’re young, and are sharpened for life by critique.
Allowing abortion in the case of rape is not the way to express sympathy toward a victim of this crime. Abortion only destroys the life of another victim.
Here are questions to ask, pastor, before you take a public stand on an issue that is facing your community.
I want to make sure that churches understand their models. And specifically, that if you want to be a church for the unchurched, you understand what that means.
I wish denominations were a little more like family. I wish we’d sit across the table more often from precious saints who don’t always see things the same way.
f you want to see the gospel of Christ that has energized this church for two thousand years, turn off the television.
"Snarky" is a relatively new, mostly British slang adjective that means "critical," "cutting" or "testy." It can refer to a person, or mood. Or, in our case, a culture.
- August 16, 2012 |
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 |