The best we can do at any moment of life is to take the next step in front of us.
- August 30, 2012 |
I can show you several preachers who cannot count on the fingers of one hand the number of true friends they have. They are loners, and, if I’m any judge, they have chosen to be that way. They will live to regret it a hundred times in a thousand ways.
The gospel is not the ordo salutis. It is not Grudem’s systematic theology. Nor is it the five solas.
Christians can be both civil and engaged, full of grace and yet firm in support of truth.
- August 28, 2012 |
I am about to go where angels fear to tread. Yep, church numbers.
- August 27, 2012 |
Last month, I posted the interview Dan did with me for his book. Today, we’re talking about the particular challenges faced by second generation Christians.
- August 23, 2012 |
There’s an old line that goes, "It’s like saying you want to marry someone, but still date around." Who would think of marrying someone, and then act as if it was okay to date? It was an easy point to get. Not anymore.
- August 23, 2012 |
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 |