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Trevin Wax is the Managing Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum developed by LifeWay Christian Resources. He blogs daily at Kingdom People. He is also the author of Holy Subversion (Crossway, 2010) and Counterfeit Gospels (Moody, 2011).
A Brief Review of Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables”

While Les Misérables was playing, we could hear people weeping. When it was finished, the theater burst into applause. The “experience” of this movie got me thinking. How many people are moved by Les Misérables without really knowing why?

Be Born in Us Today

We shouldn’t let the season of celebrating Christ’s birth slip by without asking God to continue to do a work in our lives.

3 Things the Church Can Learn from Election 2012

Despite the risks of weighing in too early, I thought it would be worth pointing out a few things the evangelical church could learn from the losses of the Republican Party this year.

What Happens if the Electoral College is Tied?

So what happens if there is a tie? This video explains how we would proceed, including the Secretary of State acting as president until we get our act together. :)

Wise Gospel Reading: A Review of Jonathan Pennington’s New Book on the Gospels

Reestablishing the role of the Gospels, Pennington wants to widen our view of “the gospel” to include the expansive account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and, thus, avoid the error of evangelical reductionism:

The Politics of Trust

Conservatives watch Fox News and utilize conservative fact checkers. Liberals watch MSNBC and utilize liberal fact checkers. Who is right? Who is wrong?

Your Blog Post Isn't "Christian"

Too many times, we think of something as “Christian” only when it is directly tied to our being “citizens of heaven” instead of our “living on earth.” But I don’t think we can separate the two.

4 Things Every Intellectually-Minded Person Should Remember

It is no surprise that Sertillanges’ The Intellectual Life is still in print after so many years. The truths in this book assist the scholar in understanding the purpose of research, the desire for truth, and the cultivation of healthy work habits.

The Gospel from 8-5: Talking “Work” with J.D. Greear

What does the gospel have to do with our work? Earlier this year, I sat down with J.D. Greear to talk about “the gospel from 8 to 5.”

A Word to My Calvinist Friends

The gospel is not the ordo salutis. It is not Grudem’s systematic theology. Nor is it the five solas.

2nd Generation Christians: A Conversation with Dan Darling

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.

What Todd Akin Should Have Said About Abortion and Rape

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.

Denominations Ought to Be More Like Family

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.

Dear Stay-At-Home Mom…

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.

11 Reasons Why Working with Kids is not Second Rate Ministry

Now that my wife and I have kids of our own have I realized the crucial role that children’s ministry plays in the lives of the kids it serves, their families, and the church.

Growing Up in Church: An Interview with Trevin Wax

What advice would you give to the person who has grown up in the church to help them move away from the legalistic "checklist" mind-set?

Don’t Waste Your Beach Vacation

The beach is a great place to meet with God. I didn’t know this for a long time.

Flourish: An Online Community for Ministry Wives

Most ministry wives receive little encouragement, have lacked training opportunities, and been under-supported. No company or organization would want 50 percent of their personnel overlooked in this way. The church should not as well.

Expressing Beautiful Truth in One’s Preaching

Too often, we spend all our time making sure we’ve understood the meaning of the text and can communicate it faithfully. Precious little time is spent thinking about how we can communicate that meaning beautifully.

The Most Misused Verses in the Bible

Last weekend, I read a helpful book by Eric Bargerhuff titled The Most Misused Verses in the Bible: Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood (Bethany House, 2012). Eric takes the reader through 17 often misquoted verses and helps us see their proper meaning and application.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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