Islam and the West offer two very different and fundamentally irreconcilable visions of society. While we are certainly not a nation at war with Islam, we are a nation that faces a huge challenge from the Islamic world -- a challenge that includes terrorism, but also a much larger civilizational ambition that remains central.
- July 17, 2013 |
In an effort to be "nice," many Christians today have stopped trying to persuade others to follow Christ. We don't want to offend people or appear strange. So we do nothing.
- July 10, 2013 |
Christians want to see the relevance of the gospel to their everyday lives and they want to demonstrate that relevance to their friends and co-workers.
- July 03, 2013 |
What is the message we send to the culture when we use signs to proclaim the Gospel? Does the language of our behavior drown out the language of our words?
- June 25, 2013 |
It is a tragic thing to let so many people go on without admiring God. We could be enjoying their worship of God instead of lamenting the dishonor they do to him.
- June 19, 2013 |
I’ve been interviewing a lot of new Christians to hear how God has worked to bring them to the Savior. One pattern intrigues me. I often hear of people asking one question but really seeking an answer to something else.
- June 12, 2013 |
But when we offer such excuses we forget that God has a habit of using the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He enjoys using ordinary people—like tax collectors and fisherman—to change the world.
- June 05, 2013 |
Recent decades have provided Christians with an increasing evaluation of and interaction with various world religions. The growth of immigration from non-Christian nations combined with a greater global awareness through travel and communication have confronted Christians with the reality of diversity in faith and practice.
- May 29, 2013 |
Some have said that the Scriptures we have today are not the same as what was written by the apostles. But these challenges do not stand up to scrutiny.
- May 22, 2013 |
Here’s another paradox of evangelism. When we accept that evangelism will never be easy… it actually gets slightly less difficult.
- May 15, 2013 |
How are we to explain the gospel to children in terms they understand without toning down the hard demands of Christ?
- May 08, 2013 |
You've heard them - the statements people commonly make when objecting to Christianity. Here's how you can respond when you hear, "That may be True for You but Not for Me."
- May 01, 2013 |
Our fallen world is in need of people who are willing to serve God by helping people as spiritual influencers. You can be one of them.
- April 24, 2013 |
Fear can cripple and debilitate, making it hard for us to even function. How do we deal with it?
Some Christians see God as a kindly but passive observer of our choices. After all, God wouldn’t ever interfere with our free will, would He? Ask Jonah and a wry smile would come over his face.
"Not only is Christianity fake," said the student, "it's not even original," since other ancient religions feature resurrection stories.
The apostle Paul had something essential for effective evangelism.
- April 10, 2013 |
We all know the phrase, but when pressed, many of us have a hard time explaining exactly what we mean by it.
- April 03, 2013 |
Pastor and author Judah Smith explains how his book Jesus Is ________ first began as a city-wide campaign to get Seattle thinking and talking about Christ. He encourages Christians to open conversations about Jesus by listening to people right where they are.
- April 02, 2013 |