The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.
What the Lord's Prayer teaches us about the structure of our prayers
Here are four good reasons to read good books: To know, to grow, to lead, and to love.
I do not know what tends to occupy your life. If you are like most people, including myself, it trends toward the trivial and mundane.
Christians have throughout the centuries—and most especially following the Protestant Reformation—arrived at very different understandings about a multitude of issues related to the teaching and practice of the Christian faith. Unfortunately, we tend to form enclaves around these doctrinal understandings, which are eventually institutionalized.
We all know we are suppose to evangelize, but why don't we?
Malcolm Gladwell claims that in 50 years, no one will remember Steve Jobs, but statues to Bill Gates will fill the Third World.
If you're going to talk the talk, you'd better walk the walk.
A recent article in Salon suggests that the idea of cyberspace will soon come an end, and I tend to agree. While there would be some loss, I believe it would be a net gain. Maybe the way to begin is simply to stop using the term.
For Michael fans like me, his life is a cautionary tale. It reminds us that those thing for which we so desperately grasp cannot ever, ultimately, satisfy the deepest longings in our soul.
While I was in Zambia, I missed a very important funeral and a sudden open heart surgery of one of our elderly members. Because of this, my time in Zambia reminded me of the importance of my “motto” for pastoral ministry:
We’ve all read the headlines about the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first such resignation in over 600 years.
If we dare to say we are looking for Jesus, he will invite us to come and spend the day with him.
Unless the faith of preachers is in Christ alone–-and not in any other person, ecclesiastical institution, theological system, moral prescription, or master recipe for human loveliness–they will be of very little use in the pulpit.
Raising sons is a joy. Here are the five things every son must hear from Dad.
There are billions of stories unfolding in this world. What a joy it will be to trace these threads, these stories, to see how they are interwoven, and to praise God for his mercy and his grace in and through each one.
Why the gospel forces us to talk about two realities at the same time
- February 07, 2013 |