If you have ever been to London, you are familiar with the "tube," London’s expansive underground transport system. Once there, a constant refrain -- over loudspeakers and on signs -- is "Mind the Gap." There are, of course, many "gaps" to be mindful of.
Its far easier to lob criticism from the sidelines. Maybe it's time we give our leaders a break
The shape of prolife activism in the 21st Century
Christians talk a lot about premarital sex. And I think that’s a mistake, for one, because the grammar is skewed. (Read more)
Multiply is a good book and one that fills an important niche. If you think back to the days when you were a new believer, I am certain you will see the benefit of this type of material.
When is it okay for a member or attender of your church to leave? First, let’s state the obvious. It’s never just "okay."
When it comes to Disney, let's dismiss the faulty theology, but celebrate it's creativity and beauty.
The idea of culture "keepers" is significant. There are aspects of culture – a nation’s culture, a church’s culture, a family’s culture – that must be "kept."
Another example of the upside down world of the politically correct
Why would a pastor shy away from preaching a message on giving? The answers are many and complex, but most boil down to one: He’s afraid.
In 1939, J.R.R. Tolkien prepared an essay to be delivered as a lecture at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. It was titled "On Fairy-Stories," and in the piece he explained and defended the use of fantasy as a literary form.
It’s that time of year again; time to look back at the year that was, and look forward to the year ahead.
Here are 47 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.
Recently a Christian educator was talking about the FCC outlawing loud television commercials.
Christmas signals the start of something radically new and for that we should rejoice
The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.
Vertical Church is a book with both strengths and weaknesses—very helpful strengths and very dangerous weaknesses. If you can thinking discerningly to embrace what is helpful and reject what is so very unhelpful, you may well find the effort rewarding.
In a time of obvious tragedy, the unbearable lightness of Christmas seems absurd to the watching world.
- December 20, 2012 |
When you study the era that Dickens wrote about when he published A Christmas Carol in 1843, you realize that it was dark and evil. And that the Scrooge character was not the buffoonish, almost cartoon-like character some of the movies made him out to be.
- December 20, 2012 |