All people suffer. All Christians suffer. In fact, Christians suffer in unique ways because of their faith commitment. After being stoned and left for dead, the apostle Paul exhorted the disciples to understand, “It is
A Response to Andy Stanley: Jesus and the Old Testament, What God has joined together, let not man separate
It has been sad to observe Andy Stanley incrementally abandoning the evangelical Christian faith in favor of old-school theological liberalism. Stanley is a uniquely gifted communicator and successful organizational leader who has had tremendous influence
If you gathered every person in human history and asked them, “What is the human source of our societal problems?” There would be a virtually unanimous response, “Selfishness!” Most cultures in human history have considered
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “Joining the Church,” In The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1914), 295-298. Below I have added the headings, some of the paragraph breaks, and updated some of the spelling.
Transitions are important in life. We often mark transitions with special events, ceremonies, and meals, and rightly so. These kinds of actions remind us that transitions must be acknowledged, prepared for, and faced with courage.
I. What is Christian baptism? The ordinance of Christian baptism is a command of Jesus; the crucified, resurrected, and ascended Christ. It is a congregational act of a gospel-believing local church in which a professing
In the life of Jesus, we see unstained love and faultless meekness, both are expressions of his boundless strength and sovereign power. Never was any man so full of compassion and so bold for truth.
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O, death, where is your sting? O death, where is your victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55) For years I sang songs in church about death and its ultimate defeat
About the time I received the request to write this article, a pastor contacted me through social media with some questions. They were sincere and humble questions he had as a white pastor about race
In parenting seminars, I will often ask dads to estimate how often in a year they tell their children to be careful and safe. Once they settle on an estimated number in their mind, I