I recently read “Is God anti-gay?” by Sam Allberry. This book, I believe, is a very helpful contribution to the ongoing discussion among Christians about homosexuality, gender, and the Christian community. Of course, there are numerous related issues in the discussion, and this book does not address them all. However, in my view, this book’s … More Is God anti-gay? | A Book Review
When the atheist raises a fist against the Creator of the universe, he does so with contempt against God because of the tremendous pain and suffering that humanity experiences while living under the sun. … More If Evil is, then God is not?
The Church – the universal body of Christ – is a unique institution made up of people rather than materials or mechanisms. Established and sustained by God Himself, the Church acts most like she should when she fulfills the role for which she has been created. The oft-quoted passage at the end of Matthew’s gospel … More Coalescing Churches and Missionaries
In his devotional “Mornings and Evenings,” Charles Spurgeon wrote his own commentary on the passing of Christians from security and strength to further stability and power. This progression is contrary to much of our natural experience, and Spurgeon acknowledges the same. A runner, for instance, begins with full energy and ends with none; and the … More Strength to Strength in times of Suffering
When is the right time to witness to someone? What does a Christian need to know before witnessing or evangelizing? Must a Christian wait to witness to someone until he or she is burdened or compelled by some inward sensation? This question may be phrased in numerous ways and yet ask basically the same thing. … More Should a believer wait to have a “burden” before witnessing?
What does it mean to be Lost? Usually, in the context of Christianity, one is not speaking of location confusion when using the term lost. To say, “he is lost,” is to say something other than, “he does not know how to make his way from his home to the church building.” The term lost … More What does it mean to be ‘Lost’?
Prayer is essential in the life of every Christian. Most churchgoers would fully acknowledge this as a reality, but some may be embarrassed to answer any questions regarding the frequency, intentionality, or purpose of their own prayers. Likewise, most churchgoers would accept some responsibility for evangelism generally. However, personal evangelism and the clear requirement of … More Jesus, Prayer & Evangelism
Is “receive Christ” terminology proper to use in presenting the gospel? It is of paramount importance that anyone who seeks to articulate the Gospel of Jesus Christ does so in terms that are understandable to the one or ones with whom the evangelist is attempting to communicate. This means that the evangelist will need to … More Should a person ‘receive Christ’?
Justification is the doctrine upon which every Christian relies. It is the only way that sinners may live in the presence of the holy God; they must be clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ and free from the stain of sin. Quoting the Westminster Confession, Hodge relays the doctrine of justification as follows: “The … More God is both perfectly just & amazingly gracious
While a young mother was changing her two-year-old daughter’s clothes, she heard Bella’s tiny voice. Pointing to herself, Bella asked, “I cansoo?” Leslie, Bella’s mother, was used to interpreting her daughter’s attempts at communication, but this word was new. “Say it again,” Leslie said. She needed to hear it again in order to make a … More Hope in times of suffering, pain and loss