Lately, I've been ruminating on certain matters that are, or should be, in my opinion at least, of concern to professing evangelical Christians, but that seem to have gotten lost amidst the current climate of socio-political animus that exists, particularly within American evangelicalism. Among those divers concerns is what appears, to me anyway, to be … Continue reading The Christian’s Call To Purity
"It is a blessed thing to be subject to the sovereignty of God." John Calvin Over the continuum of history there have been questions that have perplexed and discomfited us as human beings. One of the more enigmatic of inquiries has been, and continues to be, why there is suffering in the world. In contemplating … Continue reading The Majesty of Suffering
"If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared." Psalm 130:4-5 (NASB) Think back for a moment to the last time someone sinned against you. I mean actually sinned against you. That is, they offended you in a way that was a violation … Continue reading What If I Stumble?
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!" - Psalm 133:1 (NASB) For most professing Christians in America, the religion we practice is such a relatively comfortable and unthreatening experience that we often are oblivious to two fundamental realities: 1) Christians exist outside our geographic boundaries, and 2) … Continue reading A Body of One?
"Live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison If you are married, prayerfully consider: 1. You are married to a sinner. Rom. 3:23: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of … Continue reading A 7-Point Reality Check on Biblical Marriage
"The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received." - C.S. Lewis A primary role of the church, and of the gospel upon which it is founded, is to prepare its people for eternity. Or, to put it more plainly, to prepare them to die. And yet death … Continue reading Don’t Waste God’s Time
Ex nihilo, nihil fit (Out of nothing, nothing comes) According to the website space.com, in science, the Big Bang Theory is, "the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the … Continue reading ‘Big Bang’ Racism