There have always been men who gain a certain notoriety for their preaching of the gospel. Paul spoke of a brother "famous among all the churches for his preaching."
Why can't we say Adam was a real person and the first person to know God, but not the only human on the planet?
Can you see the attraction of idolatry? "Let's see I want a spirituality that gets me lots, costs me little, is easy to see, easy to do, has few ethical or doctrinal boundaries, guarantees me success, feels good, and doesn't offend those around me."18 comments
When it comes to racial reconciliation—and here I'm thinking primarily of blacks and whites—there are certain things I think each group wishes the other would understand.21 comments
Sometimes we picture Jesus far too serene. We imagine him in the garden praying rather stoically, "Not my will, but yours be done." But the mood at Gethsemane was anything but tranquil. Jesus was facing more than death or sadness. He was facing God-forsakeness.2 comments
If your church is primarily known as the indie rock church or the classical music church (or, for that matter, the homeschool church or the social justice church), you run the risk of building a body of believers whose faith is first of all in something other than the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.4 comments
Reformed folks have been stereotyped as the cranky Christians on the block. I'm not interested in debating whether the stereotype is deserved or not. Sometimes it is; sometimes it isn't.
For several years the Reformed Church in America has approached the issue of homosexuality as an opportunity to have our cake and eat it too.
It may be the best known Bible verse in our culture: "Judge not, that you be not judged." As one of our society's most popular verses, it is also one of the most misunderstood.7 comments
Some Christians, especially biblical scholars, have argued that the best exegesis is completely theologically unprejudiced.
In recent years, several self-proclaimed evangelicals, or those associated with evangelical institutions, have called into question the historicity of Adam and Eve.
I don't have any problem with conservative Christians befriending those outside our circles. We ought to do it more often. But this doesn't mean a hyped-up conference was the best way to kick things off.
There are dozens of problems with Love Wins. The theology is heterodox. The history is inaccurate. The impact on souls is devastating
How should Christians relate to the traditions of Santa Claus? C.S. Lewis embraced them and so included Father Christmas in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
So who exactly was St. Nicholas? The unsatisfying answer is that nobody knows for sure.