There is a growing body of research demonstrating that there is a significant disconnect between professing faith in Jesus Christ and actually following Jesus.
Every indication suggests that America is becoming increasingly secular. However, if we mean increasingly secular in the sense that more and more people are now irreligious, secularism has a long way to go.
It seems necessary to address why and even if Christians should be involved in redeeming society and culture. There are many who deride such activity as being a diversion from the “real” work of the church
It was at the pinnacle of Roman debauchery that the Christian church appeared. It was into this sexually immoral environment that Christians would bring forth a radically different sexual ethic.
Our culture today is rife with moral and religious challenges and scarcely do our leaders demonstrate a coherent understanding of the challenges much less offer real wisdom.
President Obama suggested that innovation and technology were reasons why the employment rate was not rebounding as quickly as he had hoped. This reveals a dangerous anti-business ideology that is growing in America
I am afraid that our culture in general has reduced the role of fatherhood (along with marriage itself) to something nonessential or unnecessary.
Perhaps one of the most persistent and pervasive myths that have shaped the thinking of many people and, subsequently, public policy is the myth that the world’s population is spiraling out of control and that it will ultimately lead to catastrophic shortages of the essential resources necessary to sustain life.
It is astounding to consider that the most powerful military force in the history of the world is comprised entirely of volunteers!
When pastors and theologians speak of calling, most people think of some loftier spiritual work rather than trudging off to a business office, construction site, or retail store to labor.
There are many good minds giving attention to the marketplace as a powerful channel for missions. Generally speaking, this is a very good thing.
Americans’ faith in the free market system is falling. I believe that free market capitalism is among the most monstrous and oppressive systems when severed from a coherent ethical framework and compelling moral restraint.
You and I do not bring forth the kingdom of God. This is the work of Christ alone
Can any good come from our continued military intervention in the Middle East? Does our involvement bring peace or foment further division?
Consumers tend to seek experiences or, more accurately, replicate the experiences of others whose image they think is popular
The idea that Christians are to bring healing into the world—the restoration of people and the reformation of systems that hinder them—seems reasonable enough
Too often, our attitude toward the surrounding culture and those who make it up is judgmental and condemning.
If "all the Law" hangs on loving God and loving others, then to love God is to obey him and to obey him is to love others.
The point in obtaining a true knowledge of ourselves is so we stop relying on our own righteousness, our own goodness, stop deluding ourselves
For me, the pursuit of accurate self-knowledge is an essential starting point in modern Christian discipleship.
Our civilization appears to be racing toward self-destruction and the church appears indistinguishable and either ill-equipped or indifferent to arresting the demise of the very civilization it helped create.
God's kingdom, in which Jesus is making all things new, includes the reversal of the curse upon the dominion-exercising activity of men.
Today when evangelicals speak of the gospel, they almost always mean, simply, the personal plan of salvation.
Our human tendency is to build theological fortresses and lob shells over the wall toward anyone who may challenge our presuppositions and beliefs.
It is all too evident that biblical discipleship is either absent or woefully inadequate to producing any tangible fruit