Job’s maintained his joy and perspective in a season of suffering because he held onto a robust theology of grace.
The fact is, that any obedience not grounded in or motivated by the gospel is unsustainable. No matter how hard you try, how “radical” you get
I once assumed the gospel was simply what non-Christians must believe in order to be saved, while afterward we advance to deeper theological waters.
Frost wrote two poetic dramas filled with references to God. The first, A Masque of Reason, is based on Job’s story of suffering and comes across as rather inconclusive. But the second, A Masque of Mercy, has Jonah as the main character and wraps up in a more aesthetically pleasing way.
Contrary to what some have concluded, a transformational approach to culture does not assume an unrealistic optimism about what’s possible in our fallen world.
When it comes to this world’s future, God will follow the same pattern he engineered in Noah’s day, when he washed away everything that was perverse and wicked but did not obliterate everything.
I think by segregating ourselves we miss out on some choice blessings that Jesus intends for his one body to enjoy.
Most churches would agree that any segregation arising from racial or economic bigotry runs contrary to the nature of the gospel and should not be tolerated. But there’s another kind of segregation, perhaps more subtle, that many churches today have unapologetically embraced.
This is the final part of a 6 part series I’ve done on corporate worship.
Churches for years have struggled over whether their worship services ought to be geared toward Christians (to encourage and strengthen them) or non-Christians (to appeal to and win them). But that debate and the struggle over it are misguided.
Today I continue with my series of posts on corporate worship.
There’s a growing trend in some churches to offer door prizes to any returning visitor. One church visited recently by a friend of mine promised him a ten-dollar Starbucks gift card if he came back the following week.
Contrary to what many modern people believe, we can’t approach God any way we please.
Today I begin a multi-part series of posts on corporate worship: what it is and why it’s important
We think of ultimate redemption as being redemption from the body, not of the body; redemption from the world, not of the world; redemption from the material, not of the material. This, however, goes against what the Bible clearly teaches about redemption.