Is the American Church the "Frog in the Kettle"?
I am hopeful that these present times will motivate the truly regenerate Christ followers to overcome in faith. I am also persuaded that many who have attached themselves to the church in America in a spirit of convenience or entertainment will fall by the wayside.
Clear Enough for a Child
Reformer Martin Luther was convinced of the perspicuity of Scripture, namely, that its central message of salvation is so clear that even a child can understand it.
Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Does the Bible Teach Both?
God is the sovereign ruler over the universe and all human affairs, and human beings are responsible before God for the moral choices and actions they make. Yes, the Bible teaches both and both are true.
Do We Have an Authority Problem?
Since the Garden of Eden men and women have worked to perfect the craft of rebellion.
Guinness does not exaggerate: "More of us today are more anonymous in more situations than any generation in human history."
Are Feelings Just the Caboose?
According to Scripture, emotions play an important role in our thinking and our conduct. They are a critical part of our humanity and our walk of faith.
He is Risen: Evidence beyond Reasonable Doubt
Hasn't Christ's being raised from the dead already passed the "test of deliberative reason" for any objective observer?
Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter
Read reformer Martin Luther's compelling meditation on the question of who really killed Christ.
Jesus Christ's Resurrection: The Exclamation Point
Christianity crumbles if Jesus was never physically raised from the dead.
Radical Effects of the Resurrection
In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul ponders how he would assess his lifestyle if there were no resurrection from the dead.
Following Jesus Christ through the Recession
Jars of clay are crushable. We are easily broken. God is strong, unbreakable. When we endure as Christians in the face of trials we show that God sustains His children.
The "Great Recession," Idols, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
We seem to have forgotten a simple but profound Christian truth that we cannot serve both God and mammon at the same time.
Is Dialogue a Basis for Christian Unity?
The call for dialogue among Christians often comes from those with inter-faith sensibilities. And talking respectfully with people of other religions is a good thing, however, in many circles "dialogue" merely serves as an antidote to evangelism.
What's Your Name?
A name is important to one’s identity. And that’s why in the story of our fathers and mothers God keeps changing people’s names.
A Healthy Church Member is a Biblical Theologian
Perhaps the most compelling benefit for doing biblical theology is that it deepens our understanding of and facility with the gospel.
God Controls Even Our Suffering
How does a biblical understanding of God’s love and sovereignty serve to encourage and sustain us during trials?
Image is Everything: Christianity and the Church
In fashion, movies, and marketing, image is everything. Did you know that image is everything in the Bible, too?
The Program-Driven Church
Do our churches look too much like the Mall of America?
Return of the King
A meditation on Psalm 2.
Is There a Future for Israel?
All Christians everywhere believe in a future for Israel. Where Christians disagree is on is exactly who Israel is.