The Challenges We Face: A New Generation of Gospel Ministers Looks to the Future
Will this generation of gospel ministers finish the race? It will require gospel faithfulness at every turn.
Does the Author of Ecclesiastes Need Prozac?
The author of Ecclesiastes is often labeled a depressed pessimist. But a careful study reveals the author to be an honest—and hopeful!—realist about life, not a candidate for Prozac.
Real Men Flee Temptation
Yes, that’s right — real men run away.
Why the Cross? (part 1)
The cross decorates millions of buildings and bodies around the world. Are any other instruments of death so universally popular in this way? Why the cross?
Won’t you suspend your incredulity and conditionality for just one moment and believe? Won’t you stop yourself from saying, “Yes, but…” for just one hour?
The Power of Words and the Wonder of God
The tongue is a powerful force---for good or evil. So how might our churches, homes, and culture change if we used words with Christian intentionality and eloquence?
Love by Recognizing Gifts Rather Than Faults
If we continue to practice finding wrong with each other, how do we expect to have strong meaningful relationships for ourselves?
Beware of the leaven...
Job's Loss, Job's Gain: Our Suffering, Our Pain
Job's story raises an important question: How is suffering an opportunity for me to bless others?
Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians?
Jesus does not clearly abolish the Sabbath, nor does he violate its stipulations. But if the Sabbath is a holdover from the Mosaic covenant, are Christians bound to observe it?
Three Things the New Pastor Wants Most
The more I reflected on it, the more I realized any pastor coming into a new church would give a month's salary for these three gifts.
The Odd Couple: Psalms 1 and 2
Psalms 1 and 2 are as different as night and day, but can be studied as one unit using a method scholars call the canonical approach.
Gambling and the Common Good
Too many of our “opponents” see us as morally-prissy Victorians who don’t want people doing “naughty” things in our presence. Let’s demolish that pretense.
Eight Summarizing Words on the Gospel
The gospel is not a narrow set of facts or mere formula to gain entrance to heaven. It is a broad category that holds much of the Bible together---taking people from alienation from God all the way through conversion and discipleship to the new heaven and earth.
Any Other Gospel is Not the Gospel at All
There has to be an explanation why - despite millions who claim to be born-again Christians - the morals of America continue to decline, the young are abandoning their upbringing, and the public square is devoid of seriously-taken Christian voices.
Torah and Truth: Theology in the Obituary Pages
Here we see the great dividing line — those who affirm the Bible as the inspired Word of God and those who see it as a human product.
Who Loves Whom?
When we examine Romans 8:35 closely, and in context, it becomes much clearer what "the love of Christ" refers to... (Read more)
12 Steps to Change Your Prayer Life
A dozen details straight from the scriptures to guide your prayers.
Ashamed of the Gospel
Does chasing trends and fads in order to attract crowds and be 'relevant' mean that church leaders are secretly ashamed of the gospel?
Three Steps for Studying the Gospels
A Bible study guide for the Gospels