Victims and Perpetrators of Evil

Dec 5, 2016
I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago with a self-described atheist who blamed his adamant disbelief in God on the abundance of evil in the world. We’ll call this man Chad. Chad told me he had...

Asking The Wrong Questions

Dec 1, 2016
I am an avid Netflixer. I don’t waste my life away in front of the television every day or anything like that; I have boundaries in place and disciplines in action to guard against such idolatrous s...

Is Same-Sex Attraction a Sin?

Nov 22, 2016
Anytime I write about the ever-controversial topic of homosexuality, I anticipate and mentally prepare for some pushback. Everybody seems to have a strong opinion on this issue, and man...

You Are Not “The Church”

Nov 17, 2016
“But I am the church!”—I would bet we’ve all heard this once or twice. It is the proud anthem of lone ranger Christians reveling in the “irreligiosity” and “freedoms” of their unch...

The Costly Call

Nov 10, 2016
“ . . . To another [Jesus] said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go an...

The Perilous Sin of Affirming Sin

Nov 2, 2016
I assume most of you are semi-familiar with drama surrounding Jen Hatmaker. Last week, “Religion News Service” published an interview they conducted with her in which she “came out” i...

Christ Died to Make You a Biblical Thinker

Oct 31, 2016
” . . . I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts” – Hebrews 8:10 I am convinced that the struggle of the Christian life is to think biblically. I believe...

Indestructible Unity Amidst Theological Diversity

Oct 24, 2016
“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity” Last week I published an article in which I detailed my reluctant journey toward embracing God’s absolute sovereignty i...

The Accidental Calvinist

Oct 19, 2016
Oh, Calvinism—I don’t know if any doctrinal system has ignited more faith-feuds than this. Relationships have been fractured and churches have been split because believing men and women have allow...