Quit Talking About Abortion

Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from my brother, Brendan McCaskell. Brendan is finishing up his B.A. in Business Administration and Biblical Studies at Canadian Mennonite University. He is also a youth pastor at City Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Find his blog at Reformed Ramblings. I grew up in small town of 1000 people. On Easter Sunday my church would push 100. When I was in high school a friend of mine from youth group, Alice (not her real… Read more

32 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Spurgeon

January 31, 2013 it will have been 121 years since the great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon passed away. In memory of him I bring to you 32 things you might not know about Charles Spurgeon. 1. One woman was converted through reading a single page of one of Spurgeon’s sermons wrapped around some butter she had bought. 2. Spurgeon read The Pilgrim’s Progress at age 6 and went on to read it over 100 times. 3. The New Park Street… Read more

Where are the Facebook Christians?

I’ve started noticing an interesting trend. It used to be called the “Sunday Christian”. These are the people who would come to Church on Sunday, go to Bible study on Wednesday, but the rest of the week they would live like any other non-Christian. I’ve started to see people on Facebook, that are my friends who call themselves Christians but live a life of destruction online. The gospel of Jesus Christ tells us to reach all nations and whatever we… Read more

What’s Your Story?

Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from Casey Cease. Casey is an Acts 29 Church Planter in Magnolia Texas and has recently released a book telling his story, Tragedy to Truth. If you get it before February 24, you will also receive a whack load of other books and CD’s, including my book Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon!   The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,… Read more

2 Ways to Know You Are Saved

1. We have placed our hopes for heaven entirely on Jesus. (1 John 5:13) The gospel, by its very nature, produces assurance. Because the gospel proclaims “Jesus in my place,” my assurance does not depend on how well or how much I have done. It depends on whether or not I rest in his finished work. So the question is not, “Can I remember praying a prayer?” or “Was my conversion experience really emotional?” The important question is, “Are you… Read more

Introduce Yourself

I thought it would be neat to get to know some of the readers of this blog. That’s the beauty about blogs, you can have dialogue with one another. With that said, take a second and drop your name and a sentence long bio in the comments. Just for fun, depending on the amount of comments, I’ll randomly pick a number (or two, three, four) and I’ll send you my book, Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon. What better way… Read more

Dazzled with Grace

My family is taking a step of faith and moving 17 hours away from the rest of our family. We will be moving to help out a church plant and I will be doing some more bible schooling. A week or so ago, our only car, that is actually quite new (2011) had a check engine light come on. This car has two degrees of “check engine”. It has one that is the typical, get your car checked whenever you… Read more

4 Reasons Men Like Porn

1. Porn is easy, but relationships are hard. Relationships, especially our closest relationships, involve work. Every day we are required to care what’s going on in others’ lives. We must put up with sour moods, offensive behavior, and selfishness—both in ourselves and in others. In contrast, porn offers men a feeling of risk-free intimacy. Pornography offers men a fantasy world where they are required to know nobody, require no romance, and no self-sacrifice for the benefit of others. And for… Read more

America’s Ugly Exported “Gospel”

Watch an excerpt of John Piper protesting the prosperity gospel and exulting in God, whose glory shines in suffering. Read more

11 Things You Might Not Know About C.S. Lewis

1. He never learned to drive. 2. He failed his Oxford entrance exam, twice. He took the Responsions at least two times and failed the math section. He was allowed entrance into Oxford in 1917 because he served in the military. 3. J.R.R. Tolkien did not like the Narnia stories. Tolkien did not like the Christian allegory, nor did he like the mixing of myths. It appeared he was fond of Aslan though. 4. Aslan is Turkish for “lion.” 5…. Read more

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