Does Jesus care more about what we do or what we believe? (I’m going with the first option)

This question came to mind a few weeks ago as I was sitting in church, thinking more highly of myself than I should. This isn’t a new question, by any means, but it’s still a deeply meaningful and relevant question for me. Upon what does God look more favorably: loving others, even those who may [Read More…]

The Most Frightening Verse in the Bible (at least for me)

I can still recall a conversation I had many years ago while I was still on the faculty at Westminster Theological Seminary. A recent graduate came back to visit the campus and felt strongly that he needed to let me know, in no uncertain terms, how I had failed him in his preparation for gospel ministry. He was a pastor now, for several months, and [Read More…]