April 7, 2022

Tim Keller is no stranger to saying some rather enigmatic things on social media. Over the past few years especially, he has made some rather grand-sweeping statements that might betray a level of rhetorical flair for some, but leave the careful reader puzzled. Some of this is simply due to the fact that what sounds fairly intelligible at first blush is, at times, rather senseless (e.g., “It’s true that we must bring the gospel to the city. But we should... Read more

March 30, 2022

Over the years, we have published several posts dealing with the importance of the local church. They’ve generated their fair share of controversy, despite the fact that what I and others have argued is nothing groundbreaking within the Christian faith. When we boil things down in the modern era of church and church attendance, there is a remarkably noticeable difference in our practices and that of the church for millennia. Rather than simply meet once a week to hear the... Read more

March 17, 2022

I have little clue who Dave Rubin is, save a recent Twitter foray where I discovered several “conservative” publications who affirmed him and his homosexual partner in their recent adoption of two babies. There is much I could say on the sin of homosexuality and how this is fundamentally at odds with the biblical ethos, but I’ve already said much of that in previous writings. With that being said, this post will be a short one with some simple, general... Read more

March 15, 2022

For many believers, distinguishing between one’s feelings and the guidance of the Holy Spirit can be very challenging. It is easy to mistake a deep emotional state as something influenced or guided by the Holy Spirit. Oftentimes, this even happens to very well-intentioned Christians. We can long so badly to be “in God’s will” that in a desperate search for some supernatural guidance, we fall victim to letting our emotions take the lead. I recall a friend in college who... Read more

March 9, 2022

A number of years ago, I wrote a blog post asking Andy Stanley to step down from ministry. The reason for this was fairly straightforward, in that while he would not deny the virgin birth, he made statements suggesting that the Christian faith doesn’t hinge off of the account of the virgin birth. This is false. Later on, Andy Stanley also made comments that earned him the spurn of many Evangelicals, suggesting that it was time to unhitch from the... Read more

March 4, 2022

For many, the King James Bible is an antiquated and archaic translation of the Bible they are quick to dismiss. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you find some who insist that the King James Bible is the only adequate translation of Scripture (contrary to the preface of the 1611 version). I don’t quite find myself landing in either camp, and my reasons for this are largely anecdotal. I’ll get to that in a moment. I’ll admit at the... Read more

February 24, 2022

Russia has invaded Ukraine. Who all gets involved and how all of this will play out in the end remains to be seen, but one thing is sure: the world is watching. That hasn’t stopped many from speculating if this will bring about another World War, if China and Russia will collude, and if, God forbid, nuclear weaponry will be employed if others intervene, or even if the parties involved currently will use nuclear weapons. It’s understandable, in one sense,... Read more

February 17, 2022

Toward the end of 2021 I started thinking about what goals I wanted to set for 2022. My esteemed friend Grayson Gilbert wrote an article about goals setting in the spirit of Jonathan Edwards. I find that setting S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) goals helps keep me from squandering my time and lays out a clear path for achieving what I want to get done. Doesn’t work for everyone but it does for me. Among what I have... Read more

February 10, 2022

Recently, a pastor named Brian Sauvé said some things on Twitter regarding the topic of modesty that drew the ire of many women and men. This isn’t much of a surprise given how much of Twitter is driven by what I like to call the perpetual outrage machine. It doesn’t take much time on the platform to discover that what Obi Wan said of Mos Eisley is likewise true of Twitter on the whole: “You will never find a more... Read more

February 8, 2022

As Christians we know that we are supposed to pray, but do you ever get stuck on exactly what to pray for? If you are looking for some prayer prompts that will take you beyond, “uh, Lord…uh… be with them today?” look no further than the four important prayer points that are found in 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5.   “(v1) Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,... Read more

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