God's wonderful plan of salvation for his people was purposed and set on course by God himself before creation; a plan that was to be accomplished by sending his Son, Jesus.
The Lines Are Drawn: Good News for Faithful Christians in a Chaotic World
There is coming a time when professing believers will either jump ship or bind themselves to the hull, come what may.
Love Incorruptible: The Book of Ephesians Part 3
"Predestination": A word of comfort for many. But for many others, divisive and confusing words. Why does Paul begin his letter to the Ephesians with such a "divisive" doctrine?
The Benediction: The Lost Art of Blessing God’s People
I remember many a bulletin as a child in which the service order was printed line for line, item for item, song for song. I particularly remember a funny word at the very end of the service: the benediction. But what in the world is it?
Immigration Reform and the Gospel: Christian Thoughts on the Border Crisis
Is this statement compatible with a Christian worldview and the Great Commission? How should Christians think through the current "border crisis" and immigration reform?
Happy Meal Church
With all of our attempts to appeal to children, young people, and young adults, we've just missed the point and the problem entirely. In many cases, all we've ever given to our children and young adults is a Happy Meal and play time.
Doctrine IS Power!
Most preaching in evangelical churches today is anemic at best. Many preachers are content to deliver countless series on anything from "7 Steps to a Happy Family," to "5 Laws of a Balanced Budget." After all, people can't listen very long anymore; they have short attention spans. What possible good could come from a dry dissertation on doctrine?
The Problem with Christmas and Easter Christians
Christmas and Easter do indeed have a lasting and perpetual hold on even the most staunchly evangelical-Protestant hearts and minds. The problem is, there's more to the story of Christ and the gospel than Christmas and Easter.
Jonah and Holy Saturday
Amid all the hustle and bustle and the rush toward Easter morning with candy at the ready and hams basted and bound for the oven; do we ever stop to think of the day when the very agent of creation, the Word of the Father whose power created all things and sustains all things was silent in the grave in the person of Jesus Christ?
Angels Make me Cry
There are two times when I can specifically remember bawling my eyes out during a church service and both of them have to do with... angels.