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Category Archives: Christianity

The Boy Scouts and the Disappearance of Paths

We have yet to reckon with a world in which paths no longer exist.

Also posted in Life & Culture | | 3 Comments

Welcome Everyone, Affirm No One

The church exists not to affirm ourselves, but to adore the King who loved us and gave Himself for us when there was nothing good in us to affirm.

Also posted in Church Issues, Theology | | 11 Comments

The Story Behind a Hymn I Wrote with Matt Boswell: O Spirit, Lift Our Eyes to Jesus

This is my first attempt at writing a hymn. I’m grateful for the beautiful melody that Matt Boswell gave these words, and I pray the hymn serves the Church well.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Music | | 15 Comments

Why I Love Reader’s Bibles

Reader’s Bibles, either in one-volume or multi-volume format, present the biblical text in its original, simplified form—without footnotes, study notes, verses, or chapter numbers.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Theology | | 7 Comments

A Letter to My Former Pastor, on the Occasion of His Retirement

A word of thanks and appreciation to a man God has used to shape my life.

Also posted in Church Issues, Personal | | 1 Comment

Should We Pull the Plug on Cable News?

Three problems with the atmosphere of cable news, and why we may be better neighbors without it.

Also posted in Christian Living, Life & Culture, Politics, This Is Our Time | | 20 Comments

Churchgoing Is Beautiful

The percentage of Christians who attend church has held steady since the 70’s. But churches report smaller numbers of Christians in worship each week. What’s going on?

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues | | 4 Comments

When Should a Church Address a Current Event?

When does a current cultural event necessitate a change of plans in your Sunday morning church service?

Also posted in Church Issues, Discipleship, Politics, Preaching, World News | | 12 Comments

We Can Be Hopeful for Houston: The Church Is There

We can show a sin-soaked, fallen world that God has promised to make “all things new.”

Also posted in Current Events | | 4 Comments

Before the Throne of Social ‘Likes’

We need to consider what our online interaction is doing to our hearts. What are the benefits, the promises, and the dangers?

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues | | 1 Comment