Category Archives: Christianity

Don’t Take for Granted the Fragile Blessing of Civility

Recent developments should trouble the heart of anyone who loves liberty.

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White Brothers and Sisters, Take Up and Read

If you have a heart for racial reconciliation and a posture of learning, then apply yourself to this massively complex subject where the world needs our gospel witness.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Church Issues, Theology | | 19 Comments

Why C. S. Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’ Received Bad Reviews

The chronological snobs sneered at Mere Christianity, just like their descendants sneer at traditional Christian beliefs today.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Church Issues | | 3 Comments

The Pastor Must Fall On His Sword Before He Wields It

We are the only army in the world in which we are called to fall on our swords before we wield them.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Devotional Thoughts, Preaching | | 6 Comments

The Revenge of Analog Discipleship

Discipleship can never be digital-only.

Also posted in Church Issues, Discipleship, Future of the Church | | 3 Comments

The Future of Christianity May Be Different Than You Think

If the lesson from the last century is any indication, ground zero for explosive gospel witness is the place where we are most likely to run afoul of the cultural authorities.

Also posted in Church Issues | | 13 Comments

Pastors, the Bible Is the Best Thing You’ve Got Going

Biblical illiteracy is a problem, but many Americans still appreciate the Bible.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Education, Reading, Theology | | 3 Comments

Worry Is A Roundabout That Keeps You From the Road to Joy

In an anxious age, a “common sin” like worrying will keep us from faithfulness.

Also posted in Church Issues, Devotional Thoughts | | 1 Comment

Feasting as an Act of War

Feasts are explosions of joy on the battlefield of good vs. evil.

Also posted in Church Issues, Devotional Thoughts | | 4 Comments

The Most Surprising Lyric in Philippians 2: ‘Even to Death on a Cross’

It’s not just the FACT of Jesus’ death, but the MANNER that matters.

Also posted in Atonement Thread, Devotional Thoughts, Jesus, Preaching | | 1 Comment