Category Archives: Church Issues

My 3 Big Fears in Parenting Teenagers

Fears and prayers as we step over the threshold into a new stage of life and parenting.

Also posted in Christianity, Discipleship, Personal | | 1 Comment

3 Reasons Why I Quote the Church Fathers When I Preach

Why you should let the great cloud of witnesses be present in your preaching and teaching and writing.

Also posted in Baptists, Christianity, Theology | | 4 Comments

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, Christianity, 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, Christianity | | 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, Christianity, Devotional Thoughts, Preaching | | 6 Comments

The Revenge of Analog Discipleship

Discipleship can never be digital-only.

Also posted in Christianity, 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 Christianity | | 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, Christianity, Education, Reading, Theology | | 3 Comments

“13 Reasons Why” Is Deceptive and Destructive

Netflix’s new teen drama on suicide is wildly popular. I cannot overstate how destructive it is.

Also posted in Christian Living, Clear Winter Nights, Counseling, Culture / Entertainment, Missions / Evangelism, Personal, Theology, This Is Our Time | | 29 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 Christianity, Devotional Thoughts | | 1 Comment