Category: Faith

Cornelius Van Til’s ‘Medicine Book’

There is a great danger in believing the Bible is merely a rulebook for living, an agglomeration of ancient poems and stories, or a sort of self-help handbook. There is equally a danger in thinking...

/ August 30, 2018

It Turns Out Older Churches Are More Progressive Than Newer Ones

What with the secularization of American society, increasing moves toward and beyond relativism, and advancing political progressivism, one might presume new church plants are more liberal than churches planted 50 or 100 years ago. Actually,...

/ August 10, 2018

Arm’s-Length Prejudice and Real Respect

Imagine a guy who looks like a member of Hell’s Angels—tatted, scruffy, big-bearded, and all black leather—walks into a corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago. Think of a kid in a Bernie Sanders shirt that gives...

/ August 2, 2018

Turkey Keeps American Pastor Behind Bars—At Least for Three More Months: Christianity Today

This story is published in full at Christianity Today. After nearly two years in a Turkish prison, hopes for the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson have been deferred. A Turkish court ordered 50-year-old pastor to remain...

/ July 19, 2018

On Repentance: What Is Our Assurance in Repentance?

We’ve looked at three questions about repentance so far: 1) Why repent? 2) What is repentance? and 3) How do we repent? We would do well to look at one further aspect of repentance, one...

/ July 14, 2018

On Repentance: How Do We Repent?

So far in this series, we’ve looked at two questions about repentance: 1) Why repent? and 2) What is repentance? There are still two other questions we want to examine related to repentance: 3) How...

/ July 13, 2018

On Repentance: What Is Repentance?

In this series, we’re looking at four questions about repentance: 1) Why repent? 2) What is repentance? 3) How do we repent? And 4) what is our assurance in repentance? We’re centering around 1 John...

/ July 12, 2018

On Repentance: Why Do We Repent?

The blessing of repentance is central to the message of the gospel and the Christian life. It’s not always popular or fun, but it’s hugely important. We love to jump to, “There is no condemnation...

/ July 11, 2018

Global Christianity Breakdown by Denomination and Rite

There are about 2.5 billion Christians in the world. That’s more than 35 percent of humanity. So why do so many Christians feel like they’re in the minority? Part of it is perception. Part of...

/ June 28, 2018

God Has a Patronus

Here’s an interesting theological and literary question I was thinking about recently: Is a Christian’s patronus really just the Holy Spirit? For muggles who don’t know, patronuses are sort of ghostly animals that play prominently...

/ June 27, 2018