Pastors have the wonderful opportunity to model self-control in a world that prizes self-indulgence.
We give thanks to the God of heaven because his covenant faithfulness is immutable and endless.
What if we read the Old Testament the way Jesus read it? How would that change our Bible reading and our churches?
The songs sung in most evangelical congregations today are upbeat, uplifting, and therapeutic. Psalm 137 is a brutally honest song. It is a sad song. It is a compelling song to be sung in hope.
What is the most important “voice” in your life? Who do you listen to most intently? What words have the most influence over choices you make throughout the day?
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” Is the church living in an Acts 5:29 moment?
Few things, by God’s grace, capture the mind and the heart like an oncology waiting room. And we need to be captured by God—pulled away from the numbing effects of the world.
Convinced he and his generation were living in the Last Days, Luther saw himself as a prophet proclaiming the “Reformation-to-come”—the second coming of Christ when God would consummate His kingdom.
We live in a world of people who are trying to justify themselves — whether they know it or not, they are trying to make themselves right before God by saying the right things, doing the right things, feeling the appropriate shame, virtue-signaling enough so that they are declared righteous.
I believe it is necessary to view our current revolutionary moment as fundamentally and inescapably a matter of religious faith. In short: Current revolutionary activity is a manifestation of a kind of religious faith, even if this faith is—on Christian terms—ultimately a form of unbelief.