“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant … More A Plea to Become More Difficult to Please
I can’t stand Fox News. I’m actually thrilled that my cable package doesn’t include it, but even if it did I wouldn’t be tuning in. And I say that as a truly conservative, Christian, white guy. Yes, I’m a white, conservative, evangelical Christian who doesn’t watch (or even like) Fox News. How’s that for breaking … More A Conservative Christian Who Doesn’t Watch Fox News
With the passage of new laws in multiple states geared toward restricting abortion – and the subsequent pushback by pro-choice activists – it’s worth considering whether there really is any sort of compromise that can be achieved on this issue. On the pro-life side, really any allowance for abortion still leaves in place the biggest … More Can There Be Compromise on Abortion?
One of the more inspiring and meaningful things I’ve come across in the past few years have been the Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. This collection of statements, which he called resolutions, by one of the greatest American theologians serves almost like a modern-day Proverbs, giving attainable aspirations for how to live a fruitful and God-glorifying … More A Disciplined Life: Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
More than maybe any other group in America, Christians face an impossible choice when it comes to political decisions. Neither Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, embody all the values and promote the issues that most represent a biblical worldview. Aside from that, corruption and the zero-sum-game of power and control motivates both sides of … More Tim Keller – Christians Don’t Fit in the Current Political Party Structure
There is a park in Lakeland, Florida, that used to be called Common Ground Park. It is a children’s playground, with thousands of square feet of swings, slides, hills, tunnels and interactive items that can keep a child’s interest for hours. Show up on a Saturday morning in the fall, and there won’t be a … More Three Ways to Establish Common Ground in Relationships
Where do we plant our flags? What hills are worth dying on? Which lines in the sand can never be crossed? The issue at the root of those questions has been gnawing at many of us lately, in our age of division. It’s something that can’t be resolved in this post or any other, really, … More What Issues Warrant Disunity, Division & Separation?