False teachers abuse God’s word to build their own kingdom, not Christ’s church. A sure sign of trouble is when a preacher abandons careful handling of the text and fails to determine what a passage meant to the original audience.
Marijuana advocates often repeat this claim in an effort to gain leverage for the moral permissibility of smoking pot. The claim is so strange and peculiar, pastors, church leaders, and parents can be caught off guard and find themselves ill-prepared to answer this bit of cannabis urban legend.
Willie Nelson may be America’s most famous marijuana user. In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, he said: “It’s nice to watch [marijuana] being accepted — knowing you were right all the time about it: that it was not a killer drug. It’s a medicine.” Nelson’s description of marijuana as “medicine” reflects wider confusion in […]
How do I respond when a profoundly effective method of preventing disease – vaccination – intersects with my moral opposition to abortion?
A democracy with a citizenry whose conscience is informed by Biblical categories offers the best chance for ensuring basic liberties and self-correcting abuses
When listening to claims about medical marijuana, remember Proverbs 14:15, “The naïve believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps.”
The Bible gives us the necessary worldview and the essential principles needed for thinking through these issues with the right perspective.
While business meetings can be a great cause for anxiety, they need not be. Here are a few ideas for avoiding acrimonious business meetings in a local church.
Marriage is a covenant and not a contract. Marriage is intended to be commitment to which we maintain trust and fidelity until separated by death.
Often, arguments against the biblical sexual ethic are based on a very poor grasp of Scripture and a shoddy handling of the texts in question.