It’s right as a believer to be alarmed, saddened, and discomfited by the modern trajectory of the American soul. In all seriousness, feeling these things does not make you geriatric. It signals that you have a conscience, and that it is active. But I do not come to bury our culture.
The womb should be more like a blossoming garden than a cold cell at Auschwitz. Those who use this law as occasion for murderous convenience will not go unnoticed by the Lord.
It is a very difficult thing indeed to be a boldly biblical Christian in elite culture today.
After 2,000 years, don't we know by now what the gospel is? Haven't we "been-there-done-that?" Why do we need one book after another on the same old topic?
When Christians oppose abortion, they are beginning with the fundamental belief that humans are the capstone of creation, created in the image of God, and therefore ought to be preserved.
Every now and again some well-meaning brother or sister will say to me, "This one's different. You gotta see it. It's not like the others." And then it is. It painfully, painfully is.
The truth of the matter is that there is no ground for creativity that comes close to the intellectual fertility of Christian theology.
Whatever people call “evangelicals,” I hope we will still be known as bearers of the good news about salvation through Jesus Christ.
In Who Is an Evangelical?, Thomas Kidd reminds us of what initially earned us the "evangelical" label, beckoning us to remember where we came from and offering a proposition to return.
The church, tangibly expressed in local congregations, seeks the joy of all peoples and the fame of the name through the proclamation of the gospel and in loving service to their neighbors.
When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.”
In the religion news headlines this week is the story of a pastor who has decided the Bible condones homosexuality. His church, it seems, has determined to see how they might live in a tension between those who agree and disagree. Dr. Mohler has a reflective piece on the situation. It is likely not a coincidence that the pastor in question has a son who has recently come out…
We familyolaters take what most of us consider the most important thing in our lives and give it the weight of our worship in a way that is both dishonorable and unsustainable. And we end up living "Thus saith the family" rather than "Thus saith the Lord."
Even as I write this, the fires still burn. But one day soon, through the blackened earth, green shoots will spring up again.
While there certainly should be political and legal discussions about these events, the most important question we must always ask is, “What would Jesus say about it?”
We ask Trevin Wax, "What will the American evangelical landscape look like in 20 years?"
As evangelicals seeking to engage the city of man, what are we to make of this year's Presidential election? Here are six brief thoughts.
Christians should have nothing to do with utilitarian arguments against abortion.
He took on skin to veil his radiance and live the life we should have lived to die the death we don’t want to die and save us from our sins.
In local churches, converted men and women manifest God’s righteous rule and true political righteousness.
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "What are some important things to remember in talking to our children about ethnic diversity?"
Is it important to pay attention to cultural narratives?
How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?
Has social media changed the way we think?
As changing views on gay marriage, among others, go to show, secularization marches on. Traditionalists may be on the losing end of historic real estate, at least for now, as well as booed out of the public square for their views on sex. Down the road, though, they still look to possess something else critical.
When you hear of new appeals for tolerance of sinful behavior in the churches, remember that this is not a nascent problem, but the old Corinthian problem revived.
And then I look from Judges to my newsfeed, and I see videos of tiny human beings, who have been dismembered, who have been packaged up, sold, and utilized for research. I look to my newsfeed and see the celebration of sexual freedom, that lauds sex without cost or price.
There is much in life that cannot be fixed, but must simply be endured. Pastors are fitted for this reality.
But the shame is in the fact that they, in many ways, show more faith in their beliefs than I do.
The line between noble intentions and prideful purposes is so difficult to see that it's easy for us to cross.
It's in His Gospel that we find the remedy for sin, in any manifestation.
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.
Contra our narcissistic culture, you find yourself when you find God.
The work of Christ applied to our hearts is such an unstoppable, unopposable force that it refigures us entirely.
Thinking through these questions often can help identify your stream as a gospel-filled well your followers should drink from often or a gospel-less pit followers should avoid.
In a thread of confirmation bias, hate, uncareful thinking, narcissism, and over exaggerations, be the voice of gospel reason.
Remember, a cross and the pursuit of the good of others should mark your Christian life. This must be true for your social media presence as well.
Your justification isn’t in the fact that you don’t post selfies or engage in over-the-top political comment streams. It’s in the blood of a murdered Son.
Seeking the blessing of the city means knees will bow.
In disregarding the total authority of the Word of God, people seek to take the throne of authority themselves
Our culture is not only opposed at present to the gospel. It is opposed to the very concept of reality itself.
The solution is to realize that political power must always begin with the gospel. It alone possesses the ability to change a heart, produce true justice, and permanently unite enemies.
We prefer power. But oh, to find the beauty of service good again!
The goal is not for Christians to seize power through political maneuvering, but it is instead for Christians to model how the Kingdom of God subverts and redeems power.
Each king must have a prophet.
The increasing presence of transgender individuals demonstrates humanity’s underlying desire to understand themselves, to achieve a sense of wholeness.
There is much wisdom when you have a love for people wherever you find them, urban or rural.