4 Points On Churches, Pastors, and Willow Creek

I listened to a podcast from Christianity Today about the fall of Bill Hybels, founding pastor of Willow Creek, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. It’s a gut-wrenchingly sad affair, first for the name and cause of Jesus, then for the women he sinned against, his own wife and family, the... Continue Reading →

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Gods and Gifts

In order to love what God has made well, one must love God. Without acknowledging the Creator, love of created things will veer off in a bad direction. It may move towards pure idolatry, where one worships and seeks ultimate meaning and joy from created things (food, family, human affection, human respect, etc.). You might... Continue Reading →

The Rev. E. R. Conder On Doubt

I came across this from Reverend E.R. Conder, in the 19th century Pulpit Commentary, on Psalm 86. It's wonderful and true: A strong trust can slay the darkest fears. Doubt distracts, agitates, unsettles, weakens (Jas. 1:8). A doubting temper, fond of dwelling on difficulties and objections, is fatal to unity of mind, heart, and will.... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Joy

One of the fundamental features of the Christian faith is joy. Being deeply glad and hopeful because of what Jesus has done for me, and what He promises to finish in me, is supposed to be the posture of my heart. Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord.  To write the same things again is... Continue Reading →

Starlight and Dawn

I want to enjoy my wife and my kids. They will only be my wife and my children here, on this earth, and only once. After my Jesus returns there were will be something much better and much more lasting, the solid reality of which marriage and parenting are simply good whispers. Then these blessings... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Bad Environmentalism

There is a certain slice of the environmentalist pie that gives the impression that humanity is a plague. That's a problem. Among other things, you can't believe humanity is a plague and be loving. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons... Continue Reading →

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