She Must Not Be Silent

It seems to me that 21st century Western culture says that the church may be fine, but should stay in its own sphere and not really effect public life.  By contrast, God says that the church is His instrument of salvation and reconciliation in the world, and that, however much Hell would like to triumph over... Continue Reading →

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Politics Is Too Small A Story

 So this past weekend the New York Times published an editorial that I think was pretty revealing about a pulse I sense in the current American bloodstream.  If I can put a name to that pulse:  A lot of Americans currently see themselves primarily as actors in a political play.  Whether they are Republicans or Democrats, conservatives... Continue Reading →

To the Lost and Abused

You are not forgotten.  You are not irrelevant.   This world of sin and sinners is often a place where young girls are sexually abused.  Where little boys are ignored by their fathers or beaten by their fists.  Where the small or disadvantaged are trampled by the anger or selfishness of warped men with warped... Continue Reading →

He Doesn’t Control Some Things

   That's right.  He controls all things.   Is a trumpet blown in a city,and the people are not afraid?  Does disaster come to a city, unless the Lord has done it?  Amos 3:6 Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?  Is it not from the mouth of... Continue Reading →

Please Stop Gossiping, Christian

   Gossip is verbal homicide.   It slays people, relationships, and reputations.   Its destructiveness, like a nuclear disaster, can't really be measured for years.   It tears down individuals, marriages, churches, and families.  The Apostle James tells believers in James 3, "Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites. And the tongue is a... Continue Reading →

45 Seconds On Satan

   Satan seeks to devour souls.  He is an enemy of God, and so he is an enemy of salvation.   Implications? Certainly.   Satan would have you lean on your own understanding, rely on your own intelligence and thinking for stability.  He hates belief in the wisdom of God, which men call folly but... Continue Reading →

The Filthy We Were (Zechariah 3)

   Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, 'The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?'... Continue Reading →

What the World Needs

   The world needs unbridled, unfiltered Christianity.  The ancient, remarkable, simple, beautiful Gospel of the crucified and risen Jesus Christ.  It's what's been sparking revival in sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia, and Latin America.  It's what brings the world to life and makes the darkness tremble.  This planet needs the sting and salve of the message of... Continue Reading →

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