The Gospel

| March 25, 2015

Have you ever started reading a story book in the middle, or tried to watch a movie starting halfway through the plot? I have, and though it is possible to figure out the gist of the story, it can be hard to have adequate context, and sometimes important details are missed. Most of all, the […]

Gardner: Legalism and Sanctification

| March 21, 2015

Right off the bat we know 2 things as true: God desires us to be holy & the Holy Spirit is responsible for the process of sanctification (1 Peter 1.2). But this process is drawn out — and at times painful.  Aren’t their any shortcuts? Perhaps some ‘spiritual accelerators’? Legalism would say yes. “Hey christian,” suggests Legalism, “you […]

Desiring God: Mom’s Need Theology Too

| March 19, 2015

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word theology? Do you think of unpronounceable words, or dusty books from centuries ago, or perhaps lengthy sermons? If you had to choose between studying theology and reading a book on practical tips for your daily life, which would you choose? For many of […]

Ham: Is Religious Freedom Only Limited to Belief?

| March 19, 2015

[Editor’s Note: Tolerance is faithlessness. We have the right to self defense and the defense of our loved ones should a criminal force a threat to life in other areas and the state protects us. But as seen above, our hands are tied and yet we do as much as the state allows. The murderous […]

Greg Bahnsen, on Gay Warlords and Civil Legislation, Takes the Cake…Back.

| March 10, 2015

In many states, sodomy laws are still on the books though often unenforceable as a landmark Supreme court ruling in 2003 ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. Many people aren’t even aware they exist now that homosexuality appears to be the norm that always was. Celebrities and politicians, (<–link not for young audiences) tell us we’re crazy […]

Moving the Ancient Boundaries by Andrea Schwartz

| March 9, 2015

By Andrea Schwartz March 9, 2015 Mankind has always been faced with a choice:  either accept God’s terms (and His definitions of terms), or construct independent and self-serving ones. When a culture constructs new ways of referring to Biblical concepts, it is evidence that it is in active rebellion against God and its laws and […]

Western Culture, ISIS, and the Longings of the Heart

| March 6, 2015

Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase, and Shamima Begum seemed like three typical teenage girls; they grew up in normal middle-class families, went to high school at an academy in London, and enjoyed spending time with their friends at the mall. Then they made headlines in news outlets worldwide when they left their country and their families […]

Christian Love and Putting on Christ

| February 8, 2015

[Editor’s note: An appropriate sermon considering the recent conversations here about Christian love and the degrading counterfeits the world offers us. How does a christian understand love in a culture fraught with obscenity? It begins with putting on Christ.] How Do We Put On Christ? And how do you do that? We could answer this question […]

Ideas Have Consequences

| February 4, 2015

Recommended Resources Revolt against maturity: A Biblical psychology of man Passionate Housewives Desperate for God Real Men: Ten Courageous Americans to Know Balancing the Sword Volume 1 & 2. (Set)

The Power of the Gospel – Live Stream

| October 23, 2014

Can’t Make It to This Year’s Conference? This year’s NCFIC conference, The Power of the Gospel will be online. Sign up for the Power of the Gospel Live Stream! Each of the main sessions will be broadcast live and recorded for future playback. By registering for the live feed, you will also gain access to […]

Theology which Confronts the Sexual Revolution and Moral Upheaval

| September 23, 2014

By Albert Mohler Western society is currently experiencing what can only be described as a moral revolution. Our society’s moral code and collective ethical evaluation on a particular issue has undergone not small adjustments but a complete reversal. That which was once condemned is now celebrated, and the refusal to celebrate is now condemned. What […]

Life and Death and the Last Days, or Why Eschatology Matters

| September 17, 2014

Bad eschatology breeds bad parenting, at least, and poor planning in general. Her children display obvious skepticism. As she sits trying to persuade them that the Rapture will indeed happen any day now, one daughter responds sheepishly, “Well, it could happen.” She is rebuffed immediately: “It will happen. There’s no ‘could’ to it.” In a later private session, the […]

The Gospel Heals Families – Woman’s Worries Are Prayed Away

| July 9, 2014

Jyoti spent her time caring for her two children and trying to ensure her family was run well, while her husband labored in short-term jobs to provide for them. But when the summer came and her husband did not get any jobs, the worries of each day became nearly unbearable. Jyoti worried relentlessly about how […]

The Reality of Spiritual Warfare in the Home

| June 30, 2014

Numerous born-again Christians have little or no knowledge of the spiritual warfare that takes place all around us. One of the sad realities within the local church today centers on the fact that numerous born-again Christians have little or no knowledge of the spiritual warfare that takes place all around us. The Bible is crystal […]

Joy as a Tool of Dominion for the Abused Woman

| May 16, 2014

By Jennifer Tritle, published with permission, originally published at Chalcedon.edu The Westminster Shorter Catechism reveals that man’s objective in this life is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Enjoying God does not come naturally to sinful, guilty men or women. More specifically, when women gleefully rejoice in their domestic duties, Christ’s dominion visibly and […]