Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church

| February 9, 2016

Alexander Strauch writes, Pursue love… 1 Cor. 14:1 My first encounter with the biblical principles of love started in a negative way during my early years as a born-again Christian. I was surprised when I saw true believers fight, display angry attitudes, and separate from one another. To make matters worse, the conflicts I witnessed […]

John MacArthur on the Destructive Nature of Christianese

| January 18, 2016

Women, are often most to blame for perpetrating misunderstanding and untruth through Christian cliches. Undoubtedly, and in part, it is due to our innate desire to nurture and to lend an empathetic ear. Our Titus 2 role will not be fulfilled however, without understanding and a foundation of truth that will out live us. It is a short-lived […]

Vintage Puritan Series (Kindle) on Sale Today- .99¢ each!

| December 29, 2015

Here’s your chance to save BIG! The Vintage Puritan Series is on sale today (kindle version) for .99¢ each! The Character of An Upright Man – Thomas Watson “It is not the gift, but the heart God respects. ‘This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me,’ Isa. 29:13, […]

God is A Feminist Whisperer

| December 12, 2015

When we talk about feminism, we at times talk about self-empowerment, about women being in total control of their lives, purposing to do and to be whatever they want, whenever they want, in opposition to anyone or anything. The message and practice of feminism is rooted in the idea that man has the power to […]

Challies: Homemaking in the Light of Eternity

| December 8, 2015

They say it is only what you do in this life that matters. They say that you need to full-out live your dash, that little line that will someday appear on your gravestone to represent the time between the day you were born into this world and the day you died out of it. And […]

DeMar: Contrary to Popular Opinion We Are Not Living in the Last Days

| November 28, 2015

What Jesus was describing in Matthew 14, Mark 13, and Luke 21 was the end of the Old Covenant. The outward manifestation of that covenant, which was always designed to pass away (see the book of Hebrews), would become a reality when the temple, the priesthood, and animal sacrifices passed away. And as Jesus predicted, […]

Molher: They Did Not Honor Him or Give Thanks — Why Thanksgiving is Inescapably Theological

| November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving is a deeply theological act, rightly understood. As a matter of fact, thankfulness is a theology in microcosm — a key to understanding what we really believe about God, ourselves, and the world we experience. A haunting question is this:  How do atheists observe Thanksgiving? I can easily understand what an atheist or agnostic […]

CT: We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals

| November 20, 2015

A common reaction among evangelicals to the June Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has been deflection from controversy. This laissez-faire approach has been most commonly expressed by closely connected beliefs about Christianity and morality: We should not expect non-Christians to think and live like Christians. So why all the fuss among Christians over the legalization […]

Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

| November 16, 2015

In a recent sermon I found that I had to touch upon one what I consider of the trickiest passages in the Bible: 1 Timothy 2:15. Here is what this verse says: “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” Taken on its own, this is […]

Lies vs. Truth – Spiritual Preparation for Birth

| November 16, 2015

I thought we were very prepared for the birth of our first child. I paid close attention to what I ate, I exercised up to the morning I went into labor and took natural childbirth classes. We were educated and prepared mentally and physically. Sadly, I had not given a single thought to the spiritual […]

Hope is grace. Need it? Ask for it.

| November 14, 2015

A Prayer for Hope. For those in desperate need of it. Heavenly Father, My hope is faint today. Help me. Help me to endure when I feel no hope. Forge a hope-producing character in me. Do not let me be ashamed. By your Scriptures, give me hope and grant that I would be saved by hope. […]

Relevant: 3 Prayers We Need to Stop Praying – With Better Alternatives

| October 26, 2015

Accidental habits are easy to form and hard to break. No one means to leave the towel on the floor every morning. Only the cruel and heartless consciously keep the toilet seat up. It certainly doesn’t take much self-discipline to become obsessed with a cellphone. We can snooze the alarm clock in our sleep. Maybe the […]

How Christianity’s Attitude Toward Justice and Taxes Led to the SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage

| September 14, 2015

By Martin G. Selbrede Chalcedon.edu There has been no end of Christian punditry directed against the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning marriage. We’ve heard disputes about definitions (“whatever else it is, it’s not a marriage”), bald citations of the appropriate Biblical texts, commentary on anti-Christian agendas, tirades against “legislating from the bench,” opposition to federalizing […]

Wilson: Just Watching…God Deliver a Return Volley

| August 5, 2015

These videos are simply God’s return volley to the Obergefell decision. At the Founding, the Bill of Rights used to be taken as a set of restrictions on the central government (e.g. Congress shall make no law), with the states functioning as the guardians of those restrictions. It is now being taken as a restriction […]

TGC: You Are What – And How – You Read

| July 16, 2015

I just returned from a well-known (and well-heeled) Christian college, where roughly 100 demonstrators gathered on the chapel steps to protest my address on the grounds that my testimony was dangerous. Later that day, I sat down with these beloved students, to listen, to learn, and to grieve. Homosexuality is a sin, but so is […]