U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) at The Gospel Coalition’s annual conference pointed out that our hope and the answers we seek does not come from Washington.
Shane Vander Hart: Publicly endorsing Donald Trump is putting one’s seal of approval on his character, his record, and his rhetoric and all it entails.
Brian Myers: With everything being turned upside down it’s at times like these it’s comforting to know that the Kingdom of God is not of this world.
God is sovereign, no matter the outcome of the election God is in control. Sam Storm shares 8 theses on God and government that Christians should consider.
With the recent controversy surrounding Rob Bell’s soon-to-be-released book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived I thought it would be helpful to republish at Caffeinated Theology a post I wrote at Caffeinated Thoughts on November 21, 2008 to provide a framework for future remarks I […]
50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For […]
Chuck Colson, former special counsel to President Richard Nixon and founder of Prison Fellowship explained in his book God & Government that God instituted Government as a check to our nature and has a limited but important role in our lives: Government is, in one sense, God’s response to the nature of the people themselves. […]
A comment I read related to Eric’s post on what evangelicals can learn from Tuesday’s Iowa Republican Primary (actually these lessons can be applied anywhere) saddened me. The person, an evangelical, wrote: Evangelicals must remember our calling to further God’s kingdom before our own. That looks different to each of us as God places different […]
The Apostle Paul paints a picture of a Christian being somebody who is in limbo of sorts. We live in the world, but it is yet not our home. Some of our brothers and sisters in Christ live in places and settings that are downright hostile outwardly. Others in situations that seem more benign, but […]
Ok, I need a break from health care reform news and so do you. Actually this post will only have non-political links. We need a break occasionally, besides Caffeinated Thoughts is supposed to be stimulating musings on the news, politics, culture, life and theology. This past week I think it was only stimulating musings on […]
D.A. Carson answers a question on the kingdom of God, and says that we currently in the United States are living in a generation that mostly isn’t homesick for heaven. His comment on the pastor he knows in Soweto is very powerful and sobering. Are you homesick for heaven? Is Carson right in his rebuke […]
1. Craig Robinson – “At The Intersection of Faith and Politics” Ever since the Iowa Supreme Court issued decision allowing gay marriage in Iowa, my faith has been intertwined with my politics. To be honest, the two have been a jumbled mess for most of my life. My faith instills in me principles that are […]
I finished up reading Jesus Wants to Save Christians by Rob Bell and Don Golden. Reading the Epilogue the following quote made me throw the book across the room (not really, it is a library book, and I would never do that to a library book). Jesus wants to save us from making the good […]
I’ve been reading God & Government: An Insider’s View On The Boundaries Between Faith & Politics by Charles Colson. In the chapter “King Without a Country” Colson describes the political atmosphere of first century Palestine, and how His Kingdom was received then. Not much differently than how it is received now. He writes: His message, […]
http://www.archive.org/download/ShaneVanderHartJesus_TheOldTestament__You/080511JesustheOldTestamentandYou.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneInShane continues on with the Sermon on the Mount series at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Indianola we look at Matthew 5:17-20 which is often misinterpreted and misunderstood. Exactly what is Jesus’ relationship to the prophets and the law? How does Jesus […]
http://www.archive.org/download/ShaneVanderHartThePursuitofHappiness_Part2_/080413ThePursuitofHappinessPart2.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneInShane wraps up the Beatitudes – Matthew 5:7-12. Sermon given at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Indianola, IA on Sunday, 4/13/08.