John Piper: The ultimate essence of evil is the loss of taste for God as our all-satisfying life and joy, and the preference for other things above God himself.
Kris Ranney: Shooting like the one in Roseburg, OR can’t be solved through increased gun control as it doesn’t solve the problem of the sinful human heart.
Shane Vander Hart: There is nothing in us that makes us worthy of salvation, but so many think they can earn their way into heaven if they are good enough.
Shane Vander Hart: We can (and must) tolerate those engaged in behavior with which we disagree (love), but still call the behavior for what it is (truth).
Brian Myers: The bad news of our human condition as sinners needs to be communicated before the good news of redemption in Christ makes sense.
Fred Phelps, Sr. is dead at age 84. Jonas Cutler wrote earlier this week responding to news that the founder of Westboro Baptist Church which is, what Joe Carter accurately described, a Christian-based family cult. So I debated whether I would write something as well. Just a few brief thoughts. Somebody’s death is not a […]
…sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. And a couple of news stories occurring this week are proving that nearly true. Pope Francis, fresh off granting plenary indulgences to 1,000s of young people just for showing up to one of his gigs (sorry, Martin Luther, all that work for nothing, I guess) and for […]
Whatever opinion Christians have about the death of Trayvon Martin & the acquittal of George Zimmerman, we should not allow this gospel to be eclipsed.
Countering Mark Sandlin in his article “Clobbering ‘Biblical’ Gay Bashing,” it is possible to hate sin and yet love the sinner. Jesus did.
The Church is to show love & grace in the face of sin which is a Christlike response, but with homosexuality we are often expected to condone it as well.
Part Nine in a series of excerpts from With Christ in the Voting Booth: Casting Down Imaginations Before Casting Your Vote. When we learn that a public official, celebrity, minister or other prominent citizen uses racist language, cheats on a spouse, steals huge sums of money or does things much worse, it’s called a scandal. […]
Rapture erupted this weekend over the long-awaited announcement of a Hollywood couple’s wedding engagement – a couple whom I would rather not dignify by naming, much less suggest I want anything to do with the general ogle. Many celebrate their heroism in waiting to marry until “everyone has the right.” But as they clap, I […]
7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, seizing an […]
From English theologian John Owen (1616-1683): Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes. He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his blow until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel; and so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and […]
This is a pretty powerful video, and it should make you think. I’m reminded of Genesis 4:7 when the LORD warned Cain, “And if you do not do well, sin crouching at the door. It’s desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” In our flesh that is impossible to do as Paul […]
Doing some Saturday link loving of blogger friends and causes I support… I haven’t done that in awhile. 40 Days For Life: Abortion Snowed Out All American Blogger: My CPAC Interview with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Gerrard Fess: The 4 Rs in dealing with Death Head Noises: Everyone is Speaking in Monotone Kansas Bob: Facebook […]