Featured Sermon: The Ultimate Essence of Evil from John Piper

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.

Self Control, Not Gun Control

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.

Caffeinated Thought of the Day: Jesus is the Remedy for Sin

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.

Caffeinated Thought of the Day: What Is Tolerance?

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).

Caffeinated Thought of the Day: We Need to Hear the Bad News

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. Dead at Age 84

Fred Phelps, Sr. is dead at age 84.  Jonas Cutler wrote earlier…

The Pope and A Bishop Walk Into A Bar…

…sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. And a couple of…

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Race & Faith

Whatever opinion Christians have about the death of Trayvon Martin & the acquittal of George Zimmerman, we should not allow this gospel to be eclipsed.

“Clobbering ‘Biblical’ Gay Bashing”: Verbal Terrorism?

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 and Homosexuality: A Tale of Two Sinners

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.

Man Is Fallen and He Can’t Get Up

Part Nine in a series of excerpts from With Christ in the…

A Time to Dance?

Rapture erupted this weekend over the long-awaited announcement of a Hollywood couple’s…

The Law and Sin (Romans 7:7-25)

7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By…

John Owen: Dealing With Sin

From English theologian John Owen (1616-1683): Let no man think to kill…

I Am Sin

This is a pretty powerful video, and it should make you think.…

Latte Links (2/27/10)

Doing some Saturday link loving of blogger friends and causes I support……