So often a pastor’s legacy isn’t measured in years but in dates, not in sermons preached but in events present. Mission trips, conferences, fall festivals, camps, etc. These are the moments that … [Read more...] about A Pastor’s Legacy
Life & Death
“How fast is it rising?” I asked a stranger in an obvious panic. Normally, neighbors don’t congregate in the street unless it’s the Fourth of July. But today we weren’t gazing at the sky. Every eye … [Read more...] about Washed Away.
Novelist Joseph Conrad once remarked, “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” His famous Heart of Darkness tells the story of … [Read more...] about The Balance of Christian Preaching
Dear Madam, My name is Obbie. You don’t know me but I’m a youth pastor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I work with kids and I love my job. Getting to watch children grow up into adulthood is one of the … [Read more...] about LETTER TO A STRANGER.
Germany is believed by many to be the birthplace of modern liberalism in Christianity. Men like Friedrich Schleiermacher, Immanuel Kant, Albrecht Ritschl, and Adolf von Harnack attempted to redefine … [Read more...] about Birth and Rebirth: A Proper Response to Evil
There’s hardly a more relevant question in the Christian life than that of assurance. Peter affirms that the telos (the end) of our faith is salvation. (1 Pet. 1:9) So the stakes are pretty high. Yet … [Read more...] about Am I Saved?: A Brief History of Assurance
When I look out my office window, I can see a large cemetery through the trees. It’s hard to miss as you pass the church. And if you look carefully, you’ll notice that every headstone faces east. … [Read more...] about Body and Soul.
Twenty-one brothers. One video. After the beheadings of young Coptic Christian men in Libya this week, the world reacts in shock and outrage. The message titled “to the nation of the cross” now serves … [Read more...] about TO DIE WELL.
“There was a breach in protocol.” That’s what Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, told the American public this week as he attempted to explain how the Ebola virus has now spread to a second … [Read more...] about Ebola, Suicide, and the Question of Death
So if Heaven is for Real, what about Hell? If you’re looking for a best-selling novel about a young boy who journeyed through hell and woke up to tell the tale, you’ll be looking for a while. Hell … [Read more...] about The Problem of Hell.