Why read the Old Testament now that we have the New Testament? When we're reading the Old Testament, we're reading a book that is all about Christ. When Christ talked about himself, and when his earliest believers talked about who he was and what he was accomplishing through his acts of salvation, they referred to the Old Testament. Enroll in…
How Do I Know I'm a Christian?
Look inside yourself to answer, “Are you a Christian?” and what will you find?
Dear God, Leave Me Alone
David and Job both know that prayer puts a cigarette lighter to all prim and proper books of religious etiquette. It is honest. Heated. Emotional. Raw. And the psalms are packed with it.
Church Trash, Cotton Candy Spiritualism, and God's Ongoing Reformation
All major and minor reformations happen not because people react but because God acts. He reforms. He looks down from heaven, has mercy upon his starving children, and ends the famine of the Word by sending the rain of the Gospel.
You Can’t Be Late to Church—Here’s Why
We show up to this crowded sacred shindig on Sundays, all wings and halos and blue jeans, and shimmy our way into the sanctuary, late to church but not late to church, for how can we be late to a service that never ends?
Meeting God in the Delivery Room
Our very lives as parents and children implicitly proclaim this higher and lovely truth: we have no value to God based upon our usefulness.