Worship Is A Big Deal: Part 6

Part 6 (and last) of a six-part series of posts on corporate worship: what it is and why it’s important When we gather together for worship, we ought to come reaching up, starved for God, ready to feast together on the good news that, in the person of Jesus Christ, God has descended to us... Continue Reading

The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity

“…the emphasis is on looking cool, perhaps by giving the pastor a metrosexual makeover, with skinny jeans and an $80 haircut… ‘How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat... Continue Reading

When Islam Abandoned Reason: A Conversation with Robert R. Reilly

“If we don’t help the side that we wish to see prevail in that struggle, we had better get ready for things far worse than 9/11” LifeSiteNews has released the text of a Q&A with Robert Reilly author of the new book, The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist... Continue Reading

Worship Is A Big Deal: Part 5

Part 5 of a six-part series of posts on corporate worship: what it is and why it’s important A gospel-fueled worship service is a service where God serves the gospel to sinners in need of rescue—and that includes both Christians and non-Christians. Churches for years have struggled over whether their worship services ought to be... Continue Reading

Why Conservative Evangelicals Should Thank God for Clark Pinnock

I was sad to see Gregory Boyd’s announcement that his fellow theologian Clark Pinnock has died. Clark Pinnock led me to faith in Christ. Now, it’s true, I never met Pinnock until many years after I came to know Jesus. But the gospel I believed came through preachers who were trained by Clark Pinnock. More... Continue Reading

An afternoon on the edge of the world – my visit to St. Kilda

There it stands, a monument to the soul of St Kilda, the commitment of the evangelicals of the nineteenth century, and the power of the gospel. Editor’s Note: Link to short YouTube video of St. Kilda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDAzerQ9ns&feature=related Well, it’s been a long time in coming, but this week I finally made it to St Kilda.... Continue Reading

The Inerrancy of Scripture: The Fifty Years’ War . . . and Counting

His conclusion: “If Jesus as a finite human being erred from time to time, there is no reason at all to suppose that Moses, Paul, and John wrote Scripture without error.” We are entering a new phase in the battle over the Bible’s truthfulness and authority. We should at least be thankful for undisguised arguments... Continue Reading

North Carolina College Students free to opt out of elective abortion coverage

“My religion is against that. I don’t think our money for health care should be going to support that by any means.” The debate over abortion is prompting changes in the state’s health care coverage for college students. All students in the UNC System will be required to have health coverage for this first time... Continue Reading

A Mosque perhaps, but a swimming pool??

“…the facility will include a swimming pool, a 500 seat performing arts theater and a basketball court.” Much will have been written about the Mosque at Ground Zero both for and against. And yet little touches upon the planned usage of the Islamic Center. Along with a prayer hall the facility will include a swimming... Continue Reading

Capel Caryg: What We Can Learn From the Welsh Calvinists

Those Welsh kept on being Methodists, a modern word for Puritans, since they deeply valued small-group accountability. But they were Calvinists. Salvation is about God’s grace, and they knew that well. Take a look at Capel Caryg in Remsen, N.Y. See what it says on the building? “Whitefield Methodist Church.” That was a good try.... Continue Reading