Tag: History

Evangelicals Can Have Doctrinal Discussion in a God Honoring Way

“We must know when to wield the sword mightily and when to keep it sheathed!” prince of preachers Charles Spurgeon once exclaimed. On Twitter we find two types of evangelical Christian… One group steers clear of any biblical truth that […]

Egyptian Martyrs and the Indomitable Spirit of Easter

Last Sunday, worshippers were packed into St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, preparing for Palm Sunday when a suicide bomber killed 25 congregants. As Easter draws near, the attacks in Alexandria (and Tanta) stand as vivid reminders of the hostility many […]

What the Bible Says About Tongues & Miracles

The goal of this post is to discern whether the signs, wonders, and tongues of modern neo-Pentecostalism (hence forth called charismatic/continuism) are the same as the biblical gifts mentioned in the NT from which they are supposedly derived. The reason for […]

LGBT Will Soon Put Christians on Trial

I’ve a friend whose child (1st grade) brought church Easter invitations to school last month. At noon, my friend received a voicemail from the principal stating, “Children aren’t allowed to have religious items on campus.” Long story short, my friend […]

Walking With Giants

One of my favorite books is titled, Walking With the Giants by Warren Wiersbe. In the book, Wiersbe provides a snapshot of leaders who’ve left a powerful imprint on the Christian landscape. If you are interested in studying the lives of great […]

The Hipster and Atheist Church

Over the past four decades there has been a continually expanding definition of the word “church” in America. A cursory scroll through Google lists hipster “churches”, club “churches”, and even atheist “churches.” If the concept of church is left to subjective cultural […]

Easter Encouragements

Happy Easter! What (or Whom) will you celebrate on Sunday? At a recent reunion, I learned that my great grandfather (9x removed) arrived in Charlestown, Mass. with his wife Ruth Mousall in 1639. He was voted into the church and his […]

Errors of Bethel & Jesus Culture II

Last year I read and responded to an alarming public post by Kris Vallotton, co-leader of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Bethel had recently become popular, for it’s supposed miracles, along with it’s band, “Jesus Culture.” The original post can be […]

Your Christian Response to ISIS

“And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” – 2 Timothy 3:12 I will assume that by now you have seen news footage of genocide and persecution in the Middle East. This morning I […]

Do Good to Those Who Hate You

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you…” – Luke 6:27 When we preach this famous text in America, our interpretation can lend toward a dire reach of overly simplistic applications – Does anyone here have an enemy? […]