Tag: History

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? […]

His Glory is Your Satisfaction

“And you will know that I am the Lord…” – Ezekiel 6:7 The book of Ezekiel is replete with statements like this, wherein God consistently unveils Himself to an obdurate, obstinate, and stubborn people. And, in this statement we see […]