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Exploring Christian Doctrine

May 05, 2014 | Chris Castaldo

Tony Lane. Exploring Christian Doctrine: A Guide to What Christians Believe. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2014. 308 pp. $30.00. Family is important. It is a weight-bearing beam that orients, defines, and... Read More

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God of the Ordinary

March 26, 2014 | Chris Castaldo

In his book HolyLand USA, Peter Feuerherd, a Catholic journalist, describes what he observed in America's largest "evangelical" theme park. He writes, I was surrounded by shorts and T-shirts... Read More

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Why You Must Pursue Church Unity

March 25, 2014 | Chris Castaldo

Ice cubes have come a long way. A century ago, they were delivered in one enormous block. During childhood, my family used ice cube trays. Today, it is even simpler.... Read More

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The Cross-Shaped Purpose of Life

January 01, 2014 | Chris Castaldo

We are born to die. Not that death is the reason why we were born, but it is an inescapable part of our future. Our lives move along a deathward... Read More

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Speak Truth with Power

December 09, 2013 | Chris Castaldo

Faithful gospel ministers throughout church history have taken up their God-ordained responsibility to speak the truth to power. Indeed, because the good news of Jesus is nothing less than the... Read More

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The Next Billy Graham

November 28, 2013 | Chris Castaldo

The story is told that, during the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne in 1974, someone asked Billy Graham, "Who will be the next Billy Graham?" In answer, the nonpareil... Read More

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Liberating Prostitutes with the Gospel

November 25, 2013 | Chris Castaldo

Vite Trasformate (transformed lives) is a gospel-centered ministry to reach those trapped in prostitution in Italy. Many thousands of women are on the sidewalks each night. Most of them... Read More

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Francis: A New World Pope

November 11, 2013 | Chris Castaldo

Michel Cool. Francis: A New World Pope. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. 128 pp. $14.00. Why would an evangelical Protestant want to read a book on Pope Francis? This may be a question... Read More

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Proper Passion: A Lesson from Trent

October 30, 2013 | Chris Castaldo

Christian passion—the fervency to pursue the purposes of Christ over our own—is an enviable quality. In fact, looking back over two millennia of church history, we recognize it... Read More

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The Central Claim of Jesus

October 14, 2013 | Chris Castaldo

In Western culture, Jesus of Nazareth remains the ultimate Rorschach test. Authors, common folk, popes, and skeptics have all looked at the shape of his life, ministry, and teachings and... Read More