Category Archives: Christianity

The Mirage of “Golden Age” Christianity

Church history is a treasure box, not a map. We don’t honor our forbearers by seeking to return to their times; we honor them by receiving their wisdom and learning from their victories and failures.

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3 Definitions of “Secular” and Why They Matter for Our Mission

Our missional engagement will suffer if we see ourselves in a battle between “religion” and “secularity.”

Also posted in Book Reviews, Church Issues, Future of the Church, Missions / Evangelism | | 3 Comments

The Mars Hill Postmortem

4 things I hope we can learn from the events at Mars Hill.

Also posted in Church Issues | | 49 Comments

Pastors, Don’t Commit “Greek Apostasy!”

A free online resource designed to help busy pastors maintain their Greek language skills post-seminary.

Also posted in Church Issues, Education, Seminary | | 7 Comments

Why I Publish the “Know Your Southern Baptists” Series

In a day when we are less and less likely to feel any sense of loyalty to the churches we’ve been shaped by, I believe it’s helpful to express gratitude for the good God is doing through our denominations and networks.

Also posted in Baptists, Church Issues, Know Your Southern Baptists, Southern Baptist Convention | | 13 Comments

4 Ways G. K. Chesterton Engaged His Culture and Why He Still Matters Today

Chesterton was a big man (in more ways than one) who made a big splash. How did he engage his culture and why does he still matter?

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues | | 16 Comments

Saeed Abedini’s Letter to His Daughter on Her 8th Birthday

This letter is a beautiful testament to God’s grace in the midst of suffering.

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Fatherlessness and the Father who Never Fails

Too often we think of parenting in generic terms, and thereby minimize the distinctive contribution of a father to a family. Sometimes, you don’t know how important something is until it’s missing.

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Gungor, Questions, and the Doubters Among Us

Why we can’t simply celebrate or condemn the skeptic’s questions.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Counseling, Music, Theology | | 24 Comments

Tim Keller on the Disappearing Umbrella Over Conservative Christians

Now that the middle identifies more with secularism than with nominal Christianity, devout Christians are taking public flak for their views.

Also posted in Christian Living, Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 23 Comments