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Category Archives: Church Issues

The Mark of Christianity That is Disappearing from Our Worship

We are not in a posture to receive God’s Word until we have first renounced our sin.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity | | 15 Comments

Love: Our Shelter in the Cultural Storm

How do we fortify believers for this cultural moment? The simplest, most profound answer is: through love.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Discipleship, Future of the Church | | 3 Comments

The Gospel, Marriage, and Sexual Schismatics

Union University’s decision to withdraw from the CCCU is not what is creating division, but the moral heterodoxy of the schools that have abandoned the Church’s witness to marriage.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Future of the Church, Theology | | 19 Comments

I Want a Bigger Bible

The more I get to know people from other backgrounds and cultures and ethnicities, the bigger my Bible gets.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Discipleship, Hermeneutics, Theology | | 7 Comments

Sex is More AND Less Important Than You Think

“Sex is everything,” goes the idea in the 21st century. “And sex is nothing.” This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Discipleship, Homosexuality, Missions / Evangelism, Sin, Theology | | 6 Comments

Will Christian Denominations in America Fade Away?

The imminent demise of denominations is premature, and a denominational affiliation is not the “hindrance” many believers consider it to be.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Future of the Church | | 1 Comment

The Duggars and the Evil Outside

Thoughts on parenting, wisdom, and the limits of “sheltering.”

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Discipleship | | 78 Comments

Running from a Bad Church Situation May Hinder Your Spiritual Growth

What if the choice to leave a difficult church situation will actually short-circuit your formation as a Christian? Does God use uncomfortable church situations as part of His process of sanctifying us?

Also posted in Best of Kingdom People, Christianity, Discipleship | | 10 Comments

The Battle Over How to Interpret Pew’s “Religious Landscape” Survey

Divergent perspectives on the Pew survey are connected to larger narratives that frame how conservative and liberal Christians in the United States see themselves.

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3 Takeaways From My Recent Trip to Biola

Renewed and refreshed, and ever hopeful for the bright future of evangelicalism.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christian Living, Christianity, Conferences | | 3 Comments