Category Archives: Church Issues

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, Christianity, 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 Christianity | | 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 Christianity, 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, Christianity, 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, Christianity | | 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.

Also posted in Christianity, Quotes of the Week | | Leave a comment

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.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity | | 1 Comment

Gungor, Questions, and the Doubters Among Us

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

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

Reflections on the Gospel Project Panel on Calvinism and Mission

Audio from Ed Stetzer, Trevin Wax, Frank Page, and David Platt’s conversation about Calvinism, with some personal reflections.

Also posted in Christianity, Conferences, Missions / Evangelism, Reformed Theology, Southern Baptist Convention, Young Restless Reformed | | 2 Comments