It is a truth universally acknowledged that a music album enjoyed by children must be unpleasant for adults. What parent hasn’t been trapped in a car with a children’s album slowly driving them mad?
For over 12 years, Randall Goodgame has been spoiling this stereotype. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter delights children with his humor and clever writing—and delights parents, too, because at last they’ve found music that is enjoyable and profitable for everyone.
Originally from Florida, Goodgame was a successful solo artist early in his career as…
Judging by my Facebook Trending feed, most people aren’t that interested in sanctification. But if you’re a Christian, you have to be. And if you’re a pastor like I am, then doubly so. As pastors, our own sanctification would be enough to keep our hands full, not to mention keeping a close watch on ourselves and pommeling our bodies lest we be disqualified (1 Tim. 4:16; 1 Cor. 9:27)….
The mass migration of Muslims into Western societies presents unprecedented opportunities for evangelism. Much of our conversation, however, tends to focus on the challenges Islam brings, and not without reason, for Islam has sometimes been hostile to non-Muslim societies.
On account of this history, some have gone so far as to argue that Muslim immigrants should be limited or prohibited from entering Western countries, and those who are already settled should be compelled to assimilate.
But there is something missing here, argues Matthew Kaemingk—who teaches theology, ethics, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary—namely our ethical obligation of hospitality for the immigrant….