Getting Ready to Go Outside for the Sake of the Gospel

“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” -2 Cor. 4:18 At some point the stay at home mandates will be lifted, and it will be time to leave our homes. While part of me is thrilledContinue reading “Getting Ready to Go Outside for the Sake of the Gospel”

A Gift to Be Shared

After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. -Luke 2:17-18 Merry Christmas! I certainly hope that your Christmas celebration with your family and/or friends is a time of joy and celebration over the birth of JesusContinue reading “A Gift to Be Shared”

Don’t Waste Your Christmas

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—making the most of the time, because the days are evil. -Ephesians 5:15-16 We have crossed the point of no return: Black Friday. The holidays are officially upon us. Welcome to the season of holiday traditions, awkward family gatherings, gift giving, andContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Christmas”

I Repent—Spurgeon Was a Great Preacher

When I was in seminary, at the zenith of youthful pride, I mentioned to several compatriots that I disapproved of the preaching of C. H. Spurgeon (aka “the Prince of Preachers”—I should have known). My reasons were legitimate concerns about what we call today a “Christ-centered” approach to preaching. In short, the accusation was thatContinue reading “I Repent—Spurgeon Was a Great Preacher”

Should Our Government Call People to Obey the Bible?

I hadn’t been paying attention to the news, so I was legitimately shocked when I saw this headline on CNN: “What does the Bible verse Jeff Sessions quoted really mean?” To be candid, I’m suspicious about any news outlet offering authoritative interpretations of the Bible. So I caught up on all the drama. Long storyContinue reading “Should Our Government Call People to Obey the Bible?”