Good News for a Weary Generation

As you’re trying to make sense of what’s happening in our culture and how we should respond as Christians, I highly recommend Thaddeus Williams’s Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice. In the book, Williams contrasts biblical ideas of justice, which he calls “Social Justice A,” with the currentContinue reading “Good News for a Weary Generation”

Their Not Asking; Their Listening

The data didn’t make sense. The American Bible Society (ABS) and Barna Group researchers looked at the results from 1,000 cellphone interviews asking people about their engagement with Scripture. The numbers seemed to show more people were reading the Bible—a lot more. But nothing else had dramatically changed. There were not more people praying, orContinue reading “Their Not Asking; Their Listening”

Quick Economics Lessons for Christians

The Term: The Economy (aka Gross Domestic Product) What It Means: Humans have seemingly unlimited wants and needs—but a limited number of resources. This is known as scarcity, and it’s the fundamental problem in economics. The primary way we solve this problem is through market exchanges or transactions: you make something I want or need,Continue reading “Quick Economics Lessons for Christians”

I Am Politically Ambivalent

Many Christians today are struggling with the question of whether, or to what extent, they should get involved in the messy world of American politics. This is a dilemma we feel most acutely whenever election season rolls around—and especially when the choices on offer appear far from ideal. A new book, Compassion (&) Conviction: The ANDContinue reading “I Am Politically Ambivalent”

The Power of a Quiet, Steady Ministry

Many Christian heroes made a difference to the world by travelling it; Charles Simeon made a difference by staying in the same place ministering for fifty-four years. Simeon was born in 1759 to a wealthy, upper-class family in the south-east of England who had only a superficial Christian faith. Educated at Eton and King’s College,Continue reading “The Power of a Quiet, Steady Ministry”

Do Christians Pick And Choose Which Rules They Want To Follow?

Christians, it seems, are concerned about right and wrong. What are they supposed to be do? How should they live? What should they do to please God? One of the most common criticisms I’ve heard from non-believers is that Christians are overbearing with their rules and seem to want to impose their rules on everyoneContinue reading “Do Christians Pick And Choose Which Rules They Want To Follow?”

Can We Know Anything for Sure?

Many today fail to see the importance of grounding their reasoning process in reality in spite of the fact that whatever is not based on reality is un-reality, in other words, unreal. The slippery slope of subjectivism and relativism is the result of such “reasoning” manufactured in the imaginations of the mind rather than inContinue reading “Can We Know Anything for Sure?”