Dolly Parton Tops Christian Charts

(This is one you need to hear) She might now be 74, but that has not slowed Dolly Parton, with her new song, “There Was Jesus”, going to number one. A known Country music star, Parton collaborated with Zach Williams, who also wrote the song. This is Parton’s first number on the Christian charts. “HavingContinue reading “Dolly Parton Tops Christian Charts”

He Isn’t as Hidden as You Think

Many non-Christians have argued that if God were real, he would speak audibly or show himself to those who ask. Atheist Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say to God if he faced him in the next life. Russell’s response: “God, you gave us insufficient evidence.” Non-Christians aren’t the only ones who struggleContinue reading “He Isn’t as Hidden as You Think”

Some Call It Tyranny

An injunction has been issued against John MacArthur and his California church preventing them from holding indoor worship services for now. It is the latest twist in a longrunning dispute between Grace Community Church and Los Angeles County over the former’s refusal to suspend in-person worship services inside its building. The continuation of in-person servicesContinue reading “Some Call It Tyranny”

When Male and Female Was Normal

One of the biggest challenges to Christians who would argue for a notion like “biblical manhood and womanhood” is that the very idea sounds strange to modern audiences. It often sounds like Christians are trying to impose a sort of playacting or subjective role-playing on others. Yet being a man or a woman shouldn’t beContinue reading “When Male and Female Was Normal”

Christian Colleges in Crisis. What It Means to All of Us

Whether you describe it as a decadent society or a decaying culture or a democracy dying in darkness, 2020 has given us a taste for what Cormac McCarthy once described as “the frailty of everything revealed at last.” We have been frail for a very long time, but what we could deny before has beenContinue reading “Christian Colleges in Crisis. What It Means to All of Us”

We Cling to the Scripture

It’s a Sunday evening and we’re just kids—black kids, in fact. We should be outdoors in fading daylight, slurping Mama’s homemade ice cream, catching fireflies, watching our parents laugh with neighbors, changing the record player—turning it low to soft-serenade our long-running, after-church meal. Instead, dinner’s over and we kids are back at church. And getContinue reading “We Cling to the Scripture”