Get Off the Cruise Ship and into the Rescue Boat

When describing the difficulty in creating a more thoughtful version of Christianity in America, I sometimes describe the Church as a large ocean liner. If we, as Christian Case Makers, hope to have a significant impact on what appears to be a sometimes uninformed (or apathetic) Christian culture, we must turn this large ship oneContinue reading “Get Off the Cruise Ship and into the Rescue Boat”

In My World, Christianity Is Seen as a Threat

Growing up in India, I never imagined I would end up following Jesus Christ. I belong to the Adi tribe, one of the indigenous tribes in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, located in the remote, far northeast part of the country. Members of my family practiced a traditional animistic religion that was popular in ourContinue reading “In My World, Christianity Is Seen as a Threat”

Never Give Up on Them

Is there any hope if someone imitates the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-24), wanders away from God and the Church, and lives it up in various sins season after season? Would you reply “no” to this question? If that’s what you and I think, we’ll likely never pray, let alone pray with hope, for our waywardContinue reading “Never Give Up on Them”

A Hebrew Look at Heaven

The book of Hebrews presents Christ’s offering and intercession as two central features of his priestly work. Although some interpreters locate the offering of Christ solely at the cross, Hebrews suggests that Christ, like the high priest on the Day of Atonement, presents his offering after entering the Holy of Holies — in this case,Continue reading “A Hebrew Look at Heaven”

Do the Math

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us. Rom. 8:18 After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Pet. 5:10-11 Heavenly Father, thank youContinue reading “Do the Math”