What Has Happened to Patriotism

“Obviously, as Christians we are to live as strangers, exiles, aliens, and pilgrims on this earth. Is there an appropriate place in the Christian life to be patriotic? If so, what is it? And at what point does our patriotism go too far?” Yes, I think there is, and I think it’s right, or atContinue reading “What Has Happened to Patriotism”

What We All Long For

Every human being longs for unfailing love. Lavish love. Focused love. Radical love. Love we can count on. Lord, I believe that Your feelings toward me are consistent with Your feelings toward Your people, Israel, for You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore I believe You bless the praying of Your words toContinue reading “What We All Long For”

The 9% Problem with Christians

Our worldview is one of the most important things about us. The English journalist and lay theologian G. K. Chesterton proved this point by using an everyday example: “For a landlady considering a lodger, it is important to know his income, but still more important to know his philosophy.” My own experience confirms the truthContinue reading “The 9% Problem with Christians”

Why Should God Care About Your Good Works?

For most people, when pressed on their belief in the eternal usually reply something like this: Yes, there may be a God; they will concede. But “I’m not worried,” they say. “I’m a good person, after all, and God will judge me accordingly.” I’d like to explore a different approach, by examining what people meanContinue reading “Why Should God Care About Your Good Works?”