Songless Saints

I was on a scriptural safari. Prowling through the Ephesian letter, I was tracking an elusive, totally unrelated verse when God’s sharp sword flashed, suddenly slicing me to the core. . . . speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19) EveryoneContinue reading “Songless Saints”

Reaching the Next Generation

“How pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). Paul also calls for faithful Christian churches to imitate the Trinitarian Godhead of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by encouraging unity within their memberships (Ephesians 2:19-22). The church not only reflects Christ, but also the culture in which it exists. Today,Continue reading “Reaching the Next Generation”

Talk Jesus Whether You’re Radiant or Reviled

There’s a fascinating tension in the Bible, and it’s mirrored in the titles of two forthcoming books. Here’s the biblical tension: “Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Pet. 2:12). PeterContinue reading “Talk Jesus Whether You’re Radiant or Reviled”

Talk Jesus Whether You’re Radiant or Reviled

There’s a fascinating tension in the Bible, and it’s mirrored in the titles of two forthcoming books. Here’s the biblical tension: “Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Pet. 2:12). Source:Continue reading “Talk Jesus Whether You’re Radiant or Reviled”