Martin Luther helped spark a revival in the church that continues today. If you worship Jesus at any Protestant congregation, you can thank this German monk. The son of a copper miner, Martin Luther was an exceptionally bright young man. He began studying law at the university level when he was only 13, and he … Continue reading Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses
Here are some perspectives on Halloween from Christians: On Mission This Halloween - Jeff Vanderstelt What does a Christian need to know about Halloween? - James Harleman What are your thoughts on Halloween? - John Piper Sent into the Harvest: Halloween on Mission - David Mathis
I am passionate about gospel-centered ministry and interpretation. Perhaps Luke 24:27 has influenced me recently more than any other verse. After Jesus' resurrection, he is walking to Emmaus with two disciples. They are depressed because Jesus has died and they thought he was the Messiah. Jesus snaps them out of their depression and tells them … Continue reading The Psalms and Jesus
Have you ever noticed how seemingly flippant the apostles quote the Old Testament in relation to Jesus? On the surface, it appears that they use the Hebrew Scriptures as a grab bag, just pulling whatever the want out of context in order to built up Jesus' reputation. This could not be further from the truth. … Continue reading Psalm 16 and Jesus
You don't know my sister Amy. She lives in China with her husband and she likes to write. She is incredibly talented and has a mind for crafting words and phrases. She blogs at Letters from the Sky and often posts her creative writing. She's in a writer's club and today's post is a short story … Continue reading Break Time Blog
Mark Vernon is an agnostic journalist who writes for the Guardian in the U.K. His opinion column on October 19 was about a new book by a sociologist on the origin of religion. I can't comment about the book, or Vernon's comments about the book. I wanted to touch on the second paragraph in his column was … Continue reading Is Religion a Cognitive Mistake?
Ask the average Christian how they were saved and most will include, at some point in their story, that "I asked Jesus into my heart." I've said it before, too. I think it's okay to say with the right theological framework; however it is a very loaded phrase. I am currently reading Graeme Goldsworthy's Gospel-Centered … Continue reading Jesus-in-my-heart-ism
This is an 18-minute documentary by Crossway based on John Piper's new book Bloodlines. This film features Piper as he walks through his personal story of growing up in the segregated town of Greenville, South Carolina. http://vimeo.com/28323716
The term “canon” was first used to describe the doctrines which made up the essential beliefs and practices of the Christian church. Later on, and now today, the canon refers to the Scriptures that Christians regard as divinely inspired by God and contain true and right doctrine. The Greek word for canon originally meant “reed” … Continue reading New Testament Canon 101
Matthew and Luke are the only two Gospels that provide us with a genealogy of Jesus' birth. They are, for the most part, vastly different. One could argue that the Gospels must be false because the family trees do not sync! Someone could also conclude either Matthew or Luke (or both) were mistaken on Jesus’ true ancestry. This … Continue reading Why Do Matthew and Luke’s Genealogies of Jesus Differ?