To what extent should churches and pastors engage in politics?

Each day, I have a short (“short” is relative) discussion with the junior high pastor (Jack) at my church about any topic related to theology, culture, or practical living. We rotate who chooses the question every day. Today, the question was the title to this post. I plan on posting one or two takeaways from…

China Daily reports on a student’s conversion

China Daily, China’s official English newspaper, ran a short article yesterday about a college student’s conversion to Jesus. This is pretty amazing, given the fact that China is still a communist nation, and the newspaper is government owned.  Even though persecution exists there, this story shows that God is most definitely working in China.  Let’s be…

Israel Crosses the Jordan

Part 2 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Last time, we saw that the meta-narrative of the Bible is that God is making a people for himself from all the families of the earth.  There’s so many chapters to this story, but let’s move ahead a few books to Joshua 3-4….

All the Families of the Earth

Series Index All the Families of the Earth Israel Crosses the Jordan Solomon Dedicates the Temple Let the Coastlands Rejoice! Jesus Dies on the Cross Peter and Cornelius The Diverse Multitude Part 1 of a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Since eternity past, it has been God’s design to make a people for himself. …