Upcoming Book of the Month!

This Saturday will begin a four-part review of Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. It will be available in hardback at the church this Sunday and is also available in the Kindle and Nook stores. More details on this convicting book will be coming soon!

And I Quote—February 29

Worry is a form of pride because when believers are filled with anxiety, they are convinced that they must solve all the problems in their lives in their own strength. The only god they trust in is themselves. When believers throw their worries upon God, they express their trust in his mighty hand, acknowledging that…

Tempted and Tried—Part Four

This article concludes the essay posted last week. Yet after a seemingly endless string of triumphs, Satan met defeat in the wilderness near the Jordan River. The temptations that Jesus faced then are, at the core, the same temptations that we face today. You may never have been tempted to turn stones into bread—but all…

Friday Findings—February 26

I Feel I Think I Believe “[W]e as Christians must know what we believe and we must believe these things with strength and confidence. It is not wrong to feel, but it is not enough.”   Freedom of Expression in a Photoshop World: The Beauty of Understatement “Ultimately, it is the bigness and unsurpassed beauty…

An•thro•pol•o•gy

Anthropology, coming from the Greek words anthropos (meaning man) and logos, (meaning word) is the study of mankind. Unlike most theological terms, anthropology is widely used in other disciplines as well, (e.g. cultural anthropology, evolutionary anthropology). Theological anthropology is concerned with what the Bible says about the origin, nature, and destiny of human beings. God…

Flirting with Bubbles

Children enjoy blowing bubbles, and parents are thankful because bubbles are relatively inexpensive, clean, and safe. Yes, there is the occasional stray bubble that splashes soap into someone’s eye and requires a bit of attention, but bubbles usually don’t present any imminent dangers. Young adults like to play with bubbles too. But these bubbles are…

And I Quote—February 22

You can think too highly of your interpretations of Scripture, but you cannot think too highly of Scripture’s interpretation of itself. You can exaggerate your authority in handling the Scriptures, but you cannot exaggerate the Scriptures’ authority to handle you. You can use the word of God to come to wrong conclusions, but you cannot…

Friday Findings—February 19

Francis Schaeffer on the Double Task of the Christian This short extract reminds us of the balance we must always strive for in the Christian life. Disability Does Not Justify Abortion Standing for the sanctity of life is not optional—no matter what the circumstances. How To Be Conformed to the World Being transformed into the…