And I Quote… October 24

All human communities live out of some story that provides a context for understanding the meaning of history and gives shape and direction to their lives. If we allow the Bible to become fragmented, it is in danger of being absorbed into whatever other story is shaping our culture, and it will thus cease to…

The Pilgrim’s Progress | Part Six

  Chapter Nine—Refreshment at God’s River Christian and Hopeful’s reflections on the monument to Lot’s wife are a model of how to respond to those that have fallen to destruction. The failures of others should always lead us to self-examination rather than self-congratulation. If we escape the temptations that have caused others to fall, it…

Per•i•co•pe

is a term that scholars most often use to refer to the individual stories about and teachings of Jesus that come together to form the canonical gospels. It is also used more generally to refer to any section of Scripture that remains a complete literary unit even when it is “cut out” (the literal meaning…

The Ultimate Bushel Basket

Believers are called to proclaim the gospel. The good news of what God accomplished through the work of His Son and is even now applying through the ongoing work of the Spirit is too good to be hidden under a bushel basket. Silence is not an option. This good news that we are called to…

And I Quote… October 17

Worldliness is that system of values, in any given age, which has at its center our fallen human perspective, which displaces God and his truth from the world, and which makes sin look normal and righteousness seem strange. It thus gives great plausibility to what is morally wrong and, for that reason, makes what is…

Friday Findings—October 14

Stop the Revolution. Join the Plodders “What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church—a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and glory with…