William Still… Yet Speaking

People who are too easily intimidated by the wickedness of any one generation and who panic over things which go wrong, are living so near their own day that they have lost the message of the ages which is full of such seeming disasters. It is they who run with their poultices and eyewash to…

One Coin

Proverbs 26:4–5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. How ought those who seek to be wise respond to those who persist in foolishness? In these two verses we find two principles…

And I Quote… April 18

The kingdom of God turns the Darwinist narrative of the survival of the fittest upside down. When the church honors and cares for the vulnerable among us, we are not showing charity. We are simply recognizing the way the world really works, at least in the long run. The child with Down syndrome on the…

God’s Smuggler | Part Three

God’s Smuggler is certainly an exciting read—but sometimes the questions it raises of our own hearts are rather uncomfortable. Chapter Seven: Behind the Iron Curtain Our swiftly changing culture can often make the cause of the gospel seem hopeless, tempting us to fury or despair. Seeing the power of Communism for the first time, Brother…

Friday Findings—April 15

I Wish I Was Rich “Generosity isn’t about how much you have, but what you do with the bit you do have.” Why Hospitality Beats Entertaining “[H]ere is my advice to myself: Forego the empty pleasure of entertaining. Serve instead the high-heaped feast of hospitality, even as it has been served to you.” 3 Ways…

Jonathan Edwards… Yet Speaking

[I]f persons have the will of God concerning their actions, suggested to them by some text of Scripture suddenly brought to their minds—which text, as the words lay in the Bible before they came to their minds, related to the action and behaviour of some other person—it alters not the case. The suggestion being accompanied…

Re•view

In our journey through the “ologies,” we have covered quite a bit of ground. Theology Proper Trinity Christology Pneumatology Anthropology Hamartiology Soteriology Angelology Eschatology Bibliology Ecclesiology These are many more terms used in theology—but these are the main headings most frequently used. Before we move on to the next series, take the time to review what…

The Story We All Need to Hear

This is a lightly edited version of a letter I recently wrote to an inmate struggling with drug addiction and its consequences. I have removed his name and any details that could identify him—but the story of the gospel that he needs to hear is not one that we can repeat too often. Your story…

And I Quote—April 11

Jesus propitiated the holy wrath of God against our sin by suffering the full penalty for it in our place. Jesus does not argue our worthiness, He argues His substitution. We may not be worthy to be forgiven, but He is worthy to forgive us. J. D. Greear, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How…