There is nothing more important in Christian theology than our theology of the cross. We must speak clearly that the heart of the gospel is the good news of divine self-satisfaction through divine self-substitution. Never compromise on the cross. Never dilute the message of the cross. And never stop glorying in the cross where Christ … Continue reading Theology of the Cross
This isn't a Christmas song, but it could be. We sang it on Sunday and I remembered again why I loved this song... “When Love Came Down to Earth” Words & music by Stuart Townend When Love came down to earth and made His home with man The hopeless found a hope, the sinner found … Continue reading When Love Came Down To Earth
Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own, but belong-body and soul, in life and in death-to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. … Continue reading Only Comfort in Life & Death
The only thing more difficult than finding the truth is not losing it. What starts out as new and precious becomes plain and old. What begins a thrilling discovery becomes a rote exercise. What provokes one generation to sacrifice and passion becomes in the next generation a cause for rebellion and apathy. Why is it … Continue reading The Tip Of Your Nose
I just finished Why We Love The Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion. It is an incredible book and one of the best I’ve read on this subject. Let me ask you a couple of questions: Are you dissatisfied with your local church? Do you regularly attend a local church? Do you love … Continue reading I’m Done!
Of course, we never want to lose our sense of wonder at the gospel. Which, come to think of it, may be why the same old hymns and some old liturgies and same old sermons start sounding stale. It’s possible the church needs to change. Certainly in some areas it does. but it’s also possible … Continue reading The Gospel: The Church’s Answer
The doctrine of original sin can also help the church from drifting away from what matters most. The danger of incessant polling and trend watching is that the church’s target will always be changing. We will be forever doomed to chase relevance, manage people’s perceptions of the church, and catch up with cutting edge. The … Continue reading Church’s Main Problem: Sin