3 Good Things and 3 Bad Things About ‘The Shack’

Some people I meet say “The Shack” is one of the most powerful and spiritually helpful books they’ve ever read. Others say it is one of the most dangerous deceptions of the last 200 years. Personally I have not read the book, but I did see the movie, so based on the film adaptation of the book, I … [Read more...]

Should Christians Long for the ‘Good Ol’ Days’?

As we begin a new year, we have been inundated with countless retrospectives of the year past (in sports, politics, movies, music, deaths), along with various predictions for the year coming (some positive, some ominous). In any case, whenever a new year begins, we all become acutely aware of the … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Books of 2016

The other day I received an email from Goodreads, telling me about my “year in books” — so far in 2016, I’ve read 7,834 pages, with my shortest book being 80 pages, and my longest being 672 pages. There is no way I would have been able to read this much if I didn’t respond to Goodreads’ “reading … [Read more...]

4 Things for Christians to Remember in the Aftermath of the Election

I have been out of the country recently so I realize I’m late to the game on this, but I couldn't let this contentious and unusual election season pass without some commentary from a pastoral perspective. Donald Trump has been elected to serve as president of the United States, which has left some … [Read more...]

Are the Unborn Human Beings?

It is curious to me that we are not hearing more about abortion in this election season, especially after Chris Wallace presented the issue to presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the candidates’ debate last month. Immigration, the economy, ISIS, gun control laws, lewd … [Read more...]

The ‘Faith, Fully’ Writing Project – Exploring the Faith of Americans (Letter 2)

Brad King, a professor at Ball State, has started a “collaborative letter-writing project” called “Faith, Fully,” in which he is accepting letters from people of various faiths and worldviews across the nation to answer questions posed monthly by Brad. Both Josh Holowell, New Life’s church planting … [Read more...]

The ‘Faith, Fully’ Writing Project – Exploring the Faith of Americans

Brad King, a professor at Ball State, has started a “collaborative letter-writing project” called “Faith, Fully,” in which he is accepting letters from people of various faiths and worldviews across the nation to answer questions posed monthly by Brad. Both Josh Holowell, New Life’s church planting … [Read more...]

Mars Hill – Essential Listening for the Thinking Christian

R.C. Sproul said we live in what "may be the most anti-intellectual period in the history of Western civilization.” J.P. Moreland said “the contemporary Christian mind is starved, and as a result we have small, impoverished souls.” C.S. Lewis said “God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any … [Read more...]