Tag: Christian Life

Faith, Reason, and Regeneration

One more thing needs to be said by way of understanding faith and reason. I alluded to this briefly in a late edit to yesterday’s blog post, but I need to expand upon it. Here’s a somewhat more complete statement: Faith in God is entirely rational, but rationality will...

My Goals In the Same-Sex “Marriage” Debate

I think I ought to be open about what I’m trying to accomplish in the same-sex “marriage” (SSM) debate. There are essentially three groups of people: those who are convinced SSM is wrong/impossible, those who think it is a great idea, and those who are potentially persuadable either way....

Finally: A Blog For You!

This is the first blog of its kind, as far as I’ve been able to discover, so I invite you to check out what’s different and how I’m rebuilding it with you in mind. There’s more to learn about the uniqueness of this blog at my introductory blog post....

Les Misérables and the Surprising Gospel of Grace

“That was perfect.” That's what my wife and I said to each other the first time we saw Les Misérables on stage several years ago. Through the generosity of others who have helped pay for tickets, I've been privileged to see it twice since then. I still think it's...

“Faith Seeking Understanding,” edited by David Marshall

Book Review I’ve just spent hours in the company of outstanding Christian leaders: the late Dr. Paul Brand and Dr. Ralph Winter, to begin with. Not every book conveys such a warm sense of Christian fellowship, but David Marshall’s edited volume Faith Seeking Understanding: Essays in Memory of Paul...

Compassion Series Part 2

Christianity is first of all about God our Creator and King; and about Christ’s work reconciling us, whom he had created in his image but who rejected him, back to a full and right relationship with him and with all of his works. Everything else flows out of that,...

Preparing for Persecution

The world is changing on us. Tuesday night after the election results were made known, I tweeted this short word… History teaches: Bad times are bad. Wrong decisions matter. Still God’s kingdom has survived and thrived in worse times; always will. … and I went to bed. Wednesday morning...

Reposting: Your Vote In This Election

You have to vote. You have to vote tomorrow. I'm making an exception to my policy of not posting on politics. The times demand it. I'll still refrain from naming names, since that's one aspect of my policy I still don't want to violate. I'll speak on a principle...