A Call to Be Truly Missional
Many of you reading this are living alongside us in a post-Christian Western culture. One where the term evangelism is a bit outdated and to be missional is in vogue. Europe and North America have become more and more like…Continue Reading
Slave-Holding as Character Suicide
Ice-Cold at the End of the Age—And White-Hot
I am a historic, premillennial, post-tribulational, evangelical Christian who thinks it is possible that, when Jesus appears visibly and bodily on the clouds to establish his earthly kingdom, the Twin Cities could be 95% born-again, Bible-believing Christians, including the mayors,…Continue Reading
The Emergence of Legal Christian Publishing in China
Can We See Jesus Better Than the Saints in the Bible?
Jesus speaks of three ways of seeing himself, each better than the one before.
- There were the people who saw him, the incarnate Son of God, and did not see the self-authenticating reality of his divine glory. They only saw…
How Piper Writes Biographical Messages
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"Where Is Your Faith?"
Why did Jesus still the storm? Imagine what the disciples might have been thinking a half-hour later.
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The sea was quiet now. And there was just breeze enough to…Continue Reading
How Responsible Are We When the World Rejects Our Message?
It is a humble impulse to feel that our weak effect on people is our own fault. And it may often be true. There are character traits in speakers that God uses to overcome resistance in hearers (Acts 11:24; Matthew…Continue Reading
Consider Loving Someone into Lovability
One of the most transforming forces in our lives is being regarded as better than we are.
There is something profound and paradoxical about the way God creates godly people by first justifying the ungodly (Romans 4:5).
Consider the order…Continue Reading