One Way a Very Public Christian Spoke
On September 13, 1980, Charles Malik gave an address called “The Two Tasks” at the opening of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He was the Lebanese Ambassador to the United States. The message was so seminal that in…Continue Reading
Answering Radio Interviewers on Why Suffering
Scott Simon interviewed the Jesuit priest James Martin on NPR Saturday morning, March 6. Martin just published The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life (Harper One, 2010). The last question Simon asked was this:…Continue Reading
Theological Reasons for Wordiness
I just read Numbers 7 on my annual way through the Bible. I read every word. It is one of the longest, most repetitive chapters in the Bible.
From verse 12 to verse 83 Moses describes the offerings that each…Continue Reading
An Opportunity to Join God's Work in Japan
Another Approach to Preaching God's Love
This Politician Was Passionate for Precious Doctrine
William Wilberforce was driven in his political, emancipation efforts by a clear doctrinal understanding of what Christianity was. Pray that those today who care deeply about social justice will be as vigilant to righteous action in right thinking.
He was…Continue Reading
Unconditional Is the Ground of Conditional
Some Bible passages make crystal clear what we must not assume when reading other Bible passages. For example, consider Exodus 33:13 where Moses prays to God,
If I have found favor in your sight,
please show me now your…