Stigma Is a Good Thing for Bad Acts
We should seek to stigmatize abortion by associating it with racism as closely as the truth warrants.
People today don’t oppose the enslavement of blacks merely because they think it's wrong. They oppose it because otherwise they would be viewed…Continue Reading
Don't Just Be Passively Hospitable
In Romans 12:13, Paul points out that one effect of God’s mercy on his people is that they “seek to show hospitality.”
Seek. Pursue. Chase after.
They are not merely willing to be hospitablewhen someone comes to the…Continue Reading
Corrective Tract for the Prosperity Gospel
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s…
President Obama Exegetes and Applies the Sermon on the Mount
What I Said to the Pastoral Staff About Unity Amid Differences
The week after Easter the pastoral staff got away for our annual pastors and wives retreat for two-and-a-half days in southern Minnesota. The aim is to deepen and strengthen our marriages and our unified vision for ministry at Bethlehem.
Thank You, Benjamin, for a Beautiful New Kitchen
The Stone Fist of His Heart Began to Bang
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Who's the Naked Guy and Why Does He Matter?
One puzzle in the passion story is, Who’s the young man running through the garden without his clothes on?
Mark 14:51–52 says,
And a young man followed [Jesus], with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized…