Agonizingly Both-And: God and Race as the Inauguration Approaches
Jesus and Jazz
Franklin and Whitefield as Opposites
In the most cynical, unsympathetic, and misleading biography I have ever read, there is a magnificent paragraph about Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield.
The Deist and the Calvinist were best friends. “Franklin became Whitefield’s best American friend and, reciprocally, Whitefield…Continue Reading
Is Satan Pro-Man?
When the choice is between exalting God or exalting man, Satan is pro-man. When the choice is between exalting Satan or exalting man, Satan is pro-Satan. Here are the texts.
1. In Mark 8 Jesus told his disciples he must…Continue Reading
The Boldness of Love
He was one of the walking dead. It had almost been three years since the priest examined that suspicious spot on his left arm and looked at him with sympathy, “I’m so sorry. It’s leprosy. May God have mercy on…Continue Reading
Swords Are for Killing
In New Testament times swords were not for digging, shaving, or whittling. They were for killing. The only reason Peter cut off Malchus’s ear was that he missed (John 18:10).
But Herod didn’t miss: “He killed James the brother of…Continue Reading
What to Pray for Our Children
Watching our children walk in the truth is high joy (3 John 1:4). Watching them walk away from it is crushing (2 Samuel 18:33).
To lay hold on this joy and to prevent this pain we must pray daily (sometimes…Continue Reading
9 Ways to Pray for Your Soul
Here are some ways to pray for yourself so that you're praying in sync with the way God works.
1. For the desire of my heart to be toward God and his Word.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies and…