"As Christians, we are in the midst of war. If we never have any troubles, if we have nothing but peace, we have not been involved in this war in the midst of a generation that has rebelled against God." (Francis A. Shaeffer)
For me, it never really goes away. It’s like that sleeping bag you used to have. When you got it, it was rolled so precisely and packed neatly in its bag. Once you took it out, it has never quite fit back in that bag.
I can say that ignorance is an insufficient excuse like a blanket too short, when I pull it over my head my feet are no longer covered and the pesky reminders of inhumanity creep in one way or the other.
We must practice the skill of reading and interacting with ideas wisely so that we may think on what is good, right, beautiful, and true.
Scripture notes that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of discernment (Proverbs 9:10). Ignoring this is the first step on the road to foolish. This means that as a parent I need to practice a growing reverence and submission to God. I need to teach it and create experiences that might facilitate it in my family.
All too often Christians have compartmentalized their faith sometimes to the extent of doing harm to the Christian worldview. Put simply, faith has become so "personal" that it is no longer truly Christian faith.
I suspect most do not believe the resurrection because it is unbelievable in our materialistic culture. The resurrection has been relegated to the category of “spiritual,” and today, “spiritual” is by definition subjective. Yet according to the Scriptures, this is the one thing the resurrection cannot be. It cannot be subjective nor easily dismissed.
I've been sitting here with a blank space staring back at me for far too long. About a thousand thoughts go through my head and slightly fewer open tabs span across the top of my internet browser. It began with a simple click, returning to the issue of Bernie Sander's interaction with Russell Vought, President … Continue reading I Agree with Senator Van Hollen
I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon and watched "13 Reasons Why." It was only the first episode, but one episode was enough. Rather than giving my review or sharing how I felt a little sick to my stomach after watching, I'd like to offer a few reasons why life is better.