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The bride of Christ is a hot mess

I am sometimes asked why I focus on the new birth so much. The question can be asked and answered on many different levels, but the foundational answer is that our condition is desperate.  
Like the Laodiceans (Rev. 3:18), we need to buy refined …

6 Practical Reasons to Study Eschatology

Harold Camping has a lot to answer for, not least that his outlandish views about the end of the world have increased skepticism, even among Christians, about the value of studying eschatology. Let me try to win you back by providing six practical rea…

A hymn for when life is not terrific (Paul Levy)

At the risk of treading on Jeremy’s turf may I recommend the following hymn written by my good friend and colleague Peter Dickson of Trinity Church Aberdeen. It can be sung to Coe Fen (which is a bit tricky at first but grows on you – a bit of gravitas…

An Urgent Request from China

UPDATE (9/28/12): I received this email from my contact in China. Do continue to pray for the Seminary.  I was just informed that our new location was “searched and investigated” by the police.  Luckily, we did our homework and they didn’t find anything.  But I was told the police still think “something was fishy” about […]

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Math Pep Talk

Just returned from giving a short math pep talk to an Algebra II class at the small academy that we run in our church.  Our wonderful math teacher had expressed to me she was concerned about some of the early performances she was seeing in the class.  I asked her if I could give them […]

Unintended Consequences

A veteran youth minister evaluates the state of youth ministry and “big church”–he doesn’t like what he sees: We look at our youth group now and we feel good. But the youth group of today is the church of tomorrow, and study after study suggests that what we are building for the future is … […]

Should I vote for the lesser of two evils?

A few weeks ago I linked to R C Sproul’s article on Principled Voting and received the following question, which I received permission to post on the blog: I get the reasoning of “every vote is a vote for the lesser of two evils” (as someone put it), but I also have a really hard…

The question that changed my life

What would you be willing to attempt for God if you knew you could not fail? 
We all have them: life-changing moments, you know, the ones where the world seems to stand still and you come face to face with something that just about engulfs you.