Don’t push your gifts

God often calls us to things outside our comfort zone. But sometimes we can take it too far and end up stretched beyond our gifting. When that happens, we better pull back quickly to Christ—or risk burning out.
He messaged me while I was on a tr…

Day 2 — 2013 National Conference

Today is day two of our 2013 National Conference, No Compromise: Standing for the Truth of God’s Word. Christians began arriving as early as 7am this morning and at 10pm there were still Christians enjoying fellowship, discussing the Scriptures, …

Less A Problem of What the Spirit is Doing and More a Problem of What We Say

Since the early 19th century American Christianity has been largely dominated by a revival of the original Anabaptist theology, piety, and practice. One can transpose much of what took place in the 19th century over the fist generation Anabaptists (1520s) and it . . . Continue reading →

Should Christians Abstain from Lent?

Ligon Duncan (RTS) and Ken Stewart (Covenant College) independently raise some questions and concerns about the renewed interest in observing Lent.

5 Purposes of Moral Education

A helpful summary from philosopher J. Budziszewski.

Lifelong Love

No one could ask for better in-laws than mine.  It is not only because they gave their beautiful daughter to an undeserving guy.  They have been ones who through the years have constantly encouraged us, supported our family and ministry through their labors and gifts, and given us invaluable counsel (to the point Miriam’s dad […]

CCEF in the UK

London, thriving metropolis and home of Big Ben, the crown jewels and the Houses of Parliament, is also home tomorrow to CCEF. Changing Hearts UK is a one day conference introducing Biblical Counseling and the CCEF model to a British audience of pastor…

Modern Reformation Conversations – Rev. Zach Keele

How many of you skim the first chapter of Matthew?  (It’s all right, we did it too.)  This month, we talk to Rev. Zach Keele of Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church about the genealogies listed in Scripture–their purpose, their scope, and the fidelity of God’s promise.

A La Carte (2/22)

Earth As Art – “This set of images is all about showing off the ‘beauty of the Earth,’ says Lawrence Friedl, the director of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program and the editor of a project called Earth as Art. “We want people to look at these images and say, ‘How did nature do that?’” It’s great art, even if they’re asking the wrong question.

The God of Open Options – “The false god of limitless choices, like those at a coffeehouse, is enslaving modern Americans.” This article from Christianity Today speaks of how to resist him.

Time Machine – This is a neat story of an elderly man who received quite a surprise when he restored an old car.

Keep Calm and Carry On – Carl Trueman offers some help in thinking through the latest news surrounding Tim Tebow. I believe his second point is particularly important.

The Day that Changed History – The Atlantic asks historians this question: “What day most changed the course of history?” Not surprisingly, they receive a wide array of answers. I would probably pick a different day than each of them. 

The Science of Porn Addiction – “It’s the number one topic for internet searches, but do we ever consider how pornography can have lasting neuroplastic effects? Discover the hard science behind the ‘porn epidemic’ – the internet’s drug of choice.” I’m glad to see this topic covered outside the Christian world!

When Satan tells me I am a sinner he comforts me immeasurably, since Christ died for sinners. —Martin Luther

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Crossing the Tracks

Book review of “Crossing the Tracks” by Dolphus Weary