Lecrae: Gravity

Today marks the release of Gravity, the newest project from Lecrae, the most prominent of the Christian rappers. I received an advance copy of the album and, being entirely underqualified to judge or review it, sat down with my friend Sope (a.k.a….

Delighting in the Trinity

It’s a feeling every reader knows and loves, and perhaps especially the reader of theology. It is the feeling that comes as you read a book and find yourself thinking “This could change everything.” There are some books that go straig…

A La Carte (9/4)

Christian Tribalism – Thabiti: “Dare anyone deny that Christians are among the most tribal of peoples in the world?  I’m not thinking of the way Christians may legitimately distinguish the church from the world, the saved from the…

Confessions of an evangelical pastor registered as an independent voter

I first attended an evangelical church in the late 1970s. I was born again by the end of the decade at age 13. I began to pay attention to politics, with an eye on how they played out in the church. Because the church I attended was Southern Baptist, …

Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church

Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the religious and political figure who founded the Unification Church, died early Monday in South Korea at the age of 92. His funeral will be held on September 15 after two weeks of mourning.
Unification Church Introduction an…

Inconvenienced by Inconvenience

It is Labor Day today, and we anticipate spending the day with friends. We will be spending the day with these particular friends because a few weeks ago they emailed and said, “We want to do something on Labor Day. With you. At your house.&#8221…

A La Carte (9/3)

With a new month are plenty of new Kindle deals. Here are a few worth checking out: Church Planter by Darren Patrick ($3.99), God at Work by Gene Veith ($4.99), Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey ($3.99), The New Testament Documents by F.F. Bruce. You ca…

Does the Arabic Quran perfectly preserve what Muhammad recited?

The Cairo edition of the Arabic Quran is based on readings that in a “small number of cases” contradict earlier sources and whose text is “often at odds with manuscript evidence.”

Does the Arabic Quran perfectly preserve what Muhammad recited? is a post from Is the Quran the Word of God?

Reclaiming the Priesthood of All Believers

In the first church I planted we did something strange, but we were tying to communicate something important.
In the Sunday program, normally you would print the name of the church, phone number, and the obligatory: “Ed Stetzer, Pastor.” Instead we li…

My Naughty Heart

John Flavel was one of the great Puritan preachers and authors. Much of Flavel’s ministry was toward sailors, so he often relied on nautical metaphors and terminology. In An Honest, Well Experienced Heart, Adam Embry shares a poem titled “M…