As we start our fourth year, we thank God for His Grace, and all our readers for your support.
We thank God for the long and fruitful life of Billy Graham, as he joins the great cloud of witnesses, for his extraordinary influence and for the model he leaves of a life well-lived and a race well-run.
It’s time to repent and acknowledge that we urgently need changes... in all of us.
“The fidelity of my parents gave my siblings’ generation a strong example to pass on to our children’s generation”.
Myth 4: If the sermon is true, all is well.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning “the practice of surrogacy, which undermines the human dignity of the woman since her body and its reproductive functions are used as a commodity”.
The decision of the French Supreme Court can be seen as a victory for defenders of freedom of expression and of conscience, in particular concerning the option of quoting a verse from the Bible about homosexuality. But it also opens the way for new legal disputes on the subject.
Outside of Genesis, what do we know about the flood?
Like housing, social welfare provision is not just a financial problem; there are social and relational aspects to consider too.
Myth 3: If a sermon is really good then listeners will not be offended.
All the thinkers who laid the first foundations of human rights were not moralising in a vacuum.
It is very important to answer this question, especially if one wants to argue for the possibility of the existence of a written Torah prior to 1000 BCE.
There is no sign of a massive turn of evangelicals to Roman Catholicism. Nonetheless, what is happening is worth investigating.
Music cannot be “Christian”, only people can take up the cross of Christ and follow him.
A look at polycentric missiology.
The creation of human-can easily become an attempt not only to meet practical needs, but emotional needs too.
Myth 2: If it bears good fruit then it is a good sermon.
As two superpowers left the Levant, a power vacuum was created. Canaan was left alone, ripe for conquest.
We do not want our churches to merely include people with disabilities, we want them to be places where people with disabilities feel they belong.
The Gospel invites us to walk with those who are despised by society.
Myth 1: Since the preacher was led by God in the preparation, it would be wrong to evaluate the sermon.
The author of Ephesians makes the point that in Christ the barriers between God and humanity, and the artificial barriers that people have put up against each other are destroyed.
A living example from the persecuted Christians in Egypt.
Child euthanasia, a reality in Belgium.
A generation that accepts uncritically that ‘you can’t say that’ will slide from unwillingness to inability to disagree with or critique the propaganda it is relentlessly fed.
It is possible that the unnamed deliverer who saved the kingdom of Israel from the oppression and threat of the Arameans is none other than Adad-Nirari III himself.