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The Eschatology of Parenting

Yesterday I helped a toddler clean up a 44 ounce cup of Coke Zero he’d spilled everywhere (yes, it was mine; and no, there were not 44 ounces left remaining in it when he found it). I answered forty questions about whether Jesus made Lego blocks (so stay tuned for my new sermon series on “The Logos and the Legos”). And I disciplined a tantrum thrower and a sulker. All [...]

By |December 2018|

Parenting 101

Does it seem like parenting has gotten more complicated? I mean, as far as I can tell, back in the day parents basically tried to feed their kids, clothe them, and keep them away from explosives. Now our kids have to sleep on their backs (no wait, their tummies; no never mind, their backs), while listening to Baby Mozart surrounded by scenes of Starry, Starry Night. They have to be [...]

By |December 2018|

Christian Character in Public Office

We live in a day of considerable political turmoil; when public emotion is being whipped up by populists bent on personal gain; and when the qualities of true statesmanship, once admired by everyone, are in short supply. Even evangelical Christians, now, are prepared to support men of bad character when specific policy gains are dangled as carrots. That is not to say that we are entirely bereft of good men [...]

By |October 2018|

What does a lack of discernment prove?

1) Lack of Discernment Is Proof of Spiritual Immaturity In the closing verses of Hebrews 5, the author of this great letter warns his readers against apostasy, against straying from the faith: About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the [...]

By |July 2018|

Being a Good Samaritan

One of the biggest challenges for Christians who have grown up in the church and have been raised on Bible stories from infancy is to hear them in the way the original audience did. Many Bible accounts are so familiar to us, that we never really stop to think them through. Jesus’ parable of The Good Samaritan is a case in point. The term “Good Samaritan” has found its way [...]

By |June 2018|

Millenials and the Gospel

A week or two ago I was reading, as I often do, Tim Challies’s daily blog. The observations he was making about millennials struck me as having exceptional insight. Take a look and see if what he writes strikes a chord with you in your own interactions with millennials at your workplace, in your retail outlet, at your gym – or even in your home … We hear a lot [...]

By |February 2018|

Friendship with the World?

Jesus the friend of sinners Jesus was well known (but not always well-regarded) as a friend of sinners.1 We rightly rejoice in the friendship that Jesus extends – when we see ourselves as the sinners whom he befriends. But the red flags come out when we hear about Christians today who choose to pursue close associations with known sinners. Many church-goers shy away from this sort of thing. We worry [...]

By |February 2018|

There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother

Why are you friends with your friends? How would you answer that question? Many of us may not be able to identify any particular reason why we befriend someone. People become friends because they have similar interests or hobbies. Others are drawn together by similar situations or experiences, such as those who are brought together for treatment for an illness or disease. Other questions to consider are: Are you [...]

By |February 2018|