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Why We Need to Rethink "In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty"

It’s true that not everything in the Bible is of equal weight. But I am worried that we have drawn too stark a line between...

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What Happens When Christianity Doesn't Work

So often, when people come to Christ, they are promised "victory in Jesus," but what happens when Christianity doesn’t work?

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Hell Is Not Separation From God

The problem here is that hell, rather than God, has become the object of fear.

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The Gospel According to Mary

The glad tidings of Genesis 3:15—namely, that God will give Eve an offspring who will crush the serpent's head—creates faith. Yet it also initiates a...

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How to Engage the Culture Without Losing the Gospel

Q1. What are the biggest challenges facing the church today? The greatest challenge always facing the church is whether it will preach the gospel.  Not...

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Why the Church Must Become a Cross-Cultural Community

Do we believe that the gospel really has the power to create not only saved individuals but also a saved culture? The Bible proclaims such...

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How I Can Believe in a God Who Sends People to Hell

The other day, a skeptic asked me, “How can you believe in a God who would command the slaughter of innocent people in the Old...

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Should Christians Pray for God to Judge their Enemies?

One of the treasures of worship in the Christian church is the Psalter: one hundred and fifty inspired songs, many of them written by David....

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What Caitlyn Jenner Reveals About American Religion

It should go without saying that gender identity is a complex reality.

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Why You Should Avoid Stoicism and Fake Happiness When Suffering Hits

Death is not a benign friend, but a dreaded foe. How can we trust a God who lets death and tragedy constantly strike us?