Tag: Christianity

Dead Men Walking

Paul had raised the ante of his accusations against the Corinthian leaders from sexual immorality to idolatry. Note that Paul did not recommend that the faithful Corinthian Christians make the effort to save those who had been captured by idolatry.…

The Victory of Christ

Rodney Stark has written another great book, The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success (Random House, 2005). In recent years, a number of important books have offered a counter-narrative to the version of European…

Constitutional Clarity

I have been reading The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World by W. Cleon Skousen. It is the curriculum for the current 9/12 Project groups that have sprung up across the nation. From another source, I found…

True Freedom

God gives us impossible conundrums in order to show us our own folly, weakness and inability. Once we understand that we can’t understand everything about God, we can then surrender the effort to try to understand, an effort that leads…

Speaking of Tongues

I am arguing that the correct understanding of the miracle of tongues, broadly speaking, is the transmission of the gospel into one’s native language. That transmission can come in a variety of ways, through both extraordinary (Acts 2) and ordinary…

What is a Christian?

What makes a person Christian? It sounds like a simple question, but it has been complicated by sin and history. Jesus’ first sermon set the standard — “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). Clearly, Christians…

Antithesis

1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Paul did not preach with lofty speech or persuasive words of wisdom. The focus of Paul’s preaching and testimony was not on the words he used, but on the content of the message he proclaimed. He wasn’t…

Why Men Hate Going To Church

I just finished reading “Why Men Hate Going to Church.” Murrow’s book was very hopeful, until I finished it. He has put his finger on a real problem — the feminization of Christianity. But the problem is even wider, it…