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Sorry, but Christianity is not about being nice

Crossway recently published an article by Dr. Michael Lawrence entitled “The Problem of Nice and the Promise of New.” It’s adapted from his book, Conversion: How God Makes a People. You may ask, “What can possibly be wrong with nice?” On the one hand, being nice is, obviously, a good thing. It’s better to live among people who are nice than among…

The glory of the God-Man

The glory of the triune God lies beyond our comprehension. We have nothing to which to compare it. The most awe-inspiring moment that any human has experienced in this life pales into nothingness compared to God’s glory. For eternity the Godhead was glorified among each other and, after the creation of angels, by those celestial beings. When God the Son came to…

Is the gospel about seeking a relationship with Jesus?

To hear many attempted presentations of the gospel, one would think that being right with God is a matter of having happy thoughts about Jesus. I heard two preachers recently emphasize that, to be right with God, one had to have a relationship with Jesus. Sadly, neither preacher talked about the righteousness of God, the justice of God, the sinlessness of Jesus,…

What Child is this?

A central point of attack against Christianity is the deity of Christ. Is Christ merely a human, is he some sort of created god, or is he eternal God? If the Bible is the authority on such matters, then we cannot help but understand that Christ is eternal God, God the Son. The first two verses of the gospel according to John…

Do we live like nonbelievers?

I recently read a convicting John Piper post that a friend shared on Facebook. John Piper posts are usually convicting! Dr. Piper was examining prayer, and he posed this question, “Do You Pray Like a Nonbeliever?” We may immediately protest, “But nonbelievers do not pray!” That, of course, is a foolish statement. Dr. Piper explains, “Of course, unbelievers do pray. They pray…

This life now

When I was growing up, sometime during the summers I was apt to express an anticipation for fall. I’ve never been a summer person! When I was a teenager, a man who worked with us at my dad’s feed mill said told me, “Don’t wish your life away.” Defensively, I denied that I was wishing my life away, but the man had…

Human wisdom and God

In his Institutes of the Christian Religion, sixteenth-century theologian John Calvin maintained that “man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” He goes on to make this point: “Man’s mind, full as it is of pride and boldness, dares to imagine a god according to its own capacity; as it sluggishly plods, indeed is overwhelmed with the crassest ignorance,…

Abusing the Scriptures: Galatians 3:28

If you ever took a class on expository preaching, you would have heard the line about the preacher who had written a great sermon and now needed a scripture to go along with it. Unfortunately, that scenario gets played out too often. The Scriptures become something to use instead of the Word of God to heed. The Bible gets especially abused by…

Living faithfully

That we live in strange times is akin to saying the sun is bright. Conservative Americans have seen their country’s moral universe turned inside out, especially with the 5-4 edict of the Supreme Court last summer pronouncing same-sex marriage the law of the land. Not only is same-sex marriage now law, we are seeing that sexual freedom trumps religious freedom. Christian bakers…

How shall we then vote?

If ignorance is indeed bliss, then those Americans unaware of this year’s presidential primary are of all people most blessed! One major Democratic candidate could (and probably should) be facing a federal indictment over how top-secret state communications were handled. The other top Democratic candidate is a self-described socialist. Not long ago, he would have been relegated to an asterisk as an…