"Evangelism As Exiles" – Elliot Clark

So many of us are in love with this present world, yet it seems we’d rather keep the world — or, more accurately, its sinners — at much more than arm’s length. Far too often we’re a happy and hope-filled people as long as our churches are prospering, as long as we have a seatContinue reading “"Evangelism As Exiles" – Elliot Clark”

“Altar Ego” – Craig Groeschel

You are not yet who you are supposed to be. You were made for more than you’ve settled for. We all self-identify in different ways; if you want to know how you view yourself, think about what your first answers are when someone says, “Tell me about yourself.” We often start those answers with ourContinue reading ““Altar Ego” – Craig Groeschel”

Thoughts to drive us – an old guy on the Bible

Paul speaks of a “wisdom of God hidden in a mystery, which God ordained before the world” (1 Corinthians 2:7). God’s wisdom is Christ, for Christ, we are told, is “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:30). This wisdom remains hidden in a mystery. It is to this that the title ofContinue reading “Thoughts to drive us – an old guy on the Bible”

“Explicit Gospel” – Matt Chandler

For some reason – namely, our depravity – we have a tendency to think that the cross saves us from past sin, but after we are saved, we have to take over and clean ourselves up. This sort of thinking is devastating to the soul. We call this the “assumed gospel,” and it flourishes whenContinue reading ““Explicit Gospel” – Matt Chandler”