For Those Who Suffer, a Promise in Christ.

Our culture can’t resist a tragic ending. It feasts on what could have been, those moments in which life stories could have been altered through an impossible amount of micro-managing. The what if? question tears open the stitches of time and has us poke the wounds of the past, torturing ourselves with the cheap hope that lingering in … More For Those Who Suffer, a Promise in Christ.

If Character Matters this Election Season, then Demonstrate Some to Your Fellow Brethren.

A divisive spirit has wrenched the body of Christ in an armbar since presidential campaign coverage has begun months ago—and Satan must be delighted. The church has managed to savage itself in one election cycle, all because of the effect of what I call the “Gospel of Attachment to Trump.” It seems that a concerning number of … More If Character Matters this Election Season, then Demonstrate Some to Your Fellow Brethren.

Cruel Contours of this Election: The Evangelical Political Divorce

“I’m voting for Donald Trump.” In this election season, there is no better conversation-killer among evangelical circles than uttering such a confession. A continental divide exists between evangelical Christians who are #NeverTrump and those who will be voting for Mr. Trump come November 8th. The charge against those who support Trump is that they have sacrificed … More Cruel Contours of this Election: The Evangelical Political Divorce

Prayer Points for the Persecuted Church

A popular military aphorism characterizes the price paid for combat service, “All gave some and some gave all.” For the Gospel, the persecuted church gives its all in the shadows of government persecution. A concerning number of nations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia blacklist Christianity through making church services, evangelism, and Bible-reading illegal. … More Prayer Points for the Persecuted Church

Counteracting the Privatization of Faith

Certainly, the separation of church and state has fostered favorable conditions for the Great Commission to flourish. Detached from the church, the state cannot dictate its temporal policies to the church. In conjunction, the church no longer shuffles between maintaining political power—a practice that often led to the extortion of faith for increased political muscle—and … More Counteracting the Privatization of Faith

The Value of Prayer During Turbulent Times

When America was a fledgling collection of colonies contained to the east of the Appalachian mountains, frontiersman were trailblazing the forests of the Ohio River Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. If there was one bit of instruction that colonial frontiersman gained from the Native Americans, it was the lesson of simply sitting in stillness … More The Value of Prayer During Turbulent Times