Two subtle but significantly different ways we can approach scripture.
Sin is more terrible than we understand or acknowledge, but not more deep than the mercy of the God we dismiss and disobey.
As Christians the gospel should shape our values and perspectives on all issues, and here I would like to offer the example of one man whose perspective on one of these was indeed formed by his commitment to Jesus. His name was Paulus Orosius.
We recommit Whitefield’s mistake by participating in the normalized sins of our age. Take care not to take part in them. They might be normal, but they are not right.
. . . the miner and the grocer were not people who had a ‘ministry’ like a professional pastor or Christian worker, yet they had a huge impact for the kingdom of God.
I have wondered if the way we practice church gatherings is too attendance-based to prompt much opportunity for meaningful fellowship and mutual love.
An experience of healing, by faith in the character of God, expressed by prayer.
Community is built into Christianity, much like smartphones are made to be hooked into the internet.
The best Bible commentaries are like seasoned adventure guides – they know their terrain well and have long experience of sharing it with others.
Some words from the past that offer a helpful perspective on the issue of supposedly ‘boring’ testimonies…