It happens more often than I’d like to admit. In the quiet stillness of the early morning, my ambition is to read the Bible. But I’ll frequently spend those opportune moments scanning through tweets, posts, and Internet articles instead of probing the depths of God’s Word. Endless Information I’ve noticed that when my reading consists … Continue reading An Anchor in the Information Age
If I had walked in late to the final plenary session at the inaugural Cross Conference, I would have simply thought I was listening to an impassioned sermon. But Pastor David Platt’s point in that session was to demonstrate that Scripture itself can be preached and the word of God should evoke a response at … Continue reading How to Memorize Entire Books of the Bible
While many people object to the Common Core standards in part or in whole, Christians should favor any educational reform that pushes higher reading standards. The Common Core State Standards attempt to wrangle the diverse education standards of each state into a "common core" of learning outcomes for every student in the nation. According to … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care about New Literacy Standards
Biblical Christianity is sadly misunderstood both by Christians and non-Christians alike. The most persistent misunderstandings about Christianity seem to grow out of religious and philosophical pluralism in the U.S. Pluralism says that every religion is equally true and valid. No religious adherents, therefore, can claim exclusive rights to the "truth" or impose their beliefs on … Continue reading Should Christians Really Stop Saying These 6 Things?
Immediately following the Ravens' victory over the 49ers in the Superbowl the award ceremony began. As millions watched we heard from the owner of the team, the coach, the quarterback...and then we heard from Ray Lewis. The Gospel According to Ray If you're not a huge football fan, Ray Lewis is the legendary (some would … Continue reading Was Ray Lewis Right?–Romans 8:31 in Context