The church—which was created by God, bought by Jesus, and empowered by the Holy Spirit—exists to reflect God’s indescribable love.
We must be marked not merely by the courage to do battle when necessary but also the gentleness, wisdom, and endurance needed to win the peace.
The natural law is an essential pillar in a Christian ethic that hopes to be faithful to the gospel in its public witness.
Jeremy Pierre | “God With Us”
What made it impossible for him to sin was not his divine nature as an acting agent, but the fact that he is the Son, in relation to the Father and Spirit, and as the Son, he speaks, acts, and chooses, gladly and willingly, to obey his Father in all things.
A pastor’s job is not to dismiss personal experience, but rather to help people see it differently—specifically, to see it according to who God is and the chief purpose of his design for human life.
We do not have to look far for examples of Christian nationalism emanating from the right. But equally troubling is the secular nationalism and state-driven civil religion that’s emerging from the left.
Connections between pagan practices and later patterns in Christian worship or holiday celebrations may be interesting—but these links have nothing to do with whether New Testament accounts of the life of Jesus are historically accurate.
Pastors are sinners dealing with sinners, so criticism is inevitable while ministering in a fallen world.
John D. Wilsey “God’s Cold Warrior”
Wherever you find fearful people in Scripture you repeatedly find God’s response, “Do not fear!” or “Don’t be afraid!”
Regardless of which interpretation is correct, the main point is plain: humanity was falling deeper and deeper into sin and running farther and farther away from God.
James M. Hamilton discusses his new book Typology – Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns.