Christian author Jen Hatmaker responded to the Nashville Statement by connecting it to the appearance of white supremacists in Charllottesville. As USA Today explains, "Christian author Jen Hatmaker of Austin, Texas, who came out in favor of same-sex marriage and whose books have been removed from the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay Christian Stores because of that philosophy, called … Continue reading You can’t say that, because… Nazis.
I want to give you link to a beautiful sermon by John Piper in which he describes the recent history and present day reality of the Christian church in America. People are leaving the church and that's a good thing. Christians face hostility in the culture and that's a necessary thing. Piper explains the exhortation … Continue reading (video) Think it not strange – John Piper
In tough times, persecution can lead spirit-filled believers to speak more boldly, not less. When the persecution got heavy in Jerusalem in the first century, the church prayed for boldness. They also spread out across the region preaching the gospel. When the apostle Paul was imprisoned for preaching the faith, the saints got seriously bold. … Continue reading Quickie: Persecution leads to boldness
Sometimes we may be tempted to think that choosing to follow God will make the rest of our lives like a fairy tale ending; we will live happily ever after. But that's pretty far from the truth. Not only will there continue to be difficulties as part of normal, everyday life, but the sincere desire … Continue reading Are you ready for this?
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and … Continue reading An example to follow