In recent news, ACLU leader Maya Dillard Smith resigned after realizing that her organization was not interested in protecting the rights of all, or of truly assessing the right path forward in […]
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Evangelizing Toddlers – “Let the little children come unto me”
How do we evangelize our very small children – even as small as two years old? “Ye that are truly kind parents, in the morning, in the evening, and all the day […]
Determinism (Part 2) – Scriptural problems
Is it possible for you to live a more holy life? Does God want you to sin? Does God grant grace to live in closer communion with Him? How? The answers to […]
Determinism (Part 1) – Rejected by Early Church
Is it possible for you to live a more holy life? Does God want you to sin? Does God grant grace to live in closer communion with Him? These questions are central […]
D-Day chaplain: “On the front lines… Christ would want to help them there.”
The 1st Infantry Division was one of the D-Day assault teams on Omaha Beach. Seasick and chilled, they landed in knee deep water and were immediately under fire from four machine gun […]
Normandy: They remember
If you rent a car and drive through the region of Normandy (there is no bus service to speak of), the winding roads will take you past the rolling hills, quaint stone fences enclosing […]
“He descended to Hell”? – The Harrowing of Hades
If you are like me, you have wondered why Jesus “descended into Hell” as the Apostles Creed puts it. What exactly does this mean? What did Jesus do? I believe that the stirring account which follows will forever impress upon you the power and majesty of Christ’s work between His death and resurrection.
CS Lewis & “What Let Go and Let God” really means
You aren’t letting go of the steering wheel: you’re letting go of the steering *will*.
CS Lewis put it this way: “The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self—all your wishes and precautions—to Christ… The Christian way is different: harder, and easier… Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself… […]
“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.” […]
Link: “Gender, Sex, and Bathrooms”
But for the Christian, gender is not a moral category. It is not a civil right. It is a fact of creation…and we should be thankful for it.
Consider the unique way that God used a specific gender to save the world. God sent His Son into the world to be born of a woman. Not to be silly about it, but Jesus wasn’t hatched […]
Video: Where’s our confidence found?
Do you keep having trouble with sin? If you do, does this mean you aren’t saved? If you don’t – are you being honest with yourself? This kind of thinking almost caused me to […]
Core: The Miracle Received- God Himself
This is part of YieldToGod’s Core Series, which sets forth the distinctives driving our perspective. In the persons of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the triune God graciously meets us and […]
Mary, Mother of…
Early church fathers (and mothers), along with the Protestant Reformers, saw Mary as a pivotal character in the drama of redemption. The hymn O Little Town of Bethlehem leads us to sing, “O […]
Love vs. Acceptance – Ben Witherington
(From Dr. Witherington’s blog) Frankly put, God doesn’t ‘accept’ us as we are, because what we are is fallen and flawed sinful people. God loves us as we are, but God is […]
Is God picking the next president?
I’d wager its a safe bet a majority of us all will be very unhappy with the next Presidential selection. But, while He certainly isn’t causing terrible things to happen, God can […]