Samaria has always been as fruitful a venue for the gospel as it has been a repulsive place for God’s people to initially consider engaging. Jesus’ final words on earth are in Acts 1:8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in… Continue reading Does Your Church Have Enough Samaritans?
Sociologists evaluate the progress and future of the evangelical push for church diversity. The multiethnic church movement is working: Protestant churches in the US have become three times more likely to be racially diverse than they were 20 years ago. The percentage of Protestant churches where no one racial group makes up more than 80… Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming to Church: Multiracial Congregations Triple Among Protestants
Defending the oneness of God shouldn’t nullify the Bible’s claims about the mutual love of Father, Son, and Spirit. “Holy, Holy, Holy” is one of the most well-known hymns in the English language. The famous hymn, inspired by the Nicene Creed and sung in countless churches each Sunday, ends with the familiar line “God in… Continue reading Keeping the Trinity Personal
“The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” from Simon Cox Blog https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?version=NIV&search=Psalm%20121:7-8
As almost all of you will no doubt know, Trump (and his administration) is pulling out of the Human Rights Council. Timing is everything, oftentimes, and the timing of this is particularly interesting. The administration has come under immense pressure in terms of the fallout to the Can we connect these dots? Is this just… Continue reading Trump and the UN Human Rights Council
Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. It’s also still the most restricted. Christians around the world face mounting political and social pressure over their beliefs, as government restrictions, nationalist parties, and harassment aimed at minority faiths continues on a global upswing. Religious antagonism saw its biggest surge in over a decade in 2016,… Continue reading Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit in Over a Decade
I’m learning how to rightly respect the opposite sex, not because I had a child but because of ongoing encounters with Christ. Last week Kanye West released his ninth album, titled Ye. Like most of his music, this album spans from the vulgar to the deeply touching and even delves into the spiritual realm. He… Continue reading It’s Not My Daughter’s Job to Teach Me About Women