Bibles literally gathering dust in post-pandemic U.S.

An annual survey of Bible-reading Americans shows a huge and terribly sad drop in those who open up the Word a few times a year but a longtime Christian apologist says the dramatic drop lines up with a certain virus from China. According to the yearly State of the Bible survey by the American Bible Society, Americans … More Bibles literally gathering dust in post-pandemic U.S.

Devotional Thought for Today – 04/22/2022

1 CORINTHIANS 15 CONTEXT: Matthew Henry describes this chapter as follows: The apostle proves the resurrection of Christ from the dead. (1-11) Those answered who deny the resurrection of the body. (12-19) The resurrection of believers to eternal life. (20-34) Objections against it answered. (35-50) The mystery of the change that will be made on … More Devotional Thought for Today – 04/22/2022

Love, Affirmation, and the Role of Maundy Thursday

“Jesus would’ve baked the cake.” “Christians hate LGBTQ people.” “You’re on the wrong side of history” “Why can’t you let them be ‘their true selves’?” “That’s just your truth, not mine.” And, perhaps most painful, especially when it comes from a friend or family member: “If you love me, you’d accept me for who I … More Love, Affirmation, and the Role of Maundy Thursday

What Are Women For?

Our culture has long struggled with the realities of sexual difference, or “gender.” While first- and second-wave feminism generally asserted that women were equal in value to men, transgenderism now asserts that women are interchangeable with men. Notice the underlying assumption:  in order for men and women to have equal value, they have to be the … More What Are Women For?

Southern Baptists Nominate Tom Ascol, Voddie Baucham To Leadership To Combat Woke Drift In Largest Protestant Denomination

For several years now, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination — the Southern Baptist Convention — has been in a contentious fight over social justice, Critical Race Theory, and what many fear has been an incursion of woke ideology into its ministries. The issue came to a head in Nashville in June of 2021 during a … More Southern Baptists Nominate Tom Ascol, Voddie Baucham To Leadership To Combat Woke Drift In Largest Protestant Denomination

What Church is Really Like

Many Christians, rightly concerned about protecting the Church’s witness in front of the wider world, have embraced claims about the church that simply are not true. Last week, Pastor Josh Howerton of Lakepointe Church in Dallas shared a fascinating Twitter thread demonstrating that when it comes to the Church’s reputation, perception is not always reality… READ MORE @ … More What Church is Really Like

Less Than Half of Americans Find Pastors to Be ‘Trustworthy Sources of Wisdom,’ Research Finds

Two things about this article. First I would always encourage all folks to be Bereans Acts 17:11 and search out the scripture on their own that they read, hear, or are taught. This is a means to build oneself up in the Word and to ensure, the accuracy of what is being shared. Secondly, as … More Less Than Half of Americans Find Pastors to Be ‘Trustworthy Sources of Wisdom,’ Research Finds

Salvation is More than Just Going to Heaven

This is more than being saved from Hell, and it’s even more than being saved to eternal life.  In the historical dockyards at Chatham in England is the largest collection of Royal National lifeboats in the U.K.. On many of the lifeboats, printed numbers show how many times the boat has launched, and how many lives it saved. It’s a haunting … More Salvation is More than Just Going to Heaven

Opinion | Why Churches Should Drop Their Online Services

(SEE POLL) One might ask, why not have both? Why not meet in person (with Covid precautions in place) but also continue to offer the option of a live-streamed service? Because offering church online implicitly makes embodiment elective. It presents in-person gatherings as something we can opt in or out of with little consequence. It … More Opinion | Why Churches Should Drop Their Online Services