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One-on-One with Dean Inserra on Cultural Christianity
“The biggest barrier to reaching cultural Christians is that there is no clear starting point for a conversation.”
Who Worries About Hell the Most
Baylor researcher: “If you believe in a harsher form of hell, you’re pretty sure you’re not going there.”
The Bible’s Best Description of Salvation Is a Phrase We Rarely Use
How Paul points the way to a fresh way of seeing faith.
Whatever Happened To Churches Meeting Felt Needs? – And What Should Replace It?
Meeting needs is a big part of the church’s mandate. But meeting "felt” needs has always been a slippery slope.
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
From Maternity to Puberty: Why Salvation Is Always Going to Be Something of a Mess
If salvation can be compared to birth and puberty, then salvation is always going to be something of a mess.
Why The Public Salvation Call Is Harder In A Small Church (And A Couple Alternatives)
While small churches may not see salvations every week, we must be ready for them when they happen.
Karen Swallow Prior: Sin Is Like Walking in Front of a Bus
What my recent accident taught me about repentance.
Jonathan Edwards Taught More Than Just an Angry God
The Puritan preacher’s theology actually depends on God’s love, not God’s wrath.
I Thought God Could Never Love a Convicted Murderer. I Was Wrong.
How I found eternal life on death row.
Is the Wrath of God Really Satisfying?
God’s anger against sin is real on Good Friday, but he doesn’t “turn his face away” from the Cross.
As a New Age Enthusiast, I Fancied Myself a Free Spirit and a Good Person
Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.
Evangelical Christians Are Sick
The movement is driven by a painful awareness that the heart—each of our hearts—is desperately wicked.
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
Do Children Go to Heaven When They Die? Subscriber access only
God's love for children is clear in Scripture, but the 'age of accountability' is harder to find.
Why Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to Us Subscriber access only
We’re too quick to see the What instead of the Who.
Blood, Our Horror and Fascination Subscriber access only
It’s part of what makes Good Friday good.
Living in the Fullness of Salvation
We should never forget the present reality of salvation.
Four Reasons I Love the Church Unapologetically
The Bible isn’t shy about showing the warts of its heroes. But the church receives praise that's second only to Jesus himself.
Do Babies Go to Heaven? Subscriber access only
The Bible doesn’t explicitly say. Here is how I have come to answer.
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