Understanding Chester Bennington Through the Gospel

“Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:24-25a) There are moments in public life and culture when the true human condition is displayed so visibly that the gospel can’t help but to shine more brilliantly than usual. Last week was … Continue reading Understanding Chester Bennington Through the Gospel

Thanksgiving for the Non-Religious

How should a non-Christian society celebrate Thanksgiving? In our culture, we make Thanksgiving about enjoying life’s blessings more than really thanking God for them. To continue to call the day “thanksgiving” in a secular culture doesn’t make a lot of sense. So why did one famous Christian talk about thanksgiving every time he was talking … Continue reading Thanksgiving for the Non-Religious

4 Ways Jesus ‘Celebrated’ Halloween

Halloween means a lot of different things to people—jack-o-lanterns, creepy costumes, haunted maize fields, and candy by the bucket, to name a few. Did Jesus celebrate Halloween? Well, no. But he did do some familiar things that are worth celebrating today. 1. Jesus moved into the neighborhood wearing a disguise. Two thousand years ago, God himself … Continue reading 4 Ways Jesus ‘Celebrated’ Halloween

Discerning Your Own ‘Discernment’

Charles Spurgeon once said, "Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right." Discernment is a powerful gift of the Spirit. It allows believers to unravel false teaching, make accurate judgments quickly, spot demonic counterfeits and expose the plans … Continue reading Discerning Your Own ‘Discernment’

Human Sexuality in a World of Screens

The debate over sexuality in America has moved far beyond what behaviors are okay and what is off-limits. Buried beneath, there is questioning over what it means to be human. Our culture essentially says our physical bodies have nothing to do with the way we should live our lives. Earlier this month, discussing transgenderism, Laverne Cox asserted to TIME Magazine that biological gender "doesn't necessarily mean … Continue reading Human Sexuality in a World of Screens