John Piper, in his book Spectacular Sins writes, “Sometimes if you put your eye close enough, the smallest pinhole can reveal a new world.” He is correct in his assertion. Recently we looked through the pinhole. Generally, western Christians know not suffering, but we will, at least according to the Bible we herald as the … Continue reading We Have Looked Through the Pinhole
Who is the Gospel for? Most believers will answer, "Everyone!" But, do we really believe that? In my part of the world we have a tendency to withhold the Gospel, so to speak, because of our biases. Sometimes we have biases for legitimate reasons. Those biases must not become obstacles for the good news that … Continue reading Who is the Gospel for… and how do our biases play?
I pray you are walking in the grace and peace of Christ today. On Thursday, I spend most of the day studying and praying for the sermon I will preach on Sunday. Today, as I do just that, I find my thoughts drifting often to September 11th just 13 years ago. I remember how angry … Continue reading A Quick Thought about 9/11, America, and Living out our Christian Faith