Delbert Warkentin

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When a Plane Ticket Makes a Missionary

<i>A plane ticket never made a missionary.</i><p>I’ve heard this quip a number of times in a number of forms from a number of teachers. Indeed, I’ve even used …

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Marriage in Light of Forever

<i>The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage.</i><p>Not the sort of advice you’ll find on a bestseller rack near you.<p>In their new book,</i> …

Does Islam Need a Luther?

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The Message of Islam vs. The Gospel of Jesus

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Religion

When Love Saved Me from Porn

<b>Editors’ note</b>: What follows is the background story to Ghost Ship’s new song “Hesed,” available to stream. After reading (or listening to) Cam’s …

If Richard Dawkins Is Right

“Nobody knows who the four evangelists were, but they almost certainly never met Jesus personally. Much of what they wrote was in no sense an honest …

5 Reasons Preachers Avoid Sermons on Hell

What if someone said your preaching was missing one ingredient that could undermine the effectiveness of your entire ministry? Sadly, this is the …

4 Ways to Live Faithfully While in Exile

We have all known seasons of exile, in one form or another.<p>Perhaps you’ve found yourself stuck in a geographical location, and every circumstance—no …

Keller, Piper, and Carson on Why the Reformation Matters Today

In 1517 a young monk and theology professor named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a German church door—and the world has never been the same. …

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Chipotle Church and the Problem of Choice

We live in a Chipotle world. Especially in America, the air we breathe is consumerism; the guiding principle is <i>the consumer knows best</i>. We celebrate …

Happiness

Tony Reinke said it perfectly—Randy Alcorn’s new book, <i>Happiness</i>, is a “200,000-word encyclopedia on joy.” Its 450-plus pages present the most …

Why Knowing Your Flock Is Critical to Meaningful Preaching

The preacher paced the stage, staring earnestly out into the congregation. It was time for his weekly invitation. He asked for respondents to raise …

Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism

How’s this for academic credentials: John C. Lennox holds MA, MMath, and PhD degrees from Cambridge University. Want more? He also has a DSc (Doctor …

The Surprising Sin-Killing Power of God’s Presence

Temptation is everywhere—even in the church. Ashley Madison reminded us of this when she broke her promise and went public with her client’s private …

Ways to Welcome the Refugee

Over the past several months we’ve witnessed the heartbreaking struggle for millions of Syrian refugees to reach a safe place to raise their …

Evangelical Christianity

Thinking Christianly About Immigration

The subject of immigration undeniably stirs emotions. Bible-believing Christians are often on different sides of the debate, some stressing border …

Piper on Pastors’ Pay

I can't say I relate to reports of pastors earning lavish salaries and building elaborate mansions. But conversations about money and ministry can be …

How Christians Can Evaluate Religious Liberty Objections

Why should you care if a Sikh isn’t allowed to carry his ceremonial dagger into the workplace? What difference does it make if a Muslim woman cannot …

Religion

Why Women’s Ministry?

<b>Editors’ note:</b> Today we begin a series addressing your specific questions related to ministry among women through the local church. We have a team of …

Planting Seeds of Truth in Your Public School

Arnie was a sixth-grade teacher who had a problem. He called me to explain that as part of his lessons on vocabulary words, he would read to his …

Do You Know How We Got the Bible?

Whether it’s answering the questions of young inquisitive minds, skeptical classmates, or hostile strangers, sooner or later we’re all forced to …

The Unbearable Burden of Uniqueness

Life can be lonely and painful at times. Indeed, one of the great pains of life is the experience of loneliness. Before sin entered, God said it was …

Evangelical Christianity

3 Wise Safeguards in the Wake of Ashley Madison

In July, before hundreds of friends and family members, I vowed to love, protect, and remain faithful to my wife till death do us part. As a newly …

Evangelical Christianity

The Counterintuitive Beauty of the Beatitudes

No preacher today is likely to open a sermon with a list of aphorisms, but in the Sermon on the Mount this is precisely what Jesus did (Matt. …

Faith

15 Ways to Fight Lust with the Sword of the Spirit

It is almost impossible in the Western world to escape sensuality. Sex is on the television, in the movies and in our music, on the side of buses, …

Evangelical Christianity

When Did the Decline of Marriage Begin in America?

<i>[Note: This is the second article in an occasional series on the marriage revolution. Because facts and evidence are essential for making</i> …

Amazon: Easy to Critique, Easier to One-Click

Last week I received an e-mail from one of my clients, a CEO who hired us to launch a culture change initiative for his executive team. Linking to <i>T</i><i>he</i> …

Corporate Culture

Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ

Rosaria Butterfield knits. Balls of yarn at her feet become fingerless mohair mittens for her family of six. But that’s not the only kind of knitting …

Evangelical Christianity