Evangelical Christianity

Wanting It Enough

I want to have 10 percent body fat. I set that goal a while ago and even managed to get really close to reaching it. But eventually I found out that …

Faith

The Banner of Truth Trust Turns 60 Years Old

Iain Murray is 86 years old. Sixty years ago today, along with Jack Cullum and Sidney Norton, officially founded Banner of Truth, the …

Christianity

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Is a Film for Our Time

<i>War for the Planet of the Apes</i>,the third in a recent trilogy of <i>Planet of the Apes</i> prequels, is a film for and about our time. It has a lot on its …

Planet of the Apes

Good Answers to Hard Questions About the Bible’s Covenants

Jonathan Edwards once observed, “There is perhaps no part of divinity attended with so much intricacy, and wherein orthodox divines do so much …

Theology

Why I Love the Evening Service (And You Can Too)

My whole life I've gone to church Sunday morning and Sunday evening.<p>My parents took us to church and Sunday school on Sunday morning, and they always …

Christianity

Remember the Rural: Does Modern Church Planting Overemphasize the City?

A wonderful development in Reformed denominations in the last generation is a renewed emphasis on church planting. It’s a burgeoning movement in my …

Christianity

MRSHLL Opens Up on the Pressure & Struggle of Being K-Pop's First Openly Gay Artist

With his two new singles, MRHSLL has achieved a small-yet-groundbreaking feat in the super-closeted Korean entertainment industry where actively …

LGBTQ

3 Wrong Ways to View the City

Several big ideas have shaped Redeemer Presbyterian Church over the years. Kathy has written about the most important one—the centrality of the …

Cities

Sorrow and Hope

Sorrow and Hope<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 John 3:1–5<p>If tears were indelible ink instead of clear fluid, all of us would be stained for life. …

Christianity

What Andrew Jackson Could Teach Donald Trump about Religion

We are pleased to run this guest post by <i>Dr. Miles Smith IV</i>, assistant professor of history at Regent University and a historian of the South and …

Donald Trump

Gospel Filled Hearts Produce Life Giving Words

<i>A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.</i> …

Christianity

The 5 C’s of Preaching

What are the basic elements of biblical preaching?<p>How do you know you’re preaching a Christian sermon and not simply giving a religious or spiritual …

Christianity

When Kids Ask Hard Questions

<i>How do we know everything in the Bible is true?</i><p><i>If we don’t sin in heaven, is God controlling us?</i><p><i>God doesn’t have a body. But Jesus is God, and Jesus</i> …

Parenting

Sugar's Spiritual War on Your Brain

Having once been addicted to sugar, I now think sugar is like an allergy for me; if I eat a lot of it, it causes negative effects in me, which I do …

Christianity

Politics and What It Means to Be an ‘Evangelical’

The election of Donald Trump has elicited a great deal of frustration and dismay among non-Trumpian evangelicals. Some have suggested that the “court …

Religion

Preacher’s Toolkit: What Book Do I Preach First?

I began serving a new congregation on January 1. For the previous seven-and-a-half years, I had joyfully served the historic First Presbyterian …

Christianity

Evangelism and Pastoral Care: The Best of Friends

“What must I do to be saved?” Every evangelist is prepared for the question. Few are asked it. Still, we’re ready. We’ve polished our rifles, loaded …

Christianity

Dressed Up

Alyson KiedaRomans 13:11–14 Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 13:14In her book <i>Wearing God,</i> author Lauren Winner says our clothes …

Christianity

A Time for Everything

Amy Boucher PyeEcclesiastes 3:1–14There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1While flying …

Christianity

Hope When Your Children Stray

Of all the painful experiences I’ve faced in nearly a decade of ministry—the death of a mother, couples enduring miscarriage, strife, abuse, divorce, …

Christianity

“I’m Really Scared . . .”

Dave BranonPhilippians 4:4–9Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your …

Faith

What Women Need to Know About Being Image-Bearers of God

For years I struggled to be the Christian woman I thought I was supposed to be. I worked, served, and tried with all my might to live up to the …

Faith

Protestants and Catholics Use Same Terms, Different Dictionaries

Peter Kreeft—philosophy professor at Boston College and highly regarded apologist for the Catholic faith—offers a simple and eminently readable book …

Theology

Mightier than All

C. P. HiaPsalm 93TheLordreigns, he is robed in majesty; theLordis robed in majesty and armed with strength. Psalm 93:1Iguazu Falls, on the border of …

Faith

A letter to husbands who abuse their wives

Current Events / Murray Campbell<p>18th July 2017<p><b>Author’s note</b>: If you are in an abusive relationship, it is best not to show this letter to your …

Christianity

Don’t Be a Superstitious Christian

Last week I was speaking with a man who drives for a ride-share company, and he told me about the rosary hanging from the rearview mirror in his car. …

Christianity

Suspicion

Suspicion<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: Galatians 5:15–17<p>If the truth were known, there's a secret "detective spirit" in most of us. With the best …

Christianity

For the Sake of Your Conscience

When Marin Luther rode into the town of Worms in 1521, he was not a confident man.<p>Luther had long protested against the corruption of the Roman …

Christianity

The Day Martin Luther Luther King Jr. Prayed at the Billy Graham New York Crusade

On July 18, 1957, the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--gave a public prayer at Madison …

Black History

How Millennials Can Avoid Poverty: Follow the ‘Success Sequence’

<b>The Story:</b> A new study finds that the vast majority of Millennials who follow what has been called the “success sequence”—that is, who get at least a …

Poverty