Digested But Untested

Glasses on Bible 2

“Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re all on the same page, and they’re likely to say yes. Ask them to then read aloud from the page they’re on individually, Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma: Part 5 of a 5-Part Series

Gender

Kim came to me with honest, hard questions. She was born female, but had lived for years as a male, had undergone female-to-male sex change surgery, was in a relationship with a woman, and had lived successfully as a man for some time. Continue Reading

When the Young and the Restless Leave Church

Young People Quitting Church

My son had some disturbing news to share the other day. He attended an event where several of his old friends who had graduated from his youth group showed up. When he asked how they were doing, too many of them explained that, since moving on from the high school ministry, they’d left the faith for various reasons. Of course, others still had their relationship with God intact, but he was understandably sad. I’m understandably disturbed. And the worst of it is, the ranks of older adolescents shifting from church to unbelief seem to be Continue Reading

Digested But Untested

Glasses on Bible 2

Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Digested But Untested  “Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re Continue Reading

Christians and Crisis

Panic and crise

Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Christians and Crisis When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. - John F. Kennedy Crisis is an overused word. Family crisis, financial crisis, emotional crisis, nothing-to-wear crisis — its force gets watered down when it’s heard too often. If your name’s out there on mailing lists, I’ll bet you receive any number of letters from organizations describing Continue Reading

With Love, Disappointed

disappoint

Every Thursday I’ll post an article having to do with either relational or emotional matters. Hope it helps. — With Love, Disappointed “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia --- At my first answer no man stood with me, but all forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.” - II Timothy 4:10-16 “For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.” - Philippians 2:21  Live enough years and you’ll get a taste Continue Reading

Digested But Untested

Glasses on Bible 2

Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Digested But Untested  “Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re Continue Reading

Christians and Crisis

Panic and crise

Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Christians and Crisis When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. - John F. Kennedy Crisis is an overused word. Family crisis, financial crisis, emotional crisis, nothing-to-wear crisis — its force gets watered down when it’s heard too often. If your name’s out there on mailing lists, I’ll bet you receive any number of letters from organizations describing Continue Reading

Jesus: The Way or A Way?

Jesus hand

Every Wednesday we’ll post a message having to do with doctrine and purity. Hope it helps. — Jesus: The Way or A Way? I mentioned last week that there are four basic truths seeming to be “under construction” in the interest of new and improved truth: The Sinful Nature of Humanity, The Exclusivity of Christ (this post), The Existence of Hell, and The Definition of the Family. For the next few weeks, on Wednesday postings, I’d like to re-visit each of these four. Last week we looked at the first; today let’s address the question of Christ’s Continue Reading

How Then Should We Respond? Homosexuality and The Church

church prayer

I’d sure appreciate your prayers, as this weekend I’ll be speaking in Atlanta for the Love Won Out conference on homosexuality and the Church’s response. I don’t normally post on this topic since I’ve already written a number of books and articles on it, but today I would like to pass along an article I wrote for the Southern Baptist Voice back in ’02 on the subject of a Biblical response to this difficult issue. It’s a long post, but if the subject is of concern to you, I hope you’ll find this a useful read. God bless, and have a terrific Continue Reading