If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better […]Read more "Fighting Sin by Seeing Rightly (Matt. 5:29-30)"
The cross of Jesus displays the most awesome exhibition of God’s hatred of sin and at the same time the most august manifestation of his readiness to pardon it. Pardon, full and free, is written out in every drop of blood that is seen, is proclaimed in every groan that is heard, and shines in […]Read more "Infinite Mercy"
This is a short story from a wonderful little book about God’s personal, unconditional and irresistible love. It is a little hoaky in spots, but serves for illustrating the powerful point that God’s love doesn’t wait for us to ask for it – but overcomes our resistance to Him. God doesn’t wait for hard hearts to […]Read more "God’s Love is Stronger Than Our Hate"
This is an excerpt from U2’s lead frontman, Bono’s self-titled book, Bono: In Conversation With Michka Assayas. The two are in the middle of discussing the spectrum of different religions, and Bono notes the main difference: Assayas: I think I am beginning to understand religion because I have started acting and thinking like a father. What do you […]Read more "Bono, Grace and Karma"
Does the name of your ministry really matter? Is it just the garnish on the side of the real meat and potatoes of what you are doing? The whip cream on top of the cake? Probably, I think. But it is also the first thing that people will hear when they are invited, and it is […]Read more "What is “Sola”?"
William Cowper (1731-1800), one of the greatest hymnal writers in the history of the church, was born in London and lived during the time of the Great Awakening of George Whitfield, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, and most influential of all in his life, John Newton. Cowper’s life, which was riddled with severe depression, was relatively […]Read more "Suicide and Grace: The Life of William Cowper"