Monday, February 8, 2016
Christianity Is Not a Religion, It’s a Relationship
The word religion has become a pejorative in the pulpits of too many preachers, and it has spread to the pews, as well. Well-meaning evangelists and church leaders are willing to labor long and hard to portray religion like a straight-jacket of rules and regulations. The way of Christ is then put forth as the fresh alternative to the villainy of religion. Such efforts are more based in the desire to erase negative perceptions than in an accurate portrayal.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
The modern determination to separate who a person is and what he does has also infiltrated the church. The exhortation to “love the sinner and hate the sin” is a clever Christian cliché regularly used to deflect people’s responsibility and accountability for their sin. While it’s true that we should both love sinners and hate sin, the cliché distorts those truths by unbiblically severing the two.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
When God Closes a Door, He Opens a Window
Christians sometimes find their theology in the strangest places. That’s not meant as an indictment—most of us are not searching for truth outside the confines of Scripture. But the church seems to have a nasty habit of allowing the world’s influence and wisdom to encroach upon territory that rightfully belongs to God alone.
What Does It Mean to Be Filled with the Spirit? (Booklet)
Charismatic Chaos (Softcover)