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Should Christians Watch TV?

June 26, 2017 by


By Mark Corbett I am hoping to start a discussion here on a topic which I believe is having a huge impact on us as individual Christians, as churches, and as a group of cooperating churches.  I want to talk about an idol that needs to be torn down. That idols is the misuse and […]

To Quit or Not to Quit When Kingdom and Corporate Goals Conflict | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

January 6, 2015 by


I occasionally work with a man who once labored as the chief financial officer of a sizable media corporation. His company produced radio programs, magazines, and television shows that generally focused on news and lifestyle programming. One year, however, his corporation first acquired a syndicated television program that focused on sexual themes and then bought […]

Stranger in a Strange Church Land | A Pilgrim’s Progress

January 5, 2015 by


Stranger in a Strange Land is a 1961 science fiction novel by American author Robert Heinlein. It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians (Wikipedia). Many times I feel like a stranger in a strange […]

The Glorious, Radical, Ordinary Christian Life | Desiring God

January 2, 2015 by


Christians are supposed to have an impact on the world in which we live. Like the followers of Jesus in Acts 17:6–7, present-day followers of Jesus should be turning the world upside down. However, when we think about turning the world upside down for Jesus, we often think we must live “radical” lives. That is, […]

Christ Is Sovereign Over All | SEBTS | Between The Times

December 22, 2014 by


The title for this post is drawn from a famous statement by the Dutch statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920). The full statement reads: “There is not a square inch in a whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’” Where did Kuyper get this […]

Does God Call Us to Do Hard Things? | ONE True Joy

November 25, 2014 by


The failure of the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case regarding Virginia’s marriage amendment has sent shock waves through nearly every sphere of life across the Commonwealth. We all became immediately aware of the effect that this non-decision would have on clerks of court across Virginia. They would be forced to […]

George Whitefield, Slavery, and Southern Seminary: Growing Baptist Recognition | SBC Voices

October 30, 2014 by


Last week, (Oct. 21-22), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary held the 8th Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference on Whitefield and the Great Awakening. This year celebrates the 300th anniversary of Whitefield’s birth. Like many Evangelicals, Whitefield (1714-1770) has been a hero of mine as a leader of the First Great Awakening in the […]

A world in ruin needs your aid’: Why wait? | SBTS Southern Blog

October 29, 2014 by


David Sills — October 29, 2014 “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is […]

3 Facts about Sex | Ronnie Floyd

October 28, 2014 by


We live in a society that seems saturated in sex. Movies, books, commercials, songs, YouTube videos and more seem to face us at every turn with sensuality and sexuality. As this is being written, the trailer for a film based on a popular pornographic novel series has been released. The books sold millions upon millions […]

Southern Baptists: When Crises Abound, What Should We Do? | Ronnie Floyd

October 27, 2014 by


I have been serving as President of the Southern Baptist Convention for 138 days. When I look at what has occurred in our world in these past 138 days, I am absolutely astounded. Crises Abound Review with me what has happened in these past four months in our nation and world: Texas border crisis: Crisis […]

Is It Wrong For Christians to Defend their Rights? | TGC | DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed

October 24, 2014 by


Christians in the West are familiar with apologetics as an intellectual or worldview exercise. We are less familiar with apologetics as a legal defense. This is an unfamiliarity that needs to be quickly remedied. With pastors facing subpoenas for their sermons and wedding chapels being forced to conduct same-sex services under threat of imprisonment, Christians […]

What is Contextualization? Presenting the Gospel in Culturally Relevant Ways | The Exchange

October 12, 2014 by


Contextualization involves an attempt to present the Gospel in a culturally relevant way. | Ed Stetzer The topic of contextualization arises frequently in contemporary discussions on missiology and ecclesiology. Although it is sometimes controversial, contextualization remains a critical component of effective Gospel communication.[1] The New Testament models the importance of healthy contextualization, and the history […]

Matthew Mullins: Is God Surely Dead? | Between The Times

October 7, 2014 by


In his new book Culture and the Death of God, Terry Eagleton claims that God is not nearly as dead as many believe. Despite many attempts to kill Him off, the Almighty remains a resilient presence in contemporary culture. In fact, many thinkers on opposite sides of the God debate agree that God has made […]

This World Will Leave You Empty

September 14, 2012 by


Yesterday I wrote an article that spoke of living as an exile in this world. So, I thought I’d follow that up with a related thought that God has been impressing upon me more and more as time passes. It seems that people are often allured by the things of this world, whether it be […]