How were the books in the New Testament chosen?

News articles attacking the accuracy and authenticity of the Bible are nothing new. Their purpose is to weaken the faith of those who believe the Bible to be the written revelation of God to His people. These articles are often written by…

Popular Culture, Nudity and the Christian

Recently a young woman posed the following question to Pastor John Piper: “Pastor John, do you believe there is a difference between film nudity versus pornography? I know many Christians who are against porn, but they have no issue watching…

Tolkien’s Hobbit and The Journey of The Christian Life

If you are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as a believer, you will appreciate this short video by Professor Devin Brown of Asbury University. In this short video (less than 4 minutes) Dr. Brown discusses “The Hobbit” and how Bilbo’s adventures…

China or Chinette?

Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? (Romans 9:21) Do you ever find yourself wishing you could do great things for God? Do you feel sometimes that…

Merry Christmas!

As you spend time this Christmas season with family and friends, remember this: God wants to be with you this Christmas. His purpose since the creation was to be with you. He named His Son Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” When…

The Little Drummer Boy

Some of the songs we sing at Christmas are grand, expansive, universal. “Joy to the world/The Lord is come!/Let earth receive her King!” Other are simple, personal. “Away in a manger/No crib for a bed/The little Lord Jesus lay down…

Is the Inn Still Full?

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6,7) He never was One to…
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He Satisfies Your Desires With Good Things

We all have desires. Some are shallow and short-lived; we have them today and forget about them tomorrow. Others seem to go deep, to the very core of who we are. A big part of the Christian walk is learning how to handle our desires. What…

Is God Real? The Argument from Desire

This week I read an article that I found to be fascinating and wanted to share it with you. It was written by Father Robert Barron, who is the founder of Word on Fire and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary and discusses one of the classical…

Where Does Your Help Come From? (2)

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1,2 In the first post on this topic (click here to read) we saw the meaning of verse 1. The psalmist…