March 19, 2010While we believe in a salvation that is secure, bought and paid for by Christ alone and not by our works, we do not subscribe to the fire insurance/cheap grace/easy believism notion that all who raise a hand or repeat a prayer at one moment in their lives are automatically truly born again.
March 19, 2010I would encourage you to look for more ways at your church to delegate responsibilities to others, including other leaders—as Moses did—so that you are less the go-to guy for so many things. I commend you for putting your family first.
How do you know whether or not someone who is homosexual and claims to know Jesus is truly a Christian?
March 19, 2010
Question from a reader:How do you know whether or not someone who is homosexual and claims to know Jesus is truly a Christian? You say at the end of your article about the End of the Spear controversy, “How I would love to one day embrace actor Chad Allen as my brother.” How do you know he is not your brother already? Because he is gay? I am a Christian and am gay myself. The fact that he happens to be gay is so incredibly insignificant. P. S. I’m also always perplexed by the term “gay activist” since ...
How do you prioritize everything that you’ve got going on? Do you ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day?
March 19, 2010Yes, sometimes I really do struggle with how quickly time runs out each day. I try to focus on the Lord and His Word and figure out the few things in life He really wants me to do. I say no to 98% of invitations, and regularly decline things I really wish I could do. I’ve decided that if I am going to have time to write I will have to fight for it. Every day, including this one, offers me a hundred distractions, not just bad things, but good things. I tell myself that I must say no ...
March 18, 20101 Corinthians 5:10 is good in broad principle, saying we have to associate with the world since we’re in it. However, that is general association, not specific partnership.
March 18, 2010God has a perfect time and place for all of us. He knows and has planned our circumstances, and while human choice is taken into account, God is not bound by the decisions of people.
March 18, 2010Knowing God’s voice, I think, comes mostly from abiding in Christ, as in John 15. Part of that, but not all of it, is His Word abiding in us.
March 18, 2010You are right that it's possible to think too much of what people think and say. What's really important is God's evaluation of our life.
March 15, 2010As a teacher and parent, I am deeply troubled by what has happened to our schools, but what worries me even more is what our schools will be like when today’s students become tomorrow’s teachers and professors.
March 12, 2010“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church.” — Ephesians 5:25 What a golden example Christ gives to His disciples!