February 26, 2013
September 6, 2012
I you are like me, you loathe the years we hold presidential elections. First, the ads are incessant. Second, I feel like it’s being an A’s fan all over again. Your team never wins. That said, here is an insightful piece by Al Mohler. He helps his readers understand that now more than ever the election this year is about clashing worldviews.
One of the more perplexing issues in the Bible is God’s love. Does God love everyone, and if so, why does he sent the people he loves to hell? Kevin DeYoung summarizes truth found in Don Carson’s book The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God. As is often the case when thinking about theology, the issue is tricky.
For those of you pursuing a college education, here is some wisdom to keep everything in balance.
Life often includes spiritual storms. You know, those times when you face more temptation than usual to doubt God’s love and care. As you probably know, there is no magic formula or incantation that whisks us away from these dark times. Here is some encouragement for the next time the wind picks up from the south.
February 11, 2012
Here’s a Desiring God post calling readers to not give up. The author, Jon Bloom, strings together a number of helpful verses and relates them to specific scenarios we all face that temp us to retreat. When we’re weary to the bone, we need to hear again the word of our loving God.
Jesus knows your works (Revelation 2:2) and he understands the war (Hebrews 12:3). “Fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Timothy 6:12). Finish the race (2 Timothy 4:7). “By your endurance you will gain your lives” (Luke 21:19).
Don’t give up.
December 30, 2011
We’ve all probably struggled with the warning passages in Hebrews. Even if you believe you can lose your salvation, God forbid, you’d still have to work through the idea that there would be no restoration of salvation once it was lost (Hebrews 6:4-6). Here, Tom Schreiner, leaning heavily on Spurgeon, helps us understand how best to deal with these very difficult passages.