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The Ghost Came By

The Ghost Came By

Several years ago, theologian R.C. Sproul was invited to preach in a black church pastored by one of his graduate students. The following day, the class asked the student (a bishop in his denomination) how the sermon by Dr. Sproul…

World Vision, Same-Sex Marriage, and an Apology

World Vision, Same-Sex Marriage, and an Apology

This was quite a week for World Vision. This past Monday, the massive humanitarian organization announced that they would be changing their employment policies with regard to individuals in committed same-sex marriages (in the American branch of the organization). They…

Want God's Blessing? Tithe!

Want God’s Blessing? Tithe!

A new 5-year constituency study released by the State of the Plate gives an inside look at the financial, giving, and spiritual practices of 4,413 people who donate 10% or more each year. According to the Christian Post, researchers compared…

The Doctrine of Our Union with Christ

The Doctrine of Our Union with Christ

I’m just finishing a newer book by Marcus Peter Johnson, a professor at Moody Bible Institute. One with Christ is a robust call to reaffirm the biblical doctrine of our union with Christ as the basis of our salvation. Johnson…

When an Atheist Dies

When an Atheist Dies

Christopher Hitchens was a one of the best known atheists in America—until December 15, 2012, when he died of esophageal cancer. His book, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything was a massive bestseller, not only in the States…