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The Crisis of Contentment

The Crisis of Contentment

One of the most obvious facts of modern Western culture is the obsessive hurry that characterizes our lives. We run from thing to thing . . . to thing . . . to thing. Silence and solitude are almost non-existent…

How Do You Grow Spiritually?

How Do You Grow Spiritually?

How do you grow spiritually? Seems like a simple question, but the various answers that are given differ widely. There are three common paradigms that are followed in the Christian world: 1. Mystical Spiritual Growth Path The primary assumption here…

Report from Budapest

Report from Budapest

Becky and I just had the privilege to spend a week in Budapest, Hungary, with six others from our church family—Pastor Ron and Mystele, Randy and Robin Kohl, Mike and Eileen Paslgrove. We went over to visit the Kelenfold Ministry…

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…