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This question brings to mind an experience I had early in my ministry. In fact, I d only been ordained a few months and was teaching at a college. One church had a minister who was much loved by his congregation; Read More

There is no single view of evolution out there. We make one distinction, for example, between macroevolution and microevolution. Macroevolution claims that all of life evolved fortuitously from a single cell one little pulsating cell of life made up of amino Read More

My biggest concern is the way in which the postmodern mentality is seducing the church, even the Reformed church. There seems to be a tacit assumption that somewhere around 1970, at the end of the cultural revolution of the 1960s, Read More

There s only one absolute way I know of to keep your Christian growth from becoming stagnant, and that is to die. The only time Christian growth stops altogether is at death. That s because we don t need to grow any further; Read More

From one perspective our good deeds have absolutely nothing to do with our salvation; from another perspective they have everything to do with it. This is the core debate that has been raging among Christians ever since the Protestant Reformation. Read More

I m not sure I can explain the so-called K bler-Ross phenomenon. There s been a significant amount of research on this. I ve heard reports saying that as many as 50 percent of those who have suffered clinical death and have been resuscitated Read More

We are all aware of hellfire-and-damnation preachers who rave and scream about the decadence of the world. It can become tiresome to listen to all of that. I think we all respect people who can disagree with others in a Read More

We have to be careful not to be guilty of what Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for what I call the Red Sky Syndrome. If you recall, Jesus rebuked the Pharisees because they had an ability to predict the weather. They could Read More

One of the great crises in evangelical Christianity today is a lack of understanding about the person of Christ. Almost every time I watch Christian television, I hear one of the classical creeds of the Christian faith being denied blatantly, Read More

The real question here is, Is everything that is set forth in Scripture to be applied to all people of all time and of all cultures? I don t know any biblical scholar who would argue that everything set forth in Read More

There s a great controversy within the Christian church about that question. Some people take the position that under no circumstances should a Christian encumber himself in financial indebtedness, quoting such passages as Owe no one anything except to love one Read More

To try to answer that question in this short format would almost do more damage than good. I could put in a commercial here that Tyndale House published a book I wrote titled Chosen by God, which devotes itself entirely Read More

I don t know for sure whether God has or not. Certainly there are abundant cases in church history where people claim to have heard voices that were the audible voice of God. Joan of Arc would be Exhibit A. That Read More

Within the Christian church there are three leading options for answering your question. Some Christians believe that the Sabbath was an Old Testament ordinance and has no application to the New Testament church. No less a giant than Saint Augustine Read More

I think the New Testament does teach that the whole world is born into the consequences of a fallen nature because of the sin of Adam and Eve. The New Testament repeats this idea frequently that through the disobedience of one Read More


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