More Than Good Vibes…

“The gospel, this ‘good news’, is more than just good vibes. This message has specific content. It can and must be defined, and from the Bible alone. Every generation must pick up their Bibles and rediscover the gospel afresh for themselves and rearticulate the ancient message in their own words for their own times.” ~ […]

Let’s Not Assume…

“Let’s not automatically assume that our churches are faithful to the gospel. Let’s examine whether they really are. After all, ‘Every institution tends to produce its opposite.’ A church with the truth of the gospel in its theology can produce the opposite of the gospel in its practice.” ~ Ray Ortlund

A Third Way…

“The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely — a third way of relating to God through grace. Because of this, we minister in a uniquely balanced way that avoids the errors of either extreme and faithfully communicates the sharpness of the gospel.” ~ Timothy Keller

No Favorite Clubs…

“The exclusive claim of the gospel – that Jesus is the only way – is often misconstrued. It’s mistakenly viewed as God favoring the Christian club over all the other religious clubs. But God does not look down at the world and see religious clubs that He likes or dislikes. Instead, He sees a sea […]

Think About It…

“I tell the world all the time…I was a gangster before I met Jesus. Now I’m a redeemed sinner with gangster proclivities. I say that everyday. Why? Because it’s REAL. It’s not just a matter of repeating the words…it’s about reminding myself of what Jesus has done for me, and being thankful for what my […]

Think About It…

“If it was God’s desire to provide us with an accurate and reliable account of the life of Jesus, an account we could trust and recognize as consistent with other forms of eyewitness testimony, God surely accomplished it with the four gospel accounts. Yes, the accounts are messy. They are filled with idiosyncrasies and personal […]

Think About It…

“Jesus is our great example of servanthood. But He did not come to Earth, live, and die just to make us more servant-hearted…for we needed much more than that. Because of our sin, we needed to be reconciled to God, and no one makes himself or herself acceptable to God by trying to emulate Jesus’ […]

Think About It…

“We must never preach violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross…the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, or the violence of hatred. It is the violence […]

Think About It…

“Let us be today’s Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today’s church. With Christ’s light, let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, chronic illness. The oppressed must be saved, not with a revolutionary salvation, in mere human fashion, but with the holy […]