I was thumbing through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship again a couple of weeks ago. In Chapter 2: The Call of Discipleship, I came across an enlightening few paragraphs on the call of Levi the tax collector: “And as he passed by he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the place of toll, and … More Bonhoeffer: The Command ‘Follow Me’ Is Not Complicated
It’s hard enough to maintain a personal devotional time on a daily basis. However, when you sit down early in the morning or late at night, and you are reading about Jeremiah being thrown into a muddy cistern, the temptation is to think: But what does any of this have to do with my life? How … More How Does the Bible Fit into Your Life?
It’s the New Year in just a few hours, and many of us are hoping for a more productive 2016. Have you noticed this trend in your life? Every year I find myself making resolutions that seem eerily similar to the resolutions from the year before. My New Year’s resolutions are on a kind of … More Review: “Do More Better” by Tim Challies
Do you know what happens when you breed two animals, then you breed their offspring, and you continue to breed within the family tree? The lack of crossbreeding causes major problems. Genetic defects that were once minor recessive traits become exaggerated. A line that began with two normal animals becomes offspring with mutations, defects, and … More How Do We Avoid Being A Theological Inbred?
The landscape of Christianity is changing. Denominational divisions are quickly fading, and new lines are being drawn in the sand. These days Christians are divided by causes, movements, and tribes–each with their own pedestaled preachers, key issues, and whipping boys. As Editorial Director of The Gospel Coalition, Collin Hansen admits he has had his fair … More Does Your Faith Have Any ‘Blind Spots’? (Book Review)
I haven’t heard of a marriage proposal crashing and burning quite like St. John of Jane Eyre. Below I have edited and shortened the scene where St. John, the young town minister, proposes marriage to Jane. However, this is not just any proposal. He is planning to depart to India for the rest of his life … More St. John, Jane Eyre, and the Marriage Proposal Every Seminarian Must Avoid