Bible

“I like Jesus, but not the rest of the New Testament”

Every now and then you hear someone express the sentiment that they believe in the authority of Jesus, but not the rest of the New Testament. They hold up (in theory) the authority of the Gospels, but not the letters and other books written by Jesus’ first followers. “I agree with Jesus,” for example, “but not… Continue reading “I like Jesus, but not the rest of the New Testament”

Faith & Life

“Peace On Earth” – Really?

The gospel of Luke records that two thousand years ago, God made a groundbreaking announcement. The very night Jesus was born, “a great company of the heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests” (Luke 2:13-14). Peace. And… Continue reading “Peace On Earth” – Really?

Culture

Christians Need To Understand Gender Dysphoria Better

The church has often done a very bad job of understanding and responding to transgender issues – and the consequences have been disastrous. This matters because we’re not just talking about issues, we’re talking about people. By failing to respond to transgender issues with truth and grace, we have caused great harm and damage in people’s… Continue reading Christians Need To Understand Gender Dysphoria Better

Culture

Hey Christian, Don’t Be On The Wrong Side Of History

“Hey Christian, don’t be on the wrong side of history.” It’s a common warning nowadays, especially around topics like same-sex marriage and transgender issues. Don’t get stuck in the past! Stop holding on to your archaic views on marriage and gender. Get with the times, history is progressing, and you don’t want to get left… Continue reading Hey Christian, Don’t Be On The Wrong Side Of History

Bible

Should Christians Submit to Corrupt Governments?

We see corrupt and unjust governments all around us. In our newsfeeds and our history books we see countless examples of human authorities that abuse their power – governments that are rife with corruption, injustice, and oppression. In light of all this, Romans 13:1 is troubling. It says, “Everyone must submit themselves to the governing authorities,… Continue reading Should Christians Submit to Corrupt Governments?

Faith & Life

The World Has Changed – Should We Still Be Sending Missionaries?

The world has changed a lot in the last hundred years. A lot of things that used to make sense no longer do. A lot of people ask the question: is overseas missions one of those things? Should we still be sending missionaries overseas? That’s a legitimate question, and there are many reasons people raise… Continue reading The World Has Changed – Should We Still Be Sending Missionaries?