Jesus is not some wimpy maybe-savior who’s gently knocking on the door of your heart asking if He can come in. He is the reason your heart is beating. He’s the reason hearts exist. He came up with that idea. Jesus is our King. He deserves all of our worship.
Feminism is not a particularly tricky form of unbelief—it’s regular, old unbelief. It gives the appearance of being rather benign. It whispers to us in ASMR-like tones. It tells us it is not against us, it is for us. It suggests that we can be free from the drudgery of obedience to God’s design.
This ad, like every piece of media you consume, has an angle. It has a starting point. It has a foundation. Stop trying to find ways to make the media you consume neutral. Nothing is neutral. There is an agenda, and when you turn a blind eye to its agenda in order to be seen as “reasonable” by the world, you help advance said agenda.
By now you have either read this book, or read one million reviews of the book. Now that I’ve read it, what advice would I give to someone thinking about reading it or who has read it and knows Christ?
Welcome back! Let’s talk about what really makes us happy and how sexual sin is soul-crushing, so get in a local church!
Summer is cracking open the ever-popular in all kind of surprising circles book, “Girl, Wash Your Face”. This is part one.
In the world’s economy, victimhood endows a sense of virtue that cannot be questioned. In Christ’s economy, we understand that we are defined by his victory over sin and death on our behalf. Which do you choose to live by?
Because of multiple requests, pleas, and somewhat pushy demands (it’s okay, I liked your moxie), Joy and I decided we would answer the question: “What do y’all think of the IF: Gathering?” In this follow-up article, we address concerns that have been brought up since that recording.
If I hear the word “messy” one more time I might explode. On my list of things I have no patience for, “messy” sits squarely next to Debi Pearl. Floors are messy. Unorganized desks are messy. Fingerpainting with a two-year-old is messy. Bratty college kids’ dorm rooms are messy. You are not messy. You are a sinner.
Unlike most viral trends inspired by mealy-mouthed feminist icons, my immediate reaction to this one was not repulsion—it was heartbreak. Waking up to see people I know and love posting “Me too” was a smack in the face.
There are some admirable concepts that are a part of the minimalist/small house movement. The desire to pull out of debt, only own what you need, live within your means, they are all good, and I would argue, Biblical desires.
Sheologians has been critiqued for “only posting” about “negative” things. I learned in a counseling course never to use words like “always” and “never” because they are rarely ever truthful. It’s true that we do post about “negative” things often, but we also post happy/encouraging things as well. Always/never doesn’t accurately apply.
The dismissal of the word arsenokoitai should have been everyone’s first clue. The second should have been that Jonathan Merritt promised that the final installment of his interview with the author of The Message Bible, Eugene Peterson, would ignite “spirited conversations”.
A few weeks ago, TBN released a short clip of an interview with Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke of Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus fame. Jeff and Alyssa have a wildly popular website, filled mostly with content on how to have a happy, successful marriage. Right around the time their marriage will turn five years old, their book, Love That Lasts, will launch. Commentary not necessary.
Jonathan Merritt recently wrote a piece supposedly lamenting the blogosphere’s character assassination of Jen Hatmaker.