Three Questions Our Culture Can No Longer Answer

A Time of Confusion about the Basics What is a Christian response to people who no longer know their left hand from their right (Jonah 4:11)? Or, in our case, their men from their women? The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling recently that redefines the term “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include …

Want It in a Nutshell? The Seven Christian Principles of Gender

Gender is a big topic. It is easy to get lost in the different considerations about maleness and femaleness, evaluating gayness and monogendered relationships, identifying femininity and masculinity, and treating gender dysphoria and traipsing through transgenderism. Let me make it real simple for you by stating the seven main principles that I see the Bible  teaching us about gender. There …

And He Gave…Teachers: Thankful for Wayne Grudem

It really is wonderful how Christ has fulfilled his promise down through the ages, giving teachers to the church (Ephesians 4:11-13).   One of those teachers is Wayne Grudem. He has written many books on different subjects, and taught theology and ethics to many students for a long time. But, as history goes on, perhaps his greatest contribution may be …

Da Man Really Doesn’t Know

I am amazed at how often these days people commit hook line and sinker to a theory of something though it lacks a central answer. They hold a great certainty that their thing is The Truth along with a faith that “Oh, some details will be worked out later.” Okay, but what if said details are kind of the main …

Three Pastors Walk Into a Restaurant…

I know this sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it isn’t. At least I hope not. Rather it was a moment of clarification for the pastors involved when it happened last week. The three of us are there for lunch, to begin the year hearing about each other’s churches and to pray for each other. Naturally, as it so …