Here’s the situation: You want to talk with a friend about spiritual matters, but when you broach the subject they erect a barrier. What do you do then?
Sometimes people get upset when they realize that Jesus taught that he is the only way to God. They insist that such a narrow and exclusive message must be wrong. Of course, their conclusion is based on the assumption that anything that’s narrow must be wrong. Today we’re taught the value of tolerance. And we […]
I did not write the subject line for this article. It is from the latest edition of Newsweek. In publicly supporting same-sex marriage, the president propelled the issue into the national spotlight. Whether homosexual marriage is supported by the U.S. Constitution–some say it is and others disagree–there is no denying western culture has widely embraced such […]
Note: If you have children, please take part in a short survey at the end of this article. Several years ago the leader of a sizable city-wide men’s ministry picked me up at the airport. I was going to speak to 600 men at a breakfast the following morning and he was driving me to […]
Why? It’s the question that hits first and lingers longest. Why me? Why now? Why this? Most people don’t even try to answer such questions. How could they? That’s what makes the words of James, the half-brother of Jesus so unexpected. He didn’t hesitate to declare that the purpose of all testing is to produce […]