How Parents Make Their Children Religious (or Not)
Children must make their parents’ faith their own.
If transmitting the faith is part of the vocation of parents, this also means that God Himself is at work in and through what the parents do. It may not seem like the children are receptive and they may well rebel against what their parents have taught them, but, in the long run, what God... Continue Reading
God Knows Our Doubts
God describes our doubt in His Word in order to draw us closer to Him.
God’s Holy Scriptures provide us all kinds of assurance of His love, not least in His articulation of our doubts. God cares about our faith struggles and included words of doubt for us to connect with so that we would see that He sees and understands us. Don’t let doubt drive you away from God,... Continue Reading
What Is the Chief End of Education?
Education is not ultimately about how much our children know; it’s about how much—and Whom—they love.
Each book read should teach the child about the human condition, each history lesson about the human plight and Sovereign hope of living in a Psalm 2 world, each science lesson about the endless wonder of creation. As their knowledge grows, children should learn humility at the vastness of what they do not yet know... Continue Reading
God Continues to Work Behind Bars
Jesus Himself said that those who visit and care for prisoners are actually visiting and caring for Him.
Incredibly, 40% of Santa Fe Province’s inmates now live in these Christian communities that exist “behind bars.” Not only are residents finding greater peace, many are also granted greater freedom. One former hitman and convicted murderer, Jorge Anguilante, is allowed to leave prison every Saturday for 24 hours to minister back home at a church... Continue Reading
A Few More Years Shall Roll
As the kings come, die, and are buried often (but not always) in the sepulchers of their fathers, so the prophets, come, die, and are buried.
Will our lives be remembered at all? As we think on the closing of Elisha’s life in the few remaining verses in our study, let us set our own minds towards serving our King for all the years the Lord gives us so that He may be well known and that we may lay hold... Continue Reading
The Grace of Warning
Our human stubbornness and pride often recoil when we are warned, especially coming from God’s word in relation to our sin.
If a bridge is out ahead when I’m driving on the road, being told in advance is a blessing not a curse. And so, rather than being contrary to God’s love, His judgments and warnings are actually manifestations of His concern and mercy! May we as His covenant people come to see all His warnings... Continue Reading
How To Seek Contentment in a World of Pseudo-Flourishing
A persistent problem lies in the desire to arrive at contentment without putting in the effort.
There are devoted parents, outstanding teachers, and excellent schools. But no one can say that, overall, our system of education is flourishing. This is one of the many things that leads a majority of Americans to feel that their country is going off, or is in danger of going off, the rails. We didn’t get here... Continue Reading
It’s Not About Tweaks It’s About What Your Life Orbits
What does your life revolve around?
Jesus is not a habit or routine or part of life. No, following Jesus is making him the blazing sun at the centre of your life around which everything else orbits. It isn’t about lifestyle tweaks it is about everything being transformed in light of Jesus and his kingdom. Discipleship is to live life following Jesus.... Continue Reading
The Bible and Witchcraft
Scripture roundly condemns witchcraft and related practices.
Today witchcraft, wicca, the occult, spiritism, neopaganism, and various New Age beliefs and practices seem to be everywhere. While Christianity is in decline in the West, these other counterfeit spiritualities are on the increase. What should Christians make of all this? Here I will offer what Scripture says, and in future articles I will further explore this in various ways.... Continue Reading
Many people want answers to theological questions concerning the existence of life "out there."
“When the Son came for salvation, he did not take angelic nature into union but became human.” “Then again, in the visions of Revelation, John saw “living creatures” representative of creation gathered around the throne of God in worship of the Lamb…This was a vision, but we must suppose it represents a reality… While we... Continue Reading