Matt. 21:15-16 ¶ But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,
“‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies

you have prepared praise’?”

Church people get offended over just about anything. I remember our first church fight was just a few months after we ..

Psa. 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
I don’t know if it is just me but I hear the word community an awful lot recently. I hear it applied to our nation, our city, a neighborhood, I even heard it in defense of Christians joining in on the revelry of Mardi Gras. For me, community has a special connotation. It started for Parris and I when we became part of the Christian Community called God’s Army back in the seventies. We learned a ..

Eph. 2:8, “For by grace ye are saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

I don’t know about you but I really need God in my life. Let’s face it, without Christ we are all screw ups. We have a tendency to mess up our own lives as well as just about everyone else’s lives around us; that is without Christ. The good news is that there is hope for all of us, that hope is found in Christ. How does He do it? First He works on us to communicate our incredible need for H..

Is. 57:20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet,

And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
Jesus had a tendency to get right to the point. In one of His conversations with the spiritual leaders of Israel He told them they were children of the devil! What ? Most people believe that all humans are children of God. That’s not what Paul taught in his letters and its not what Jesus said to the Pharisees. Both Paul and Jesus believed that humans are part of a fallen race an..

Heb. 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,

Beyond the Grave has been going on at this writing for over eighteen years. For those that don’t know, BTG is a production performed at Victory Fellowship dealing with the horrible issue of school shootings that began to appear after Columbine in 1999. Why the success of BTG? Why do crowds of young people keep coming year after year? I think one of the reasons is the uncertainty that haunts all of us about the fr..

Two key pro-life measures were approved by the Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy committee last night. It was the second hearing for both bills, which have the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization.

S.F. 704 (H.F. 811), authored by Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, would require facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to be licensed by the state commissioner of healt..

The apathy I’m feeling toward Sunday’s Oscar ceremony is very strange.
I’ve written before about my fondness for the Academy Awards. Where most people groan about the Oscars’ penchant for pretension and self-seriousness, I simply love that there’s one night a year where the entire country celebrates movies. Moviegoers tend to award mediocrity so often that it genuinely excites me that we spend a month discussing films often ignored by the mainstream. Sure, if you want you can cringe that audienc..

David Platt still wants to wake you up from the American dream. Back in 2010 his bestselling book Radical chastised the church for growing fat and complacent with consumer comforts while unbelievers worldwide die and enter hell without ever hearing the good news of Jesus Christ. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world heard this call to radical faith.

Platt’s 2015 book Counter Culture [review], now updated and re-released for 2017, takes aim at just about every issue that d..

Editors’ note: Christians in the Wes, face a number of explicit threats to the authority of Scripture. But explicit threats alone don’t weaken our trust in the Bible. Subtle threats—those that creep in unnoticed—also foster skepticism. Writing for Themelios, TGC president Don Carson outlines 10 ways we subtly abandon the authority of God’s Word. Below are some excerpts from his timely essay.

On the danger of appealing to selective evidence:

The most severe forms of this drift [appealing to sel..

Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, never wanted to write a children’s Bible.

But after a year of struggling to find work as a children’s author, she wasn’t in the financial position to turn down Christian publisher Zondervan when they asked for a new Bible.

“I needed the money,” she said.

So Lloyd-Jones started in on a story Bible that would take three years of work and a mountain of editorial challenges. Gradually, she fell in love with it, and so did everyon..