Rather than reaffirm the legitimacy of their arguments, I’m more convinced than ever that “love is love”, was, and still is a lie. Their goal was domination, not “equality.”
“He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under His orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot fired.”
“Indeed, you seem to understand the Christian message better than many church leaders.”
Here was a mother having her soul pierced as though with a sword, as her innocent son struggled to breathe in front of her on the cross. Here was a good son, worrying about what would become of his mother.
“France will win nothing in its fight against Islamic separatism by equating Christianity and Islamism.”
Because if implying there is something wrong with being white while denying the existence of light-skinned Jews isn’t enough to heal the nation of racism, suggesting all Middle Easterners look alike is sure to do the trick, right?
“The ultimate example of that in principle is supposed to be Christ. But I don’t know what to do with that…it seems to me to be oddly plausible.”
Despite the SBC’s flaws, it’s not Beth Moore’s theology that’s outgrown them, it’s her apparent compromise with the zeitgeist, allowing the post-Christian culture, not Christ to determine the way forward for the Church.
“Jesus was undoubtedly the greatest moral teacher in history,” Latham said.
The Chinese Communist Party is set to introduce tighter regulations and more state control of Christian ministry in China, including a database of authorised church leaders with strict requirements.
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received about preaching was to first write out the passage by hand.
“How many sheep are outside, how many wolves within!”
Consider just ten of the ways that Jesus has changed the world for women.
Xi Jinping is becoming increasingly concerned about the growth of the Christian Church in China, which could reach 300 million people by 2030.
It almost seems as though we’re grasshoppers fighting against a giant. Same-sex marriage is law. Biden won. Abortion is legal. Churches are being shut down as non-essential services.
We’ve witnessed a rise in anti-Christian hostility in recent months, particularly when it relates to the Christian view of sexuality.
With the New Year, we may not be able to see beyond the days ahead, but we are called by God to rest, recognise and acknowledge that He is the one who does.
Jesus is either the only way or he is no way at all, and if he is not who he claimed to be then we should ask what sort of man would make the claims that he did.
I’m thinking about Christmas. Sitting here at my desk, listening to the rain, thinking, “Isn’t it bloody beautiful!” Feeling grateful.