We all like to talk about ourselves. But we learn from the great Charles Spurgeon that the art of inquiry—simply learning how to ask questions—can revolutionize our ability to make conversation, and make those conversations count for eternity.
The Christian life is a life of struggle. This was central to John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress." English puritan John Owen, in his classic work "The Mortification of Sin," assumes the Christian life is a war. If battling is essential to the Christian life, how are we to fight, and where does the power of God come into play?
God's will is that we have Christian relationships that are open and honest, brothers or sisters to whom we can confess our failings (Jas. 5.16). If we don't, it's doubtful whether we actually have Christian relationships at all. But we need to be honest about the danger of honesty.
There is a debate raging within conservative evangelicalism today about whether or not to embrace the tenets of CRT. Some adamantly oppose it, but a large percentage of evangelicals have accepted it, and some as an outworking of the gospel itself. What is the reason for this divide, and what are we to do about it?
An update from our dear brother Suresh Purra, who is pastoring in Hyderabad, India. Suresh provides updates on the COVID situation in his community, current ministry efforts in his congregation, updates on their new church building, and more.
Christians tend to forget that the book of Revelation is more than a map of future events. In fact, it was written for the purpose of giving hope to a group of early churches who were struggling and afflicted. This reminds us that Revelation is not just for the future, but for us today as we face the trials and difficulties of life.
Tragedy is unavoidable in this sin-cursed world, and we should rightly be thankful for the First Responders who come to our aid during emergencies. Every Christian is strategically placed by God, and He may have a special assignment for you that will call you to be the only person who can offer real hope to someone who feels that all hope seems lost.