“But don’t you think our divisions—Christian divisions, not just among Evangelicals—is our greatest problem?”
Entropy can set in so easily. In fact, it is the standard trajectory of all of creation. Things go from a place of higher energy to lower. Buildings decay, batteries wear down, and even my body seems to be wearing down.
Gordon-Conwell is not moving to downtown Boston.
Like many people, I have recently been thinking about the past year and what I want to do differently or start doing. For the first time in decades, I want to commit to bringing about social change through the church.
Holy compromise in this world is necessary for human thriving.It is likewise true for us to thrive as a faith community.
I would like to suggest that the decline of Christianity in the West and the divisive global culture we currently contend with call for us to lean into the profound unity we have in Jesus Christ and to embrace healthy Christian diversity.
American Thanksgiving is unique. Most countries celebrate political liberation or independence and various holidays of a religious nature (such as Thaipusam, Deepavali, Vesak/Wesak Day, Yom Kippur, and Eid al-Fitr). American Thanksgiving, however, is rooted in national identity, Christian history, and intercultural encounters and covenant.
In recent years, with increasing spiritual responsibilities, I have realized the need for leaders to be attentive.
This scenario [in John 11:32-33], I believe, captures the heart of our Lord in the midst of the current tragic, chaotic, and violent situation in the Middle East.