Category: Christian Living

Has True Love Waits Harmed the Young?

In recent days, several authors have received attention in the media for proclaiming that the “evangelical purity culture” has harmed young people. One of those authors, a former pastor, invites adults to send her their discarded purity rings so she can me... Read More »

Do You Want to Grow Spiritually?

When my wife and I were rearing our sons, some of the most exciting times when they were very young was when we measured their height and then marked it on the back door jamb to see how much they had grown since the last time we measured. As they got older, we... Read More »

Forging Intergenerational Relationships

Churches have practiced a ministry model for years that moves people of similar age, life experience, or grade into groups together, leaving them devoid of significant intergenerational relationships. Some intentional and strategic ministry and teaching among ... Read More »

Religious Law and Christlike Love

Recently I had a conversation with a student about some trials his family is facing—one of his siblings has become wayward. He explained how his father is willing to accept this wayward sibling back into his home on the condition of repentance—an adherence... Read More »

If You Love Me, Give Me Whatever I Want

When I was a child, my two sisters shared a bedroom. It was larger than mine, and I wanted it. On one occasion, while my parents were gone, I convinced my sisters to switch rooms with me. “If you really love me,” I said, “you will switch rooms with me.... Read More »

Seminary’s Box of Crayons

Last year, I penned an article entitled “Tips for being a Successful Student.” Here, let’s examine what is THE school supply every Southwestern student MUST have. I have always loved the start of a new school year. The excitement and expectation of learn... Read More »

The Unbearable Truth

“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear my word.” (John 8:43) In the climax of the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men,” Col. Nathan R. Jessep vehemently responds to Lt. Daniel Kaffee’s inquiry for the truth with the famous ... Read More »

Jesus: Logician and Lord

Jesus as Philosopher and Thinker Dallas Willard once said, “There is in our culture an uneasy relation between Jesus and intelligence.”[1] What Willard meant is that there are many things we, as Christians, think of when we think of Jesus, but His smartnes... Read More »

How Are We to Treat Our Neighbors in Christ?

One of the major problems in ministry is disunity. The little things in church fellowships can destroy relationships with our neighbors. Misunderstood statements can produce resentments. Ministries that go unrecognized can cause hurt feelings. Cliques often fo... Read More »

Lessons from Flight 1380

If you have been near a car radio, a smart phone, or a computer in the last couple of days, the phrase “Flight 1380” will not be foreign to you. This innocuous flight number of a Southwest Airlines plane traveling from LaGuardia airport to the Dallas Love ... Read More »