Category: Christian Living

My IQ Wasn’t High Enough

In the wake of Nobel laureate James Watson’s public scrutiny over his comment about IQ, I wondered what the big commotion was about. He discovered the double helix of the DNA, and at 90 years of age, he was reporting the findings of IQ studies. In the end, i... Read More »

How Should the Image of God Affect Christian Conduct?

The image of God is a discussion that has gathered some attention in recent days. Christians should be thankful for this renewed discussion. Conversations surrounding the doctrine of the image of God have furthered appreciation for the sanctity of life, the di... Read More »

Reflections from a Christian Pilgrimage

For years, I’ve heard of the joys of pilgrimaging to the holy land, but I had no opportunity to visit until now. Joining a large group from Prestonwood Baptist Church led by Pastors Jack Graham and Jarrett Stephens, we crisscrossed our way through the Promis... Read More »

Beyond the Grand Canyon

Are you up for an adventure? It’s not like seeing the Grand Canyon, nor is it like going to an acclaimed restaurant for the first time. This is an adventure of the soul. You can venture into it wherever you may be. It’s an adventure into the supernatural, ... Read More »

Como los cristianos confunden el tema de la heterosexualidad (What Christians Get Wrong about Heterosexuality)

Preston Sprinkle republicó un ensayo de 2017 por Greg Coles: “You don’t need to pray that God makes me straight” (“No hay que rogar a Dios que me haga heterosexual”). Salió recientemente en el Center for Faith, Spirituality, and Gender. Coles recha... Read More »

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 »