You can get Greg Gilbert’s latest, Why Trust the Bible, for free in exchange for taking a quick survey.
Really appreciated watching this talk from Sheridan Voysey.
True confession: I was not truly pro-life until recently.
Although I was disturbed by the reports I heard regarding abortion — its methods, its victims, its very nature, its utter disregard for the dignity of human life — I did relatively little to actually be pro-life, from the heart, with my hands and feet and mouth and money. Until God graciously opened my eyes.
So often when we think through the stories of the Bible, we cast ourselves in the role of the hero or at least the victim. For example, when we read the parable of the Good Samaritan, we want to believe we’d be the Samaritan. We could even see us being the man beaten up and needing some help.
We don’t want to face the fact that we are so often the villains. You and I are the ones who ignore those in need of help because it would inconvenience us. Because they are different from us.
Your thing is that bad. My things are that bad. Sin is bad. Yes, these statements are the most painfully obvious sentences I have ever written.
We just don’t hate sin like we should (in ourselves, hating sin in others is a topic for another day. We’re normally pretty good at that anyways.) Do we forget about verses like this?
Gene Veith shares an encouraging bit of news.
This should put a smile on your face.
There are some big events in life that serve as “game-changers” for us. When you move out of your home you become responsible for everything. When you get married your life becomes orientated to another. When you have children, especially in the early years, everything revolves around caring, providing, and enjoying the babies.
But all of these pale in comparison to the ultimate “game-changer” — conversion.