"Making Sense of Scripture's 'Inconsistency'"– The Gospel Coalition
"I find it frustrating when I read or hear columnists, pundits, or journalists dismiss Christians as inconsistent because 'they pick and choose which of the rules in the Bible to obey.' Most often I hear, 'Christians ignore lots of Old Testament texts—about not eating raw meat or pork or shellfish, not executing people for breaking the Sabbath, not wearing garments woven with two kinds of material and so on. Then they condemn homosexuality. Aren’t you just picking and choosing what you want to believe from the Bible?'”
"Are Evangelical Christians Anti-Palestinian"– The Jerusalem Post
"First, Evangelicals who take the Bible literally are required to believe that God loves both Israelis and Palestinians, and that we, too, are commanded to love both."
"True Mourning Brings Comfort"– Back to Basics
"The teaching of the Bible and the philosophy of the world are totally opposite from each other. For example, Jesus said in this second Beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn” (Matthew 5:4). The world regards a statement like this as totally unthinkable. How could somebody who is in a state of mourning be blessed?"
"Weapons of This Warfare: Facing the Strongholds of Social Media"– CalvaryChapel.com
"Even though our thoughts may be shadow banned by the world, we have a voice that transcends even our language – a groaning, cry, sigh – that cannot be uttered. An eternal voice of communication that is heard in heaven. Our God is greater than any imaginable algorithm, and He will use all of our thoughts for His glory if we come to Him first and let Him sanitize them – with salt and light."
"God-Hearted...1 Samuel 18 Shaped"– Nateholdridge.com
"God shaped David through a friendship and success, but also by the downward pull of Saul, redeeming it all for His purposes. God will to shape you as well."
"David Robertson: Steve Chalke and I agree on a lot. But his errors about the Bible will have harmful consequences."– Premier Christianity
"Steve’s attack on the Bible as the word of God ultimately takes the word of God away from us and ends up presenting us with a false Christ, one made in our own image, one made in the likeness of our culture and society. The Jesus for our times is not a Jesus we just make up to suit the times; he is the Jesus of the Bible. You take away from the Bible; you are taking him away from us."
"The Only Work that Counts"– Ray Bentley, This Day
The Pharisees were upright, righteous people. They observed the law, performed their service to God religiously—and loved to talk about it. They may sound exaggerated to you, but I’ve had my Pharisee moments. Suddenly, things are feeling good with God, I’m on a spiritual pinnacle – and somehow, it’s easy to fall into judging everyone else who doesn’t live by the same standards of holiness by which I live."
"What Should I Do in Response to the #MeToo Movement?"– CalvaryChapel.com
"But even if we acknowledge the sheer numbers, it’s hard to face the ugly reality that is sexual assault, especially as relayed via social media."
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