How To Recognize An Effective Sermon

How To Recognize An Effective Sermon

This article Previously Appeared At the Gospel Coalition Website BEFORE HE DIED, a friend asked a local pastor to preach his funeral. Many unbelievers would be present, so he asked him to preach an evangelistic sermon. The pastor read John 3:16, “God so loved...
The Surprising Truth About Biblical Love

The Surprising Truth About Biblical Love

WESTERN CULTURE IS HOPELESSLY CONFUSED ABOUT BIBLICAL LOVE. The expression “hate crimes” is the first evidence. Hate and love are opposites. Today, hatred means disagreeing with someone about their politics or their moral stance on a subject like abortion or an LGBTQ...
Do You Long For a Spiritual Utopia?

Do You Long For a Spiritual Utopia?

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICANS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE WORD, UTOPIA. The dictionary defines it as “an imagined place or state of things where everything is perfect.” But neither the word nor the concept existed 500 years ago. Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor...