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And Yet

And Yet

Australian theologian Peter Tong is concerned about bad theology being perpetuated via the Internet. He, along with many pastors—including this one—is concerned that an overreliance, and an overexposure to the internet, can be unhealthy. In the book Women, Sermons and...

Facebook and Me

Facebook and Me

Conrad recently added a blog post recalling how he first came to join Facebook, and reflecting on the benefits he has reaped over the years. As I commence 2017, Facebook is among the many blessings I am thanking God for. Let me explain. My journey on Facebook began a...

Rhetorical Reassurance

Rhetorical Reassurance

Genesis 18:14 records a rhetorical question, one that should reverberate in our hearts as we “fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12). In this verse, the Lord responds to Sarah’s unbelief with, “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” This question, like all...

#WorstYearEver

#WorstYearEver

As we approach the end of another year, one trending topic on Twitter has been #WorstYearEver. No doubt, a good many people have reasons to think that 2016 was a particularly disagreeable year. But the aforementioned hashtag has little to do with difficult economies,...

Christmas and Africa

Christmas and Africa

For many centuries, the church in Africa has suffered a spiritual identity and inferiority crisis. The assumption has been that the church in Africa is dependent upon the church in the West for its evangelism, its spiritual edification, its intellectual/academic...

Why Do Missionaries Take Such Embarrassing Photos?

Why Do Missionaries Take Such Embarrassing Photos?

I flew into Freetown last week. As I was escorted from the arrivals gate I found a sea of humanity outside the airport calling out to arriving passengers for the exchange of money into the local currency or as taxis. Thankfully, someone was waiting for me and he took...

The Greatest Verse

The Greatest Verse

Every year, BibleGateway.com, which bills itself “the world’s most visited Christian website,” publishes a list of the most read Bible verses on its website. Every year, the list includes a number of well-known and beloved verses, such as Proverbs 3:5–6; Psalm 23:4; 1...

Pride and Prayerlessness

Pride and Prayerlessness

More frequently than I care to admit, I find it hard in the morning to bend my knees. In fact, I often find it difficult no matter what time of day it is. And I am not referencing an increasing awareness of arthritis. I am speaking about something far more...