This article focuses on the preaching of John Chrysostom. Attention is given to answering the question: what is the role of the preacher in the process of bringing change in the lives of those to whom he is preaching?
This article explains that the ten commandments teach us more than just how to believe; they teach what it looks like for the holy and righteous character of God to take on flesh in the context of a sinful and fallen world.
There are four misconceptions about sanctification. This article mentions them, and explains how to counter them: sanctification is loving the Triune God, calmness in life, repentance, and law-keeping.
What are reasons for lack of prayer? This article suggests the following: lack of motivation, not knowing what to pray for, and God’s sovereignty. The author goes on to shows how an understanding of God’s promises will fuel believers to pray.
Are children born with Down's Syndrome undeserving of life as some say? This article shows that being created in the image of God gives unconditional value and dignity also to those with Down's Syndrome.
Why did the ancient Greeks and Romans have no place for hospitals? This article indicates that paganism had no real basis for compassion. But as Christ is full of compassion, Christians sought to emulate that compassion, which provided the driving force behind early Christian medical care.
How are business and spiritual formation related? This article answers by explaining that trustworthiness, fairness, and perseverance are some of the characters for the spiritual formation of a Christian in the business sector.
What is it that makes shopping so addictive? What drives consumerism? This article gives the answer: worship. The author explains that we worship either God or idols, and it shows how we can fight consumerism by finding our treasure in heaven.
How and where do the Psalms speak about Christ? This article explains both the popular and academic views, giving due attention to just how Christ is present in the Psalms. Among other things it explains the meaning of typology and sensus plenior.
Are the laws of physics contradicting the possibility of creation? Laws do not create, they can only describe what happens under certain conditions. So the claim that science contradicts creation is not true.
Self-promotion can go under the disguise of seeking great things for Christ. This article shows how narcissism is a danger to many pastors, and how can they fight it through the desire to serve while still being ambitious.
Can a Christian be in business, pursue profit, and remain faithful at the same time? This article draws from the life of Joseph to show that it is possible to have business, profits, and biblical norms match.
When discussing the Sunday worship service, there is increasingly less talk about "worshipping God" and more talk about "the worship experience." This article calls for a rethinking of the kind of experience that many are looking for in worship. Christianity offers nothing less than a God-given message about Immanuel.
The efforts to reconcile Genesis 1-Genesis 2 with the theory of evolution will always lead to a different reading of the creation account. This article argues that Genesis 1 must be understood to record creation in six days.
How can Christians be helped to grow in their praying? This article lays out some suggestions. We first need to understand the gospel aspect of our praying, that Christ is our mediator and is interceding for us in heaven. We may also be helped in making use of the Psalms, in ordering our prayers, in concentrating on God first, and in reading works that contain the prayers of saints.
Faith is not against reason. Understanding God to be the source of knowledge, and taking into account the fall of man and the impact it has on his reasoning, this article shows that faith is in harmony with reason and at times beyond it.
This article explains that the redefinition of marriage that allows for so-called homosexual marriage is a sign of a crumbling foundation in society. For such a society to regain stability, it must make a choice for true marriage, and not for madness.
This article identifies and assesses five aspects of contemporary Christianity and church life that hinder church attendance. It speaks of different kinds of Christians, like the "pew-monia," "recliner," and self-centred Christian. The author also shares ways of curing the problems, by giving thought to Paul's counsel in 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1.
The justice of God was a concept that filled Martin Luther with fear. His efforts in trying to satisfy God’s standards brought him frustration. This article shows that to understand this we must know the context in which Luther lived.
Some stumbling blocks are necessary, others are the result of sin, and still others require considerable wisdom to deal with them. This article explains how the Christian is to be aware of the differences, and how the Christian life is a paraodox, one of seeking to please everyone, yet not living to please man.