The world owes a great debt to Charles Wesley as a pastor, missionary, theologian and hymn writer. But the much-love hymn, “And Can It Be”, has some very bad theology in the third stanza. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for … More Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?
Worldview, Politics, and Cultural Engagement “Will I Be Fully Accepted As a Gay Man at Your Church?” Helpful. Churches need to have this conversation. Ten Things You should Know Know about the Dangers of Media I wonder if people wrote articles about “ten things you should know about automobiles” when cars began to dominate … More Curated Links for Growth and Thought
The Church needs to know what battles to fight and what battles to let go. Toward that end, we can learn much from Church history. Or …, we could ignore the lessons of the past and just repeat the same mistakes? Let’s not do that. Here’s a lesson from the past for the modern Church that … More A Slice of Ancient History for Our Situation
Friday is for Heart Songs I love biographies of great saints of the cross who gave their all for the cause of Christ. Here’s one I had not heard of that encouraged my soul. May it do so for you too. The God you serve is worthy of everything you have to give and more. … More Blood, Fire and Death: Worth it All