John Geiger has served as the headmaster at Eastwood Christian School in Montgomery, Alabama. John is both a former seminary classmate and also a former student of mine and now he is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. I remember John as a young man with an easy smile, a sensitive heart and an active, thoughtful … More Reflections of a Dying Christian
Sunday Afternoon Musing I have been waiting to post this piece from Ravi Zacharias ministry site for some time. Today’s message had a lot of these themes in it so here, after six years sitting in my “draft” file is an article by Jill Carattini. I have reformatted it a bit to make it easier to … More Malcolm Muggeridge
Matthew 28:11–15 (ESV) The Report of the Guard 11 While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. 12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, “Tell … More A Resurrection Day Meditation
That’s one way to think of Christmas. With the incarnation, with the God-man Savior, the plan of the Father to conquer sin and its effects, including death, is unleashed. Christmas is the beginning of the end for death. All those who rightly fear death can run to a Savior who rescues them from death and … More The Beginning of the End of Death
Sunday Afternoon Musings This week I have been rereading a short biography on the life of Charles Simeon. It’s the second bio in John Piper’s The Roots of Endurance (Crossway, 2002). Simeon was a British pastor (1754-1836). His mother died when he was very young, his father was an unbeliever and he was sent to … More What Happens When a Non-believer Takes the Lord’s Supper Seriously?
Preparing Our Hearts for Easter Easter is only three weeks away! Christianity rises and falls on the resurrection of Christ. If Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, everything is proved. Everything is fulfilled or will be fulfilled. Jesus is God. The Scriptures are accurate. The prophecies are fulfilled. Sin and death have been … More Preparing for Easter (1)
Friday Thoughts You’ve heard the pundits. “This is a Christian nation” or, with equal fervor, “This is not and never was a Christian nation.” The reality? America was never a Christian nation—in any biblical sense. First, America is not a Christian country. It is a country with a veneer of Christianity. That Christian veneer was … More America Was Never a Christian Nation — not in any biblical sense anyway
Monday is for Discussion I am often surprised by how many people ask me questions about this or that book about the afterlife. People are well meaning, they want to see something in the theater or read a book that affirms their faith in God and their belief in the resurrection. I understand that. But … More Some “Faith Affirming” Films are Dangerous
Saturday Afternoon Musings “A surprisingly large number of people who think of themselves as Christians never get further than accepting the truth of Christianity. They believe that God is there–but they have never met him. They believe that God is able to forgive sins–but they have never allowed God to forgive their sins. They believe … More I Believe—What Do I Believe?
Saturday Afternoon Musings It is usually in the extremes of life that my longing for home becomes almost palpable. When my joy is so full, like … when my children were born, when they tell me of their love for Christ, when I see them living out their faith, when I gaze at my wife … More Longing for Home from This Far Country