What We Believe

Ready to Move with the Gospel of Peace

By
John Piper

So let's think for a few minutes about this readiness as part of the whole armor of God. Verses 11–12 say, "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."

Spiritual battle, war, conflict, gospel, evangelism

The Tragedy of the Dumb Church

By
Robin Schumacher

much of the Church today is dumb. Don’t misunderstand me, I mean no disrespect when I use the term ‘dumb’. What I mean is that the Church is dumb in that they aren’t well educated in what they believe, fail miserably in fulfilling 1 Peter 3:15 that says all Christians should be prepared to give a reason for why they believe, and are woefully unable to handle any challenge to Christianity that comes from unbelievers or the cults.

Three Ways to Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)

By
Paul M. Gould

"As parents, we want our kids to grow up in a world where belief in God is viewed as reasonable and desirable. Unfortunately, there are loud voices — Internet atheists, new atheists — who think belief in God is on the same level as belief in fairies, leprechauns, and flying spaghetti monsters. And there are other voices — fideists, anti-intellectualists, naïve believers — who equate the evidence for God with the evidence for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Both views are extreme, and both are mistaken."

apologetics, parenting, kids, reasonable faith, reality, Christ, intentional interaction, questions, question-asking, sticky faith, enduring faith, faith that lasts, conversations, answering questions, develop traditions

The Media Trashes the Pences’ Church For … Being a Christian Church

By
Rob Scharzwalder

media, Karen Pence, politics, politicians, church, doctrine, homosexuality, marriage, polygamy, polyandry, church witness

"And pray for those who, in their ignorance and agenda-driven hardness, mistake love for God for hatred of people. How sad. How very, very sad."

The Coming Test Acts Will Challenge Religious Freedom

By
Michael Brendan Dougherty

"And the pressure they bring to bear will be a major test of faith for Christians.

"Think of a country where leading politicians question whether members of a long-established religious minority are fit for public office. Or where the head of state attacks the legal protections that allow minority religions to choose their own leaders without state interference. Think of that country’s press, which has deep ideological and financial affinities with the ruling class’s prejudice, whipping up scare stories about that minority’s schools. ... all of these are recent examples of American secularism. And if news of recent weeks is any indication, the pace is only going to pick up."

 

religious freedom, religious liberty, anti-Christian hostility, politics, religious test for office, ideologies, politicians, media, religion, legal harassment, social harassment, 

As Religious Separation Increases, Religious Bigotry Will Abound

By
David French

"The United States is transitioning into large-scale secular and sacred enclaves. Thus, secular elites who express scorn or disdain for orthodox Christian religious faith and practice aren’t disconnected from popular will. They’re expressing popular will."

religions freedom, religious liberty, politics, anti-Christian hostility, 

 

"Reversing the cultural decline of Christianity would do more to preserve religious freedom than any conceivable Supreme Court case."