The Gospel of Human Progress

E was for infanticide before infanticide was morally acceptable among politicians in New York and Virginia. That’s one of the reasons Tom Bartlett’s recent article in the Chronicle about Harvard professor Steven Pinker, carries the title, “Why Do People Love to Hate Steven Pinker?” Bartlett argues that the professor’s “gospel of human progress” has made him a lot of enemies.

Read More

What To Do When You’ve Blown It

love the story of Peter in the Bible. That guy could really be an idiot. Maybe that’s why I identify with him so. I can be an idiot too. I’m thankful God loves idiots.

Read More

Five Signs Your Brother Needs Your Help

OST vehicles have a number of warning signs to alert you to potential problems. I remember my old college car that had a “check engine” light that I learned to blissfully ignore all the way until the engine locked up while driving down the interstate. Similarly, my current vehicle has a service light that comes on when I need an oil change. I sometimes ignore that for a couple weeks as well.

Read More

Sunny Side Up: The Breakfast Conversation That Could Change Your Life (Launch Team)

Can you remember a time in your Christian life when you were closer to Jesus than you are now? Maybe you want to change, but where do you begin? Consider Jesus’ breakfast conversation with Peter: it could change your life!

Read More

Seven Effects of the Fall (Sketch)

Paradise is a mere speed bump on the road to redemption. It only took the human race three chapters to ruin everything. By the sixth chapter of Genesis, God was ready to start over with one man, Noah, and his family. At the end of the Bible we see a vision of paradise restored. But most of the Bible is about the messy in between, living life in a fallen world while we wait with hope for our returning King.

Read More

Evangelistic Reverse Engineering

This evening I was reading Sam Chan’s new book Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News About Jesus More Believable. There’s a lot of good stuff in there. I found his description of the three levels of interacting with others to be really helpful. In order to enter into meaningful conversations we have to reverse engineer others’ interests.

Read More

Why Mere Christianity Won’t Go Out of Style

It’s the book that crushed a political hatchet man, led a world-renowned scientist to faith, and robbed a prideful entrepreneur of billions of dollars. The politician was Chuck Colson of the famed Watergate scandal; the scientist was Francis Collins, nominated by President Obama as director of the National Institutes of Health; and the businessman was Thomas Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza.

Read More

The Story of Forgiveness We All Need

The story of Peter is a story we all need. Peter is one of the biggest failures in all of the New Testament. He’s also one of the greatest symbols of the power of forgiveness. Working on a children’s book with Catalina Echeverri that tells his story was a lot of fun.

Read More

The Village Atheists’ Fight for Religious Liberty

Did you know there are still multiple states where atheists are not allowed to hold public office? There are even states where an atheist is technically not allowed to testify in court? Throughout our nation’s history we have treated those who don’t believe in God harshly, punishing and even executing them.

Read More