“What no one shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned. Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.”
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
“The obvious is the hardest thing of all to point out to anyone who has genuinely lost sight of it.”
“The greatest problem is not with flat-out white racists, but rather with the far larger number of Americans who believe intellectually in racial equality but are quietly oblivious to injustice around them.”
“Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert.”
“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
“In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair…the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.”
“Christmas is the end of thinking you are better than someone else, because Christmas is telling you that you could never get to heaven on your own. God had to come to you.”
I’m a sketching, writing, thinking, coffee drinking, Christian, husband, father, and professor. I lead the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity at Cedarville University.
Thinking of families today who are receiving some of the worst news they'll ever receive. May they grieve w/hope + be embraced w/abiding love. "We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" -2 Cor. 4:18
Can’t drive through Louisville without at least stopping by campus. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7yXycploOx/?igshid=13kgx7cf5dnio
Here is the punch line for today’s sermon...Let’s not look for a hill to die on but a people to die for. - Mark 9:39-41
A lot of folks think they have chosen hills to die on when in reality they have chosen valleys to die in.
The twins joined me this weekend while I was preaching at the conference. On our drive through Kentucky this evening we listened to Dr. Tony Evans preach on the radio. Isaiah said to me, “Well, one thing is clear, you don’t preach like that guy.” “I wish I did,” said I. 🤓