Where can we see Jesus today? For many Christians, the answer is simple: We see him in and through his church. But then what about when the church behaves in horribly un-Christlike ways? When it abuses its power or neglects Christ’s commands? Are we to say that Christ himself was involved in doing evil? “Is Christ divided?”
“Have Mercy on Those Who Doubt”: Does the Twenty-First Century Church Have Room for Doubting Thomas?
Today is the day the church has historically set aside to honor the apostle Thomas. You might recall him by his popular nickname, “Doubting Thomas.” This was the disciple who, after hearing the first report that Jesus had risen from… Read More ›
Timothy Tennent, a conservative Methodist and president of Asbury Seminary, contends that in our current cultural moment Christians have largely come to be known more for what we are against rather than what we are for. And this is especially true when it… Read More ›
In a country that is shaking, God’s kingdom will continue to advance. Here’s how we can pray together for our nation’s healing.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” — Matthew 5:6 (ESV). Jesus pronounces blessing on all those who have an appetite for “righteousness.” Why? Because they will have their fill. Their hunger will be… Read More ›
My wife and I were grateful to be able to get together with some of our young adult ministry students for an online video chat last night. As part of the discussion, we asked everyone what they all thought was… Read More ›
Working off of my definition of the church’s mission as participating in the mission of Christ to proclaim the gospel in word and deed by making disciples who make disciples, teaching and obeying God’s word, and loving and serving others… Read More ›