Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.
- Before You Get to Church on Sunday Morning….
Not a bad way to start a Sunday morning or any morning.
- Bitter Pills: 4 Unpleasantries that Make for Healthy Churches
I’m not saying all good churches leave a constant bitter taste lingering on your palette. But if you find these attitudes to be too bitter to swallow, perhaps its time to consider whether you’re looking for a biblical, healthy church that please Jesus, or if you are looking for a social club focused on keeping its clientele comfortable.
- Blindness and the Church: Image, Reality, and Appropriate Behavior
The event also made both of us wonder why it seems sometimes to be the case that one’s faith is thought to be stronger if one prays for healing than it is if one simply accepts life as it is and makes the most of it with all of its joys and sorrows.
- What Is Hell?
There is no biblical concept more grim or terror-invoking than the idea of hell. It is so unpopular with us that few would give credence to it at all except that it comes to us from the teaching of Christ Himself.
- The Deep Joy of Self-Denial
And therefore, we silence those false claims that the old person inside us would otherwise promote. We renounce them, and we set our eyes on heaven, even through the things of this earth, for behold, “[our] reward is great in heaven.”