American culture

Absolute Certainty

Absolute Certainty

Being a Christian in today’s cultural context takes courage and commitment. When we are talking with friends, relatives and neighbors about something as personal as what will happen to them after they die, it can sound strange and offensive to them that Jesus is the only way to heaven.

But it will help us hold firm to our convictions if we remember that each of us frequently trusts other people to have absolute certainty about life-or-death situations.

Doubt and Confusion in the Face of Truth

Doubt and Confusion in the Face of Truth

Sharing the Gospel with students on campus is one of the personal highlights of ministry. The collegiate missions team is ministering to a generation that has minimal Christian background and is biblically illiterate. Reactions to the Good News are myriad: anger, indignation, rejection, acceptance. But perhaps the two common responses to the Gospel are doubt and confusion.

Why I Deactivated My Facebook Account

Why I Deactivated My Facebook Account

It was the middle of the afternoon, not late at night when my mind was tired or early in the morning before I had reminded myself of the Lord’s faithfulness and new mercies. I was alone, but not in a dangerous place. I was in my apartment. 

But maybe that seemingly safe setup added to the shock when I saw the disturbing news on my screen as I scrolled down my Facebook newsfeed.