Christian Life

Life on Mission

Everyone will spend their seventy-or-so years living for something. Sadly, most people will end up living for the wrong thing – and not even realize it! For example, name the most famous athlete you can think of. Michael Jordan? Michael Phelps? LeBron James? You probably would not have thought of Mark Spitz. But he was…

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Life in Our World

Speak and Don’t Be Silent

The Henry Jackson subcommittee was established by Congress in 1965 to review the diplomatic service of American ambassadors. This statement was contained in their final report, “When an ambassador overseas negotiates or speaks in private or in public, his audience needs to feel that he . . . speaks with the authority of the President…

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Life in Our World

This Is Not Our Fathers’ World

As we discussed in our last post, as ambassadors for Christ, we are to go into the world and urge men to be reconciled to God. However, if we are going to accomplish that objective, we must have some understanding of the cultural context that surrounds us – we must discern our times. A review…

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Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

The Embassy Is Still Open

Postmodern thinking surrounds us. And it has incredible potential to sway us as we swim about in its waters. While the dangers are many and the temptation to accommodate or assimilate is great, the gravest danger presented by the postmodern worldview is a radically altered view of truth. Postmodernism at its heart is a foundational rejection,…

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Ministry Life

The Requirement for Ministry

To engage in ministry, what is required of us? Many students I know here at Bob Jones University are starting camp ministry this week, ministering to and counseling young people about their spiritual walk. Others I know have already left or will soon depart for an overseas ministry trip to minister the Gospel to those…

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Ministry Life

What’s the Church’s Mission?

Churches today expend great amounts of energy pursuing success. However, not everyone agrees on what success in the church looks like. Multitudes of books have been written in an attempt to help pastors define a successful church. But there are almost as many ideas as to what success looks like as there are books on…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

The Problem of Good

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” –Psalm 145:8 If God is who He says He is and if we are who God’s Word and human experience say we are… Then how do we explain the goodness of God? Most of us get fixated and frustrated by…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

God Is Not a Math Problem

Some of you have either just finished final exams or are about to launch into that dangerous territory. Our students here at Bob Jones University just finished theirs, and tomorrow we will be rejoicing to see some of them march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Of particular interest are those math majors –…

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