Why does denial of appetites play such a large role in every religion?

Christianity doesn’t call us to curb all our appetites, just the unhealthy ones—the ones that can eat us alive.  Unhealthy appetites are those that prompt us to seek satisfaction apart from God’s plan for life.  When our appetites are not…

Prayer Update January 13, 2017

Linda and I have spent this week on the campus of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She’s been taking her comprehensive exams for her EdD program (Doctor of Education). I’ve been meeting with various administrators and professors at Southern. We’ve…

Why do so many churches settle for mere respectability?

Respectability is generally a good thing. In fact, when the Bible highlights the essential qualities needed in church leaders, “respectable” makes the short list (1 Timothy 3:12).  But while it’s commendable to be respectable, it’s not enough.  In fact, when…