H ave you ever found yourself accepting a Christian tract? Perhaps your reaction is something like mine. I first attempt to make eye contact. This is harder than you might think. In my neighborhood the people handing out tracts often have the look of high school kids forced to be in afterschool detention. I then [...]

H ow would you answer the question, "What does it mean to be a Christian?" Here's my attempt at a succinct answer, with a little help from the Lutheran Reformer Philipp Melanchthon. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Originally published 31 Mar 2016 as Mishmash 17 W hen we're forced to witness the ideological violence of younger Americans, it's sometimes hard to make sense of what's going on. These isolated events are data points or markers of the underlying shift which has already taken place. The idea of political correctness is familiar to [...]

P ray to the Lord of the harvest for the younger generation, that he would send forth laborers. For how can they hear without a preacher? source And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among [...]

W hen a person is reconciled to God by believing in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, he becomes a new creature. But the inherited desire to sin remains. This is concupiscence. Concupiscence is evil desire, meaning that we never get over our tendency to be envious, contentious, greedy, self-centered, ill-tempered, and impatient. -Pastor Greg [...]

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