Category Faith

A Peculiar Disapproval of Gay Pride

I am not interested in making common cause with non-Christians in my disapproval of the celebration of homosexual desires or acts. The reason is that truly Christian disapproval of sin is rooted in, sustained by, and aimed at spectacular realities…

Is the Power of Positive Thinking Biblical?

There are many people, Christians included, who believe that positive thinking has the power to change their lives. Visualizing their successful lives, such people practice positive thinking believing that they will become richer, more successful, and healthier. Some believers have…

“Post-Pandemic” Stewardship

We aren’t really post-pandemic (the children still need to be vaccinated) but we are looking at a set of realties very different than where we were a year ago.  As we emerge into this hard to define time-period, I hope…

Who Is the Disciple Jesus Loved?

Audio Transcript We launch into a new week with a wonderful Bible question. It comes to us from Juliet in Canada. “Dear Pastor John, hello! In John 21:7 we read about a ‘disciple whom Jesus loved.’ Can you tell me…

The Power of Perspective

Several years ago, a good, very godly friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. It was devastating. We had prayed and prayed for her recovery, but there was no sign of God’s healing hand. Jim sat by his wife’s…