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Jonathan Merritt responds to my critique of his article Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children by asserting, my argument is not that the Bible forbids spanking. I am glad to hear it but he sure seemed to... Continue...

Religious freedom is one of only three factors significantly associated with global economic growth, according to a study by researchers at Georgetown University and Brigham Young University. The study looked at GDP growth for 173 countries in 2011 and controlled for two-dozen... Continue...

I don't identify with the heroic tropes that are often used to describe preachers. I think it was Martin Lloyd-Jones who described a preacher as "theology coming through a man on fire" or something like that. I don't experience it that... Continue...

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two part series. Click here to read Part I. In our previous post, we considered the history, definition and discernment of the Puritan doctrine of vocation. The Puritan doctrine of vocation can teach... Continue...

Ryan West outlines how a church can help its surrounding community, and in turn, share the gospel. West is the national coordinator for LoveLoud at the North American Mission Board. LoveLoud is a movement of churches demonstrating God's love by meeting... Continue...

When your members walk through the church doors this Sunday, they will arrive after a week spent living in a changing American culture. Their thoughts are not only being shaped through a variety of media—talk radio, social media and television—but also through... Continue...

It is difficult to overstate just how strongly public opinion is moving against the long held Christian teaching that male and female were made exclusively for one another—that a “one flesh union” of a man and woman is the singular... Continue...

NOTE: Andrew Walker will be one of the speakers at the ERLC National Conference: “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” The conference is designed to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their... Continue...

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” We have all heard the question and likely asked the question, too. We typically ask the question of a child and again of the high school graduate or college freshman.... Continue...

A few months ago, I attended a conference where the speaker shared about his counsel to those battling sexual sin. Paraphrasing, he said, “Imagine every impure action as another thrust of the spear into the side of Jesus.” Woe! What... Continue...