Living as Debtors

In 1546 Martin Luther was dying. He had been trying to resolve a dispute within a family at nearby Mansfield when he fell seriously ill. On his death bed, he …

Isaiah and Prophecy

In meeting regularly with a Muslim friend, I am often surprised when perhaps I should not be. The topic under discussion is commonly prophecy, and recently he made the claim …

In What Do you Trust?

There are people who like to think that they do not trust anything or anyone. It used to be common for people to say that they only believed what they …

How did Jesus view the cross?

It is a commonplace in theologically liberal circles to downplay the cross, to say, as Adolf von Harnack did, that the gospel is all about the fatherhood of God, the …

Abortion: The Trends

Introduction In 1984 I wrote a booklet on abortion entitled Open Your Mouth for the Dumb: Abortion and the Christian (Banner of Truth), and in 2010 it was revised and …

Teaching children hard things

Raising children is the most important and most difficult job in the world. Parents are seeking to point their children to God; to curb their sinful natures; to prepare them …