De kerk als Gamma-schuurtje

‘Stel je voor dat we helemaal opnieuw zouden beginnen met de kerk, hoe zou die kerk er dan uit zien?’
 

Een eigenwijze oude vrouw

Hebe Kohlbrugge staat te boek als kordaat, anti-autoritair, praktisch, weinig diplomatiek, verzetsvrouw en buitengewoon eigenwijs.
 

Sekse-neutrale opvoeding is culturele zelfmoord

Worden kinderen de dupe van het zoveelste doorgeschoten maakbaarheidideaal?
 

Conversion Equals Godly Change


Conversion is far more than just changing our final destination. It's changing the way we spend each day of our lives. Conversion takes only a moment--transformation takes a lifetime.
~Julie Ackerman Link
(2 Corinthians 12:18)
*Photo by Jusben at morguefile.com
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Een nieuw soort christendom

Eenvoudig wandelen met God, dat houdt de kerk fris, dynamisch, tintelend.
 

Reputatie of genezing?

Zonde gaat nooit weg door het te verzwijgen.
 

Boze burgers

Goed beschouwd is er voor de meesten van ons weinig reden tot boosheid.
 

Fear Not For He Has Redeemed You


Never forget in the darkness what you know to be true in the light. ~Randy Kilgore
(Isaiah 43:1)
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Aangenaam uitje naar Bergen-Belsen

Ongelofelijk dat het toneelstuk 'Anne' wordt gecombineerd met een driegangenmenu.
 

Genade is een poort!

Met de stapeling van ‘genade op genade’ lijken we stenen in de hand te hebben die zacht van buiten zijn, maar hard van binnen.
 

Een avondje 'beleving' in Groningen

'Beleef het op uw manier, want daar gaat het vanavond natuurlijk allemaal om!'
 

A La Carte (April 18)

Here are a few Kindle deals for you: The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung ($0.99); From Glory to Golgotha by Donald MacLeod ($2.99); A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D.A. Carson ($3.99); Preaching to a Post-Everything World by Zack Eswine ($3.99). And don’t forget yesterday’s penny deals: The Work of Christ by R.C. Spro...
 

Heaven Is for Real, the Movie

The phenomenally popular book Heaven Is for Real—the bestselling evangelical book in the last ten years—has remained on the New York Times best-seller list after more than three years, with nearly 8 million copies sold. It’s also been translated into 25 languages and has now been made into a major movie by Sony Pictures,...
 

Good Friday: when normcore went hardcore

Posted on 04/17/14I first noticed the stonewashed jeans returning to clothing stores this past February. While out for coffee with a friend I asked, “Are the ’90s making a fashion comeback?” I wasn’t too far off. Stonewashed jeans, plain white T-shirts, fleece jackets and non-brand name items were becoming the...
 

Missing Jesus

Now this is a sweet little book. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I began reading Missing Jesus. The names Charles and Janet Morris were not ones I recognized immediately, though I had heard of their radio program HAVEN Today and think I may have been a guest once. What I found was a book that came like a cold cup of water on a...
 

A La Carte (April 17)

Here are some excellent Easter-related books: The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord by R.A. Finlayson ($2.99); 14 Words From Jesus by James Boice & Philip Ryken ($2.99); The Unexpected Jesus by R.C. Sproul ($3.99); The Work of Christ by R.C. Sproul ($0.01); Old Story New by Marty Machowski ($0.01); Saved Without a Doubt by John...
 

Meteor Showers and the New Heavens

There was only one problem: clouds covered the Oregon...
 

Stephen Colbert, David Letterman and the prophetic voice of comedy

Posted on 04/16/14I’m a fairly devoted Comedy Central “news” fan. Not that I watch every episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewartor The Colbert Report. But if there’s a big story, I want to hear their take on it. And, perhaps more telling, if I am feeling demoralized about the state of the news, I find that watching these...
 

The Law of Love

In Leviticus 19 the people of Israel are told to make provision for the poor and alien through leaving the gleanings of the field for them to harvest. God’s people are told to not steal, not deceive one another, defraud or rob our neighbor. We are not to withhold wages, and we are strictly told not to take advantage of the handicapped:...
 

G. K. Chesterton on the Resurrection

The physical resurrection of Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of redemption—both for mankind and for the earth. Indeed, without Christ’s resurrection and what it means—an eternal future for fully restored human beings dwelling on a fully restored Earth—there is no Christianity.I love this quote from G. K. Chesterton’s T...
 

Living for What Will Matter Thirty Million Years from Now

 When it comes to money, financial planners often tell us, “Don’t think just three months or three years ahead. Think thirty years ahead.” Christ, the ultimate investment counselor, takes it further. He says, “Don’t ask how your investment will be paying off in just thirty years. Ask how it will be paying off in...
 

It’s Back — The “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” and the State of Modern Scholarship

The so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” is back in the news and back in public conversation. The story first broke in a flurry of sensationalism back in September of 2012 when Smithsonian magazine declared that a papyrus fragment had been found which would “send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship.” Well,...
 

What about Life Insurance?

A reader recently asked on Twitter, “Based on The Treasure Principle, I wonder if you oppose life insurance that is greater than the amount needed to pay for a funeral?”
 

Ron DiCianni’s Reflections on the Resurrection

Artist Ron DiCianni is a good friend who I first met at the Christian Bookseller’s Convention (now called ICRS), probably twenty years ago. We have hung out a number of times over the years (these two pictures of us go back a ways!). We’ve done book signings together and walked the convention floors, just having a great time...
 

More Tales from the Tolerance Thugs

OK, it is now official. It has been a close contest, but I think a winner can be announced here – even if just by a whisker. There are many contenders for the Tolerance Brigade of the Year Award. Plenty of groups come to mind. You know the ones: they scream the loudest about tolerance, acceptance and diversity, yet are the most intolerant, u...
 

The Panda, One of God’s Creatures

God says He reveals His attributes in His creation. Check out and enjoy just one of thousands of His creatures—the Panda. (I can’t find who to credit and link to for these photographs sent in a forward with the captions, but I enjoyed them and hope you do too!)Mom? Can you come and get me down now? 
C'mon guys, you can do it, 1, 2,...
 

Tales From the Resistance

Every person who names the name of Christ is part of the Resistance. We are resisting the world, the flesh and the devil, and we are taking a stand for Christ and the Kingdom. We seek to reclaim territory lost to the enemy, and make the lordship of Christ preeminent in all things.I have just penned a piece on this, reminding us of our role as...
 

His Strength and Grace in Our Weakness

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations,” Paul wrote, “there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to...
 

We Are the Resistance

It really does not take much to spark a thought for a new article. This article took a split second to conceive. Elsewhere a kind soul sent me a brief message which included these words: “God Bless you and your family Bill Muehlenberg. You are a voice for the truth and such a critical part of the resistance.” I thought right away, “Yes, exactly – w...