A topical message about the Christian response to our divided times.
I remember just a few years back (or maybe it was a lifetime ago), reading that a mainline denomination had asked the writers of the song, "In Christ Alone," whether they could change, the lyric, "the wrath of God was satisfied," to "the love of God was magnified." The authors refused, and the song was … Continue reading Love and Fury
Message #30 in The Latter Letters on 1 John 4:7-18. [soundfaith width="640" height="646" account_id="2873611" include_playlist="true" include_speaker="true" include_series="true" include_date_presented="true"][/soundfaith]
They say, "Christ is the reason for the season," but that's a bit vague don't you think? Yes, today is the day in which Christendom turns special attention to the birth of Christ. And yet the coming of the Son of God as a baby surely wasn't an end in itself. There's a reason behind … Continue reading Leave and Cleave
How can we find and live out our authentic identity in a world of others' expectations? How do we become fully ourselves while also living in community? In Peter's address to his readers, we find a key to an authentic and appealing identity.