Rosaria Butterfield on True Conversion & Repentance

Rosaria Butterfield on True Conversion & Repentance

"The purpose-driven movement makes conversion a simple matter of saying the magic words, a mantra that makes Jesus the Mr. Rogers of the conscience. In his popular book, The Purpose Driven Life, author Rick Warren represents conversion in these words: 'Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you" (p. 59). There is a pit of [...]

Do Any Lives Matter?

Do Any Lives Matter?

“We share a hope, if not a conviction, that human life is exceedingly valuable.” R.C. Sproul I remember hearing the term "inalienable human rights" when I was in social studies class as a kid, usually in reference to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which asserts that all people "are endowed by their Creator with certain [...]

On Being Engaged . . . And Being Fallible

On Being Engaged . . . And Being Fallible

If you've known me personally for more than five years, you know that my history and perspective when it comes to romantic relationships have both been quite . . . diverse. I've "been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt" in all sorts of unpleasant relational circumstances. I gradually learned to be (genuinely) content in [...]

Semper Reformanda

Semper Reformanda

October 31, 2017 was the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his ninety-five theses to the door of the Castle Church at Wittenburg. In this document, Luther boldly criticized the Roman Catholic Church’s rather unbiblical sale of “indulgences"–where laypersons were pressured to pay money to church leaders in exchange for the forgiveness of not only [...]