If it is hard to accept a rebuke, even a private one, it is harder still to administer one in loving humility – D. A. Carson

Carson’s statement begs the question, “how do you give a rebuke in loving humility?” David Mathis in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines gives seven steps we can work towards giving a rebuke that is biblical/Jesus-honoring. Check your own heart first. Seek to sympathize. Pray for restoration. Be quick. In my opinion,…

5 Truths of Church Discipline

Jonathan Leeman writes that church discipline aims to… Expose sin. Sin, like cancer, loves to hide. Discipline exposes the cancer so that it might be cut out quickly (1 Corinthians 5:2). Warn. A church does not enact God’s judgment through discipline. Rather, it stages a small play that pictures the great judgment to come (1…

Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality

The apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:15 to speak the truth in love, which is becoming I believe a hallmark verse for Christians to be mindful of as they engage with individuals in today’s culture. Ravi Zacharias embodies this verse. His disposition is always one of humility and gentleness, coupled with an unshakable courage and an impeccable logic…