Why Did My Friend Take His Life?

My friend took his life two weeks ago. When I read the news, I felt as if I was standing on a shifting fault line. My stomach ignited and sent its flaming fingers up my chest and grabbed hold of my throat, choking each attempted breath. These reactions racked my body as I tried to…

Calvin, Faith, & Repentance

Soteriology refers to the doctrine of salvation. Under this particular theological category, one finds a number of topics. For instance, the doctrine of conversion falls here. Then, under the doctrine of conversion, one finds discussions of faith and repentance. Often these two elements (faith and repentance) are discussed as two sides of the one coin…

“I was a pastor addicted to porn” Garrett Kell. Read, reflect and pass on.

This brother who wrote this is marked with a gospel security, humility, clarity and power that is deeply encouraging, challenging and refreshing. This is a POWERFUL word from this pastor on many, many levels…confession, speaking the truth in love, accountability, sin, repentance, the power of the gospel, humility, husbandry, pastoring, etc. I can’t say enough…

I am not the rescuer — He is.

This is taken from Rico Tice’s book,┬áHonest Evangelism: how to talk about Jesus even when it’s tough. He writes, Mark 8 v 14 is Jesus’ description of what it will mean to follow him. It is on that no public relations expert or marketing department would ever come up with: ‘Whoever wants to by my…