Christmas is indescribably special. Even for those who don’t believe in Christ, the festive season is still a time of great joy and celebration. Why? How can we find words for the real meaning of Christmas? Christmas is a magical time of year. This holy season summons a colourful array of feelings, memories and hopes… Read More 5 Big, Beautiful Themes that Reveal the Meaning of Christmas
Jesus might return at any moment. This is a clear teaching of Scripture and one that Jesus’ disciples embraced wholeheartedly. That may seem odd to us, given that almost 2,000 years have passed and the church is still waiting. But we were never promised a timeline — just the assurance that He will come back.… Read More Jesus Could Return At Any Moment: Are You Ready?
The arguments given by those supporting vaccine passports sound impressive, but do they really hold water? Last week I wrote 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster. It was met with plenty of praise and agreement—but more than a few rebuttals as well. Some who disagreed with me are in open support of compulsory… Read More The Case for Vaccine Passports is Feeble and Fading
Today, many people assume that believing the Bible involves blind faith. But what if there was evidence that the Bible isn’t just a bunch of fairy tales, but the words of the living God? Actually, there is. Bible prophecy provides amazing evidence that there is a God, and that He inspired what has become the… Read More How Do We Know the Bible is True?
Christians have always maintained that Jesus is God: fully human, and fully divine. But some have suggested that Jesus never claimed to be God — that Christians misunderstood Jesus and invented this idea after the fact. Is that true? The answer to this is clear: the Jesus we meet in the pages of the New… Read More Did Jesus Claim to Be God?
I was born and raised in a suburb outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was a great place to grow up, and I was raised in the most amazing family who taught me a lot of strong Christian values. I grew up in a Catholic church. I went through baptism, confirmation, and eucharist — even though… Read More Angie’s Faith Story
And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. — Zechariah 12:3 After a time of relative peace, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated… Read More Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The following is an excerpt of Kurt’s new book Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? There is an incurable habit of the human heart to ‘otherise’ evil—to identify all of the injustices of the world with some other person or group of people. Our tendency to blame others goes right back to the… Read More Systemic Injustice and the Good News of Jesus
The following is an excerpt from Kurt Mahlburg’s new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? I have always loved punk rock music. I recently rediscovered some of my old favourite albums and my wife found it very amusing. Angie couldn’t take me seriously; she certainly couldn’t imagine me as a twenty-year-old ‘skanking’ at… Read More The Only Way to Be Truly Countercultural Today: Follow Jesus
A review by David Robertson, the Director of Third Space, a project of the City Bible Forum in Australia. Originally posted at The Wee Flea. Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? by Kurt Mahlburg – 8/10 This book was given to me by a friend and I have to say that at first I… Read More ‘Readable’ and ‘Brilliant’ — A Review of Cross and Culture by David Robertson