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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Five Basic Questions about Homosexuality and the Bible: Can we bear the burden of answering these questions?

This week I had the privilege of attending the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference and speaking on a panel discussion with Thomas White, Jason Allen and Randy Stinson. The panel was led by Phillip Bethancourt on Preparing Next Generation Leaders for a ... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayer? (Part 3)

This is part three in the three part series on unanswered prayer. For part one see here, and for part two see here. Christ commands us to pray boldly and pray persistently because God is a good God. What then is prayer? Is it a passionate and bold plea, or simple resignation to t... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayer? (Part 2)

Jesus teaches what to pray, how to pray, and why to pray. Pray boldly because God is good. Pray persistently because God is good. This synopsis of Luke 11:1-13 was the subject of yesterday’s post. Motivated by the goodness of God, we should honor Him by tenaciously asking anyth... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayer? (Part 1)

Where is God When you are happy and turn to him with gratitude and praise, you will be—or so it feels—welcomed with open arms. But go to him when your need is desperate and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside.... Read More »