The past fifteen years has provided Christian readers with a blessed increase in literature on the doctrine of work. This growth in resources is a welcome development because it appears that for some time now, the doctrine of work has become a matter of tertiary importance--if not insignificance--among evangelicals. However it developed, it seems that the default attitude among Christians with whom I … Continue reading The Doctrine of Work: Some Recent Titles (And an Old One, Too)
A few days ago I posted some thoughts on how Christians can love those who hold to different worldviews. One of the reasons why the Christian worldview enables believers to love unbelievers is because it teaches that salvation is all of grace. I noted that when Christians are walking faithfully within a Christian worldview they will sense deep love and compassion … Continue reading Why Arminianism Can’t Make You a More Compassionate Christian
I recently engaged in a light Twitter exchange with a few atheists after I posted the following tweet: Christians love atheists and adherents of other religions, not because we accept their worldview, but precisely because we don't. — Derek Brown (@DerekBrown24) April 12, 2016 A few self-described atheists didn't think this statement sounded too loving. One … Continue reading How Do Christians Love People With Different Worldviews?
I once heard Iain Murray suggest in an interview that Christians should ask the Lord to guide them in what books to read. When I first heard this comment several years ago, I thought it interesting but unrealistic. Recently I've become convinced he is entirely right, and for two specific reasons. First, the process of reading and seeking knowledge is an intimately spiritual exercise. … Continue reading Pray About What Books to Read
I recently turned 37. I enjoyed a low-key celebration with my family and received a few nice gifts. It was good. But the day came and went, and life soon moved back into a normal routine. Next year, if the Lord wills, I will celebrate my 38th birthday, and hopefully in a similar way. Birthdays can serve as … Continue reading Say Goodbye to Your Bucket List