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Archive | July, 2016

On Apologizing To Our Children — by Pastor Tedd Mathis 

Published July 6, 2016

  A few days ago, a sister in Christ sent me an excellent article by David Mathis (no relation) addressing parents apologizing to their children. She suggested I share it with the church family. – – – Here are a few paragraphs of Mathis’ experience with his own father: Few moments, if any, were as arresting, as moving and as unforgettable as when Pop admitted to me – at age five or seven or ten – that he had overreacted, and that he was sorry. I was moved, at least in every case I remember, because I was not an innocent victim. My disobedience, rebellion, […]

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Salt of the Earth — by Phil Johnson

Published July 1, 2016

   “You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world… Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”  (Matt. 5:13–16). That text is often cited as if it were a mandate for the church to engage in political activism — lobbying, rallying voters, organizing protests, and harnessing the evangelical movement for political clout. I recently heard a well-known evangelical leader say, “We need to make our voices heard in the voting booth, or we’re not being salt and light […]

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