Jesus vs. “Faith Leaders” (Or: Everything is Theological)

It wasn’t long ago that the most aggressively anti-Christian elements in our culture at least pretended to be committed to “keeping religion out of politics”. We were told again and again that “religion and politics don’t mix” and that we should “keep our faith in its place”. Then a funny thing happened on the way […]

The Essential First Step To Renewing Our Culture

How do we actually take our train-wreck of a culture, turn it around, and transform it into something of breathtaking beauty? Sound impossible? Well, it is…apart from the Gospel-fueled Great Commission. The Great Commission in action really can and will supernaturally resurrect and transform dead lives, families, communities and even entire civilizations, all by God’s […]

Where Marriage and Politics Intersect

It should come as no surprise that the King of kings has opinions on the subject of marriage and that said opinions are perfect in every way because, among other things, the King in question is the Author, Definer, and Sustainer of marriage. With that in mind, how do we chart a path to understanding […]

Encouraging Christian Leaders To Lead As Christians

Why does God raise up Christian leaders? To mimic unbelievers by modeling the same dismissive, destructive approach that they naturally take to His Word. Nope. God raises up Christian leaders to lead as Christians. This is the critical subject that we dove into in last week’s Tennessee General Assembly Bible Study in Nashville, which I’d […]

Jesus As The Essential Foundation Of Education

  Who is God? What are men and women? What is the purpose of human life? The answers to these questions form the foundation of every philosophy of education. There are no exceptions. These are also some of the key questions and answers that we kicked around in this week’s Bible Study at the Tennessee […]

Putting Government In Its Place

What is the role of government? Well, that depends on whether we’re talking about self-government, family government, church government, or civil government. But we don’t even seem to know that there are such things as self government, family government, and church government these days; at least not in the sense that these areas of government […]

King David: Not A Product Of Safe Spaces

  What kind of culture produces the likes of King David? What kind of culture doesn’t? And which one are we closer to these days here in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA? (Hint: We don’t know the difference between a boy and a girl, we need safe spaces at […]

Pursuing Government After God’s Own Heart

How cool would it be to have political leaders who are serious, sold out disciples of the King of kings? How great would it be if our elected representatives treated Jesus as if He was actually the Author, Sustainer and Owner of everything in His creation, including law, logic, economics and education? How sweet would […]

Wouldn’t it be great if our political leaders understood Christ as Lord?

As a quick scan of our political culture makes painfully plain, “We the People” have wandered (or run) far from many of the fundamental truths necessary to the pursuit or maintenance of true peace, prosperity, and freedom. We’ve wandered so far into the darkness that nothing short of divine intervention can save us. Thankfully, God […]

Liberty, Tyranny & Romans 13

How has God defined His creation of civil government? The question itself sounds more than a little weird to the typical American ear these days. The notion of civil government as God’s creation is foreign to us. Even so, and as Scripture makes abundantly clear, civil government is indeed His creation. It’s His property. With […]

Bookends Of History And The Resurrection Of Knowledge

Why are we here? Why do bad things happen all around us? Is there any meaning or purpose to it all? If so, what is that meaning? These are some of the fundamental questions that we explored in last week’s Tennessee General Assembly Bible study as we wrapped up our six-part “Know Your Enemy” series. […]

The Case Against Judging God

Is it ever wise to put God on trial? Is it ever proper to judge God’s motives and works by our standards? This week in our Tennessee General Assembly Bible study, we’ll be tackling Part 3 of our “Know Your Enemy” series. This week we will be focusing on the inherent stupidity (and danger) of […]

Tackling The Myth Of Neutrality In The State Capitol

This week in our Tennessee General Assembly Bible study, we tackled Part 2 of our “Know Your Enemy” series, with a focus on the myth of neutrality. It was a blast! Our parallel study for staff members and anyone else involved in the legislative process in Nashville will happen on Friday at noon, so please pray […]

A Blowtorch In The Darkness: Bible Study And Discipleship In The State Capitol

Amidst the craziness and cultural rot that’s been defining things around here for far too long, something supernaturally cool is going on. Many things, actually, but one I want to take a sec to get you up to speed on is the Bible study and discipleship ministry that was launched just over two weeks ago […]

An Awesome Opportunity To Make Disciples In The Political Realm

It’s easy to whine. It’s easy to complain. It’s easy to be a critic. Especially when it comes to politics and politicians. What’s not so easy is doing the hard things needed in order to encourage, equip, and guide political leaders in a Christ-centered direction. It’s easy to allow the “politician” label to take on a negative or prejorative […]