Opposing war in North Korea is crucial for the Gospel

Apparently Donald Trump’s aggressive and irresponsible threats to North Korea, after the world learned of its miniature nuclear weapon, were rather impulsive and not necessarily thought through. That might be the least surprising headline of the year. Nevertheless, North Korea’s ability to use nuclear has been a concern of the United States for a long […]

No, women leading is not a “secondary issue.” Why the whole matters.

I got fired up this week at the Evangelical response to Princeton rescinding the award it gave Tim Keller (successful church planter in New York City) after there was outrage about some of his positions specifically regarding women in leadership. Some Evangelical churches still misinterpret the Bible to exclude women from leading the same as […]

“All things must be done for edification.” One perspective on using non-English language songs in worship.

Our Sunday meeting team leaders often talk about how or when to “use” non-English language songs. In a recent discussion about the issue, I asked one of our leaders, Andrew Yang, to offer his thoughts. I appreciated his perspective so much, I asked him to “blogify” it. — Jonny My guiding principle is that, generally […]

In a world full of trouble, Christians can get “whatevered” along with the rest

This was originally posted at circleofhope.net/blog. Love, law, Christian Mingle The basic Gospel of Jesus is all about connecting with God’s love, heart to heart. Anyone can participate. It’s a revolutionary and transformational love — I can tell you my own story (as Rachel was saying last week). But it is a love that can be […]