Book Excerpt: “Give Me a Sign!”

I've been sitting on a 25,000-word book manuscript for quite some time now. Its name is How to Be Made Holy, and it's meant to be a book that a Christian can hand to an unbeliever after an evangelistic encounter. Think of it as "Here's everything I wanted to tell you but didn't have three hours to … Continue reading Book Excerpt: “Give Me a Sign!”

Preaching to a Funeral Audience, part 3

If you haven't read part 1 and part 2, read those first. God Comforts Those in Mourning 1 Thessalonians 4, verses 13 to 18, and here’s what we learn: God comforts those in mourning. Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will … Continue reading Preaching to a Funeral Audience, part 3

Preaching to a Funeral Audience, part 1

The ostensible goal was to gather a million believers on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The effort surely fell short, but there was at least a decent crowd. So the claim goes, it turned out to be "the largest Christian event in the history of the United States." And the gospel presentations therein fell rather … Continue reading Preaching to a Funeral Audience, part 1

Book Review — God Speed by Chad Bonham

There were two primary things I didn't know about God Speed before it arrived by parcel. First, it doesn't center around driver Sage Karam's struggle following an accident that killed fellow driver Justin Wilson, though the story does occupy a couple of chapters. Much of that story can be found in a recent FCA article, also … Continue reading Book Review — God Speed by Chad Bonham

I Gave In and Watched Chris Pratt’s Gospel Thing

Upcoming TGC article: Finding the Gospel in Chris Pratt's Presentation of the Gospel (#troll) — Garrett O'Hara (@mokaThought) June 21, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Seriously, I haven't watched it, and I'm not planning on it. I do not care. Carry on. — Garrett O'Hara (@mokaThought) June 21, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Okay, I gave in. I watched it. It … Continue reading I Gave In and Watched Chris Pratt’s Gospel Thing

The Bible is Christianity — 2 Peter 1:19 and Frank Turek’s View of Inerrancy

Frank Turek wrote the other day that "Christianity would still be true even if the Bible [were] never written." He goes on to clarify that the specific topic is having an inerrant Bible. But some of us erroneously think that Christian beliefs cannot be sustained unless the Bible is without error.  That would mean that the Christian … Continue reading The Bible is Christianity — 2 Peter 1:19 and Frank Turek’s View of Inerrancy

A Primer of Hospice Ministry

What is Hospice? Hospice care is a form of palliative (rather than curative) care, wherein the focus is on making the terminally ill patient as comfortable as possible rather than curing the terminal illness. Within the United States, patients become eligible for the Medicare hospice benefit when a doctor and the hospice medical director agree … Continue reading A Primer of Hospice Ministry