The Swept Tomb vs. The Empty Tomb: A Collision of Holidays in China

The Swept Tomb vs. The Empty Tomb: A Collision of Holidays in China Each spring almost one-fifth of the world’s population observes a tomb-oriented holiday that isn’t Easter. Yet despite the mass observance of this festival, most Christians in the West are unfamiliar with it. The holiday is China’s Qingming Jie (pronounced along the lines … [Read more…]

What I Really Think About the ‘Sinner’s Prayer,’ Conversion, Mission, and Deception

What I Really Think About the ‘Sinner’s Prayer,’ Conversion, Mission, and Deception (By David Platt) My concerns are not about prayer or election, but about authentic conversion and regenerate church membership. I recently had the privilege of preaching at the Pastors’ Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). It was a historic few days among … [Read more…]

A Church Discipline Primer

A Church Discipline Primer (Jonathan Leeman) What would you think of a coach who instructs his players but never drills them? Or a math teacher who explains the lesson but never corrects her students’ mistakes? Or a doctor who talks about health but ignores cancer? You would probably say that all of them are doing … [Read more…]