Category: On the Edge

Issues of contraversy

Is God in Control?

When bad things happen to us, one of the most common responses I hear from Christians is some form of the idea that we do not have to worry because “God is in control.” Now I agree that God is

Cheap Grace

Woke up today thinking about cheap grace and how it blinds people to the truth, and it seemed necessary to put something down in writing. Now I always hesitate to talk about this for two reasons. First, and most important, there are

Life Should NOT Be Fair

I've been re-reading an interesting and well-known book by Philip Yancey, Where is God When It Hurts? Among his many contributions, he raises an interesting prospect regarding what the world and life would be like if it were entirely fair. Suppose

Offensive and Foolish

In 1Cor.1, Paul takes notice of how the gospel is offensive to the Jews and foolish to the Greeks. It was offensive, because the Jewish Messia was supposed to act like a good Phrasisee and also conquer the Romans, not be crucified

Is Meditation Safe?

I rarely use the term meditation, because there are so many Christians who have been told that it refers to Eastern religiions and New Age practices. A lot of fear surrounds the whole idea, and even mentioning the word can

Where There Is No Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Prov.29:18). Jesus said that if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall down. But what happens when an entire nation or culture loses their sight?

On Misusing Language

A Christian man is on trial in Iran for having converted from Islam — a capital crime. To compound their error, Iran has just announced that the lawyer who was defending this Christian has been found guilty of another crime

Being Critical

It occurred to me that a lot of the material I write is often critical of Christian organizations today, and that some people might these comments too harsh. My intent here is to bring to light what we all need in