Book Review: “Reappearing Church: The Hope For Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture” by Mark Sayers

Australian pastor and author Mark Sayers brings his well-known and insightful cultural commentary into the space of our declining Western culture with the hope of paving a way toward the revival of the Church with his newest book, Reappearing Church. 

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If God is Gracious, Why Can’t I do What I Want?

At some point or another, we’ve probably all wondered this question: Why can’t we just keep on sinning if God is just going to keep on forgiving? This is a question that the Apostle Paul expected us to be asking, and so he dealt with it in his letter to the Romans. In this article…

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God Won’t Always Open A Window

Those of us that are well-trained in cultural-Christian platitudes may be quick to tell our suffering loved ones “When God closes a door, he opens a window.” We say it with the most sincere intentions, but we likely haven’t inspected the words we’re saying to see if they square with what God has revealed to…

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Gazing On The Gospel

The movie The Greatest Showman captivated my imagination when it came out a while back for numerous reasons, but perhaps the biggest reason is the theme of idolatry running through the whole thing. I told my wife at the time that it seems like whoever wrote the script spent a lot of time reading the…

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Don’t Be Deceived By Experiences

We live in a culture that tells us things like look inside, follow your heart, trust your gut. We’re not really conditioned to look outside of ourselves to find truth, but the real truth is that our hearts are deceitful, sick, and shouldn’t be trusted. That leaves us to find another (better) way.

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Abortion, Miscarriage and Human Dignity

I’m pleased to have this article published at The Christian Post. With everything swirling around in this continued debate about abortion, the right to life, and ultimately human dignity, it was wonderful to be able to offer my opinion on how those of us that have experienced a miscarriage might view the whole conversation. Ultimately,…

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What I’ve Learned through the Pain of Miscarriage

I am grateful to have had an adaptation of my article documenting the journey of our miscarriage, and God’s providence in it, published by The Gospel Coalition. Verena and I are praying that our processing of pain can be a help to the many others that endure the same painful circumstance. Here’s an excerpt: The…

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