Radical: A Review

I've just finished reading David Platt's book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Platt often speaks at the big evangelical conferences, and I had heard a lot about this book and read some responses, both positive and negative, so I was curious to read it for myself. Here I offer a brief …

The Struggle to Sacrifice

One of the aspects of Christian living that I find hardest to live out is self-sacrifice. Specifically, it's difficult for me - and I'd wager to say for all of us - to be willing to sacrifice things that I love for the sake of the gospel. In my flesh I want to cushion myself …

Is the Church Fulfilling the Great Commission Strategically?

In considering whether or not the church is being strategic in fulfilling the Great Commission, we need to answer several questions. What did Jesus intend in the Great Commission? In Jesus' famous last command, commonly known as the "Great Commission," our Lord instructs His followers to "make disciples of all nations" (Matt 28:19). The term …