By Dave Eden, Eden Political Cartoons “Jesus warned His disciples, we must beware of hypocrisy—pretending to be something we aren’t, acting with a mask covering our face. Hypocrisy is a terrible sign of trouble in our hearts—it waits only for the day of exposure. For as John Milton put it in Paradise Lost, ‘Neither men […]
A Little Side Action in Church
By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew “It is troublesome to see how badly gambling has infiltrated the church. Gambling is a sin. It feeds covetousness. God’s Word calls on us to be content with what we’ve been given. “The apostle Paul wrote, ‘I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know […]
The Christian Life: Easy or Hard?
By Dave Eden, Eden Political Cartoons “Sometimes, when attempting to win a lost soul to Christ, the individual says, ‘I hesitate to give my life to the Lord because I’m afraid I won’t keep living it. I’m too sinful and weak. I can’t live it.’ The fact is, no one can live the Christian life […]
Worshipping Created Things Rather than the Creator
By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew “All of what the scientist sees is not what it seems… I would agree the Bible is not a textbook on science. But that doesn’t mean that it is either untrue or unscientific when it mentions matters of science incidentally or plainly. In order to find the truth either […]
By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew “There is a lot about worship that seems to be changing – some of it good and some of it not. We’ve gone from hard benches to sit on to cushioned ones to comfortable theatre seats. We’ve gone from church etiquette that encourages a quiet and reverent spirit to […]
By Dave Eden, Eden Political Cartoons “Does it seem to you, I know it does to me, that with all these numerous new movies with characters that have superpowers, the world is looking for a Messiah, someone with superhuman abilities, even supernatural powers, to come and save us? I think that longing is in everyone, […]
The Jesus Difference
By Dave Eden, Eden Political Cartoons “Life without God. Senseless? Meaningless? Full of despair? Yes.” -Edith SchaeferCommon Sense Christian Living (1983)
The Patmos Post Office
By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew Christian Cartoons “The apostle John is the writer of this great book. However, the order that its revelation comes to us is: God gave it to Christ, who sent it by an angel to John to show us coming events. It is a book of many symbols that are […]
By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew “What we need today are churches awake to hear the Spirit of God, awake to the teachings of God’s Holy Word, moving to awaken the nation to God’s Sovereignty, his grace, his justice, and salvation by faith in Christ alone. God save us from ‘woke’ churches. Awakened churches, yes. […]
Praying for our Leaders in D.C.
By Jeff Larson, The Back Pew “In one of the previous churches I pastored, there was a stately and distinguished-looking old man in my church. The fact was, however, he just cleaned up well. He was just a farmer who also ran a country store. His son-in-law was often impressed with how distinguished he could […]