David Garner
Both confidence and contentment have eluded many of us. Feet firmly planted in mid-air, we drift from one thought to another and one opinion to another, persuaded by the rhetoric of the speaker's voice that has most recently stirred our emotions and captured our interest. But any peace,...Continue reading.
David Garner
The search is on. Can we find confidence in anyone or anything at all? Or are we left to our own devices and just dumb luck? Is life a meaningless series of serendipitous events, weaving moments of happiness into an ethereal fabric of emptiness?Continue reading.
David Garner
In our prior article, we raised a number of pressing questions that could lead us to conclude that the only certainty is uncertainty! Yet in the midst of relentless questions, gnawing ambiguities, and the cacophony of voices offering inconclusive and unsatisfactory answers, we turn elsewhere. Continue reading.
David Garner
For many, certainty has gone the way of fairy tales. Like Robin Hood and Cinderella, certainty once intrigued us; it drew us into its wonder. It compelled, enraptured, and even produced a deep sense of peace. But now we know better. We know that we cannot really know. We have put away such childish...Continue reading.
David Garner
As faithful Christians, we prize our Bibles. And so we should. The almighty God of heaven and earth has spoken, and he has spoken understandably in words of grace and truth to us! Truly astounding. Continue reading.
David Garner
Many evangelicals find the "organized" Church something to be avoided, even dismissed and detested. Denominations, it is frequently thought, represent all that is wrong with the Church and can go wrong with the Church. The logic goes as follows. The structures, authority, and formal...Continue reading.
David Garner
Understanding the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the Church has proven to be a perennial interpretive challenge. Jesus infrequently speaks of the "Church" and instead preaches the Kingdom of God/Heaven. The epistles, on the other hand, dwell on the Church...Continue reading.
David Garner
Since the events recorded in the third chapter of the Bible, a subtle and dangerous impetus frequently rebounds in the church to doubt God's Word, to add to God's Word, to compartmentalize God's Word in a way that limits its relevance only to the topics we choose. "Did God...Continue reading.
David Garner
IM advocate and author, Kevin Higgins, summarizes common affirmations: "Proponents of Insider Movements, especially among Muslims, have . . . argued that a biblical precedent exists for new believers from Islam to remain in the mosque and continue to practice other religious expressions of...Continue reading.
David Garner
Because of its shared faith and shared confession in the risen Christ, the worldwide confessing Church must maintain mutual accountability in the advance of the gospel. To safeguard faithful missions in the global Church is an act of faith and obedience to the Church's Christ. To neglect a...Continue reading.

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