• What does it mean to “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12)? Question and Answer

    Philippians 2:12

    The Reformed stress on the sovereignty of God, the action of God, and the initiation by God in salvation might lead someone to conclude that we are utterly passive in the Christian life. It might lead someone to conclude that we do nothing but wait, that we have no responsibility, or that we take no action. You can see throughout the New Testament that this is not a correct application of the doctrine of sovereignty. It’s not the application of the doctrine of sovereignty that the Reformed have made. The Christian life, by the grace of God and the action … View Resource

  • How can I best prepare students to live their faith out in public schools? Question and Answer

    Speaking of his students, Aristotle said there are basically two times to get a boy’s attention. The first is between the ages of one to five and the second between the ages of fifteen to twenty. After that he is a lost cause, said Aristotle. Those are two very formative periods. The period from one to five is when a child learns his or her place in the world—his or her identity—and leaves with a world picture. But when a child leaves high school, he or she has a worldview. Those are two different things. The difference is the complex … View Resource