We can only understand Jesus’ teaching in the context of his gospel of the kingdom. Jesus taught that the long-expected messianic kingdom was actually …
Biblical balance is important in every area of our lives. It is important in our personal lives as we seek to combine prayer and action. It is central …
As the sexual revolution starting in the 60s swept across the nation, evangelicals divorced at almost the same rate as the rest of America. Rather than…
This is a shorter version of the sermon I preached at the funeral of my Dad, Rev. James P. Sider. Just five days before Dad died, as I was driving from…
I have written several blogs in the last year plus about Dr. Sunday Agang, Provost of one of the important seminaries in Nigeria. (The seminary is one …
I once preached a sermon at my North Philadelphia congregation with the title: “What Does Sin Have to do with the Finite and the Infinite’? I immediate…
One of my best students decades ago, Jonathan Kuttab, has just published a provocative book BEYOND THE TWO STATE SOLUTION. An evangelical Christian bor…
Cascade Books just published a collection of my sermons. Here is a shortened version of my story about my Uncle Jesse and his response to his wife’s me…
Sometimes the current situation seems hopeless. Political gridlock with the parties deeply divided seems to prevent negotiation and compromise. There i…
Vast numbers of Americans of fundamentally contradictory political positions are Christians. That means that for most, at least, they truly want their …
Attached is an important statement by Evangelical leaders condemning Christian nationalism. I have signed the statement and I encourage you to do the s…
I have cancer – – a somewhat aggressive form of bladder cancer. CANCER! That is a scary word, especially when the doctor says you have it. After all, a…