Are you worshipping the god of Open Options?
The print version of this article first appeared in the January/February 2013 edition of Christianity Today, under the title “Imprisoned By Choice”. But you can read it now at Medium.com.
I wasn’t planning to publish, as it’s a very personal piece. The germ of the idea was in an essay I wrote for Mark Dever while interning in October 2011. He encouraged me to preach on the subject at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. “What’s my text?” I asked. “You’ll think of one”, said Mark, which is probably the least Deveresque thing he’s ever said. Someone in the congregation that evening contacted Christianity Today, and that’s how it came to be released into the wild.