to evangelicals: Pursue a radical wartime lifestyle in order to maximize your joy in blessing the nations with the abundance God has given you to prove that Jesus Christ is your treasure and not the abundance he purchased with his life.
to students and young people:Set a trajectory for your life that joins Paul in the paradoxical pattern of ministry that is "sorrowful yet always rejoicing" because it chooses paths of love that make no sense apart from a promised resurrection in everlasting joy with Jesus.
to liberals in Christendom: Come home to objective, Biblical truth about God and Christ, and return to reality-based morality.
to Muslims: Consider that the absolute sovereignty of God is not incompatible with his mercy, and that he is more glorious when he combines these diverse excellencies. Consider that his Son, Jesus Christ was not sexually conceived or even created, but is co-eternal with God the Father as perfectly one with him in divine essence so that there is only one God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Consider that your zeal to honor Jesus by saying he escaped the cross, undermines his glory as the one who died by his own design and rose triumphant over death and hell and Satan, bearing our sin and giving eternal life to all who trust in him.
to Hindus and Buddhists: The final state of the soul is not the end of emotion but ever-increasing capacities for all pleasing emotions, together with never-ending satisfaction in seeing and savoring Jesus Christ.
to secular, post-Christian Westerners: You are not nearly hedonistic enough and you sell suffering short as a path to soul-satisfying, Christ-exalting joy.
to pastors: Brothers, you are not professionals! You are the off-scouring of the world, of which the world is not worthy. Rise up and be tough prophets and tender shepherds with broken-hearted joy in the all-providing Christ.