I joked with some people whether being asked to give this talk on pride is an example of typecasting. I am very qualified to speak on pride because I am so proud. I hate my pride, but what I take…Continue Reading
I am stunned every time I read the story of the Exodus. How can the people of Israel complain like they do? How could they be so ignorant, so stupid, so forgetful?
The God of the universe had just tossed…Continue Reading
Why is God so eager to pour his eternal blessing on people like us?
It’s a question too many of us don’t really ask. Life often seems hard and stressful, and we grow blind to God’s present blessings and we…Continue Reading
What if you really believed that God is 100% for you? That he not only accepts you, but accepts you fully, because of the perfect person and work of his Son? That your best successes can’t earn you any…Continue Reading
And behold, I saw a white horse. Its rider’s name was Success, and Envy followed him.
Envy is a movement killer. And if you ask me, it is probably the fundamental danger facing the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement in…Continue Reading
The safest road to hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. –C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
C.S. Lewis said many profound and fascinating things about hell. Some are biblically…Continue Reading
Younger men, you do need guidance from older men. At the same time, the myth that the older generation has it all together must be erased. We don’t. We are learning and growing in many of the same ways young…Continue Reading
1. Read for the author’s meaning, not your own.
When we read, we want to know what an author intended us to see and experience in his writing. He had an intention when he wrote. Nothing will ever change…Continue Reading
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3)
There is a song in your heart. Did you know that?…Continue Reading
You and Jesus share a desire for your comfort. But you and Jesus do not always agree on what kind of comfort is best for you.
In fact, right now you might be feeling that if Jesus really cared so…Continue Reading
A deeper, truer knowledge of your sin — of your absolute lostness and wickedness apart from Christ — will devastate and liberate you.
It will devastate you, because you will see darkness in yourself and the horrors you deserve like…Continue Reading
The sinful human heart has a strange and offensive fascination with the work of our own hands.
Regardless of who we are — however talented, well-known, or successful — there’s something uniquely captivating about what we create, what we build,…Continue Reading