The Power and Privilege of God’s Children
Jan 7, 2015It is difficult to overstate the place of private prayer. It is, in many ways, the measure of who we are spiritually, and how we pray “is as important a question as we can ever face.”
Resolved: To Read the Bible
Why and How to Journey in the Word
Dec 31, 2014It is remarkable that we have Bibles we can read personally, whenever we want. For most of church history, that has not been the case.
Bible Reading Is an Art
Dec 31, 2014Good Bible reading is no mere science; it is an art. The Bible itself is a special compilation of great artistries. And the best way to learn the art of reading the Bible for yourself is this: Read it for yourself.
You Were Made for Christmas
Dec 24, 2014Call it Christmas Hedonism, if you will. The Joy he came to bring in his own person as the God-man is the joy that aligns with, and fulfills, the great purpose of all creation. Christmas brings the electricity of joy that runs along the grid of all reality.
Glory to God in the Lowest
Dec 21, 2014It may be the greatest choral presentation in the history of the world. One nameless angel had the honor of playing the lead, with a veritable angelic multitude behind him. But no tickets were sold, and the show was not…
Christmas Is the Greatest Mystery
Dec 20, 2014It is the hour that split history in half. Until that first Christmas, he had been, from eternity past, the divine Son and second person of the Godhead. He was God’s glad agent in creation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews…
Bilbo’s Last Goodbye
Dec 16, 2014This is it for the Bagginses. At least for now, on the big screen. The Battle of the Five Armies, opening this week, is the sixth and final film in Peter Jackson’s pair of Tolkien trilogies.
Christmas Spending Is a Test of Your Treasure
Dec 11, 2014‘Tis the season to test your treasure. Not only are we on gift-expectation overload with Christmas, but then comes the year’s end and that one last chance for tax-deductible charitable giving. December bids us dig deeper in our wallets than…
Take a Break from the Chaos
Dec 5, 2014You need a break from the chaos, from the noise and the crowds, more than you may think at first. You need silence and solitude, as spiritual disciplines.
Marty: Funeral Meditation from a Grandson
Martha Mae McClain Mathis
Dec 4, 2014Marty. That one name said enough in our circles. At times, she seemed larger than life — especially in the eyes of her oldest grandson. She was “Grandmommy” to me, but when I heard the name Marty in the…
Christian Mission in a Post-Christian World (Interview)
Nov 29, 2014This ain’t your momma’s America. Church planter Jonathan Dodson talks societal change in North America, which, in the last generation, has been nothing short of remarkable.
Resolve to Be a Lifelong Learner
Nov 19, 2014Age may increase life experience, but without some long-term pattern of receptivity and intentionality, multiplied experiences will only create more confusion than clarity. Here, then, is the center of lifelong learning, and five practical plans for the pursuit.
Memorize the Mind of God
Nov 12, 2014Maybe the breakthrough you’ve needed in Bible memory is a simple change in perspective. Forget decades from now. Throw aside the litany of daily reviews. Abandon the mentality of building the store and stocking the pile, and focus on today...
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Oct 28, 2014The unwelcome intrusions of waiting into our lives, whether weighty or seemingly trite, are powerful opportunities to welcome God into every moment and keep our hearts renewed in him.
Ode to the Church
Oct 22, 2014There she stands in splendor, secure on the arm of her Father, adorned in brilliant white for her husband. The music sounds and beckons their short passage down the aisle. Once she had been disgraced and dirty, unholy and seemingly…
Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement
Oct 18, 2014It is, by far, the most contested of the Five Points. And confusion over the term makes it all the trickier. “Limited Atonement” is the middle letter in TULIP, but that name might give the wrong impression.
Finding a Level Head in a Hectic World
Oct 15, 2014Balanced judgment has always been in high demand, but now the supply is at record lows. Fortunately, sober-mindedness is something for which God holds out great promise for development and growth.
The Secret of Aslan
Oct 10, 2014More than fifty years after his death, the brilliance of C.S. Lewis is still captivating new audiences with the glory of Aslan — because Lewis, in all his brilliance, is channeling the glory, not creating it.
Self-Control and the Power of Christ
Oct 8, 2014Christian self-control is not finally about bringing our bodily passions under our own control, but under the control of Christ by the power of his Spirit.
Twelve Benefits of Team Leadership
Oct 1, 2014Christian leadership is not for the lone wolf. The labor is too important when souls are in the balance to go at it on our own.
The Romantic Rationalist
God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis
Sep 30, 2014Lewis saw beauty and wonder everywhere. And his writing sings with these realities. From Narnia to books on apologetics, Lewis resounds with passion that always points to God.
Give the Blessing of Rebuke
Sep 17, 2014One of the most loving things you can do for someone is tell them when they’re wrong. While it’s tough enough to embrace the blessing of rebuke when you find yourself the recipient of some corrective word, the work that…
Is Secular the New Satanic?
Sep 10, 2014The new Satanic Temple in Detroit may have only twenty members, but adherents to such an ideology are not nearly as rare as we might hope.
You’re Not a Student First
Aug 27, 2014To prepare you for heading back to campus as a Christian, this new two-minute video helps the Christian collegiate reckon with the most fundamental question of each new semester.
Embrace the Blessing of Rebuke
Aug 27, 2014Only in Jesus can we find our identity not in being without fault, but in being shown love by God when we’re still sinners and chock-full of faults (Romans 5:8). With such a Savior to steady our feet, we can embrace rebuke for the blessing that it is.