Articles by Jon Bloom
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
“Follow your heart” is a creed embraced by billions of people. It’s a statement of faith in one of the great pop cultural myths of the Western world; a gospel proclaimed in many of our stories, movies, and songs.
Fear is such a powerful force in our experience.
Fear is designed by God and has a wonderful, protective benefit for us when it functions as God designed it. Instinctual fears are tremendous mercies, protecting us from danger before we…Continue Reading
Most people want their lives to count for something. Something deep inside them wants to make some kind of difference in the world, to leave a mark, a lasting legacy. It is a longing for significance to do something “great.”
We humans have an irrepressible need to make sense of the world and our experience in it.
Meaninglessness Is an Illusion
Darwinian naturalists believe that we adapted this need for meaning in order to secure food and pass along our…Continue Reading
How is your faith for evangelism? Too frequently mine is too small. I hate that sin of unbelief and having just spent a few days with some joyful, bold, fruitful evangelists, I am freshly encouraged to fight it.
A reluctance…Continue Reading
There are no commandments in the Bible more devastating than the two that Jesus said are the greatest:
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and…
Your actions speak. Your works are words. The question is what are they saying?
The old adage, “actions speak louder than words,” is true because, as another adage says, “words are cheap.” So, when it comes to our…Continue Reading
There were imaginative flickers of Middle-earth in the precocious child, Ronald Tolkien. Enchanting English landscapes, a language invented with a young cousin for kicks, an awakening love of mythology, especially of the northern and Germanic variety, and a local doctor…Continue Reading