Pro-Life from Womb to Tomb
Jun 1, 2016
The Christian cause for life should begin at conception, celebrate every birth, provide love and care through childhood, and advocate even through death.
May 22, 2016
When the road is difficult and the enemies intimidating, God stands by ready to help, protect, and satisfy us. He gives us his manual, and then moves in with us.
Isn’t She Beautiful?
The Role of Physical Attraction in Dating
May 19, 2016
What role, if any, should physical attraction play in Christian dating? Do we need to be physically attracted to someone to pursue them for marriage?
Say Hard Things
May 9, 2016
Some people hate to say the hard thing, and others love to a little too much. Paul models several principles for what to do when we love someone enough to rebuke them.
Prayer for Beginners
Apr 27, 2016
We know we need to pray, but we know we don’t pray enough. And we’re not always sure we’re even doing it right when we do pray. Here are seven helps for your prayer life.
A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men
Apr 21, 2016
Jesus's short prayer is simple enough for children to commit to memory, but we need to remember that he was teaching twelve grown men who would all die for their faith.
Pride Doesn’t Always Parade
Apr 6, 2016
Pride knows what God thinks, what he loves, what he says, and decides it knows better than him. And pride in any form, however small or seemingly harmless, is dangerous.
Four Warnings for Your Twenties
Mar 30, 2016
The temptations and struggles facing twentysomethings today are surprisingly not all that different from 3,000 years ago. Here are four warnings from Moses to prove it.
What Would Judas Do?
Mar 23, 2016
Wednesday plants the suicidal seed of Holy Week: betrayal. Before there could be a Garden, there had to be a seed — the promised Savior sold for just thirty pieces of silver.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016
A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’
Mar 14, 2016
The self-care movement strives to address the stresses of everyday life, but it’s mostly medication by distraction. The gospel offers better news to the exhausted and anxious.
Good Marriages Say No to Good Things
Mar 2, 2016
Marriage, like any ministry, takes time, attention, and intentionality. To love our families well, we will sometimes have to say no even to good opportunities to serve others.
What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?
Feb 19, 2016
Last week, coach Monty Williams was told his wife had died in a terrible car accident. On Thursday, he recited Romans 8:28 and declared God’s goodness toward him and his family.
Love the Life You Never Wanted
Feb 16, 2016
We tend to define our life based on our perception of our progress. In reality, life is never defined by our performance or circumstances.
Seven Substitutes for True Joy
Feb 2, 2016
His wife was gone. Sure, last night looked like a lot of nights recently. She’d walked out many times before, but this was different. The abandonment, the adultery, and the deception had mounted a massive assault on their marriage and…
Defy the Impossible in Front of You
Jan 26, 2016
What challenge, obstacle, or crisis are you confronted with right now? Reading the Bible is often about redefining the impossible in our lives again.
Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice
Jan 16, 2016
Looking for fresh advice while you pursue marriage? You might be surprised to find five principles relevant for today buried in the first pages of the Bible.
The First Noël
Dec 24, 2015
The joy Jesus brings is a joy for the whole world. To prepare for Christmas, listen to Shane & Shane sing The First Noël and read a meditation written for the carol.
Be a Yoda, Not a Grinch
Dec 17, 2015
In the next few days, Star Wars and Christmas return. It gives us an opportunity to ask how these two fictional characters might help us live and serve like Jesus.
What Comes After Thanksgiving?
Nov 25, 2015
Many Thanksgiving celebrations will express genuine gratitude and yet be offensive to God. Appreciation without affection and devotion makes God a tool or a machine to produce the things we really love. Instead, see your gratitude to God through to greater faith in him and greater love for him.
Six Questions to Ask When Studying the Bible in a Group
Nov 14, 2015
How do you read the Bible when you read it with other people? Here are six questions to ask every time you open the Bible together.
Satan Hunts Among the Hurting
Nov 4, 2015
Mountain lions detect vulnerabilities in their prey and attack the weakest. The enemy of your hope and happiness hunts with that same instinct.
The Old Me Made New
Oct 25, 2015
The cross was the greatest price ever paid. But what did Jesus buy with his blood? Far too many Christians settle for far too little from God’s. Yes, he forgives us, but he also makes us new. Read the meditation, and stream a song from Shane & Shane specifically written for Psalm 51.
The Joy of Living in Jesus’s Shadow
Oct 16, 2015
One key to happiness is learning the joy and freedom of being found in Jesus’s shadow. John the Baptist, one of the most important men in history, joyfully retreated to the background when Christ came. We all need to learn that kind of fearless, hardworking, full-hearted rest and humility.