Questions to Ask Before We Gossip
Jul 27, 2016Gossip is one of the most pervasive and destructive sins in the church today, but it’s also one of the hardest to define — and easiest to justify.
The Honest Truth About Passive-Aggressiveness
Jul 12, 2016Passive-aggressiveness pretends to spare us conflict and save us from any personal responsibility.
Will I Be Single Forever?
Apr 9, 2016Singleness sometimes comes with long periods of waiting and loneliness. One key to waiting well is to fix our eyes and hearts on the stunning future ahead of us with Jesus.
Parents, You Can’t Build Heaven Here
Oct 28, 2015We’re called to parent our children toward eternity. It turns out to be remarkably difficult to keep our hearts fixed on God’s future new creation rather than attempting to seize that future in our present. Some of us expect our children to be heaven for us. Others expect to build heaven for them.
Are You a Superstitious Calvinist?
Jul 21, 2015John Calvin uses a surprising term to describe our neglect of the doctrine of God’s providence in the course of our everyday lives. He calls it superstition. Superstitious people wrongly attribute supernatural power to things that do not actually possess…
Four Checks for Your Ebola Fears
Nov 4, 2014Having recently returned from a two-week ministry trip to Uganda, here’s the question I’ve been wrestling with: When does concern about Ebola become disobedience to Jesus’s command not to fear in Luke 12:4?
Jesus Between the Criminals
Apr 18, 2014Crucifixion in the ancient world was intended to take as long as possible. No vital organs were damaged, so it took two or three days to die, often from shock or asphyxiation, as muscles used for breathing grew weak. Luke…