Truth or Fiction: Did Herod Really Slaughter Baby Boys in Bethlehem?
Dec 22, 2015
Guest, Dr. Paul Maier discusses the history of King Herod and the slaughter of babies boys.
The Soul-Shattering Sting of Loneliness
Dec 10, 2015
Humans were made for relationships. That makes the sting of loneliness all the more painful. Tony Reinke interviews Peter Leithart on a sensitive topic.
Top 15 Books of 2015
Nov 30, 2015
What was your favorite new book this year? Here’s our top 15 of 2015.
Is Happiness Different from Joy?
Nov 23, 2015
Guest Randy Alcorn advises us on how to think about happiness and joy.
What Stops Our Fighting?
Nov 11, 2015
What causes fights and divisions between believers? James says it is the desires at war within us (and between us). We are all want-ers, and therein is our greatest weakness, and our greatest hope. The key to resolving the fights between us is resolving the desires within us.
Meeting the Digital Age Face to Face
Nov 7, 2015
Technology is often pulling us away each other into a habitat of loneliness. Let’s push back our phones in the morning to become more authentic people, and during the day to to build trust with people in our lives.
The Only FOMO to Fear
Oct 14, 2015
Missing the boat, missing the bus, missing a spouse, missing a promotion, missing a stock tip, or missing a date with friends — we have all experienced missing out. And that’s why the fear of missing out (FOMO) is a…
The Christian’s Pledge of Allegiance
Oct 11, 2015
Does your heart rise when the Apostles’ Creed is read or recited on Sunday morning? Those eighteen lines have lost some of their power over time, but they were once simultaneously the greatest act of rebellion and the greatest act of allegiance. We need to recover our wonder before these truths.
Enjoy Your Possessions Before They Possess You
Oct 1, 2015
So many people fail to enjoy their possessions because their possessions have possessed them. They’re so focused on money and all it can buy that they miss the goodness of the gifts. But God can free us to enjoy what he has given us to the fullest. Here are four ways he does it in the human heart.
The Good Samaritan’s Smartphone and the Law of Love
Sep 10, 2015
The statistics are as clear as a red stoplight on a dark night. Talking on the phone while driving makes you 4-times more likely to get into an accident. Texting while driving makes you 23-times more likely to get into…
The Joy Project
A True Story of Inescapable Happiness
Sep 1, 2015
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We think of our chase for joy as a fundamental right — and it’s no surprise. By nature we are pleasure-seekers, though chronically unsuccessful at finding the type of joy that will endure…
Truth in the Age of Cynicism
Aug 29, 2015
“The age of anxiety has given way to the age of cynicism,” recently wrote 30-year-old composer Mohammed Fairouz. “Among my generation, cynicism is no longer a bad word: it’s being celebrated, and often it’s mistaken for intelligence.” During World War…
Designed for Joy
How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Jul 31, 2015
God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. And these roles are integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity.
The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood
Jul 31, 2015
Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in dignity, but distinct in roles. Contrary to popular opinion, these distinctive roles of men and women are not the cultural fads of…
Four Promises for Our Breakups
Jul 30, 2015
Relational breakups hurt. They hurt because we feel rejection from others, but they also hurt because they expose our personal flaws. When the anger subsides, we search inside to determine what about us failed to meet the expectations of a…
All I Have Is Christ
An Interview with Bob and Jordan Kauflin
Jul 26, 2015
It has become a classic to some, and a favorite to many, since its release in 2008. “All I Have Is Christ” was written by Jordan Kauflin and edited by his father. We asked them some questions about the writing of a modern-day classic.
Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning
And a Better Way Forward
Jun 6, 2015
The problem comes when our phone is within arm’s reach and we grab it out of habit in our half-conscious state of sleep inertia — before our groggy eyes can even fully open.
Newton on the Christian Life
To Live Is Christ
May 31, 2015
Through a careful study of scores of letters, Tony Reinke brings together Newton’s brilliant vision of the Christian life in one accessible place.
Breaking Free from Insecurity
May 18, 2015
It was one of the seven wonders in the ancient world, a must-see attraction, stunningly beautiful and majestic — the Taj Mahal of the first century. The Roman temple of Diana (or the temple of Artemis, as it was known…
A (Very) Short Prayer for My Dullest Days
May 1, 2015
On the days when my heart feels dull, dry, and drowsy, I turn to one simple prayer from David in Psalm 51:12: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
Pray for Nepal
Apr 27, 2015
Saturday afternoon was a dark hour for the people of Nepal. The 7.9 earthquake struck hard, turning the houses into dust in seconds. The historical monumental buildings and some ancient temples were leveled to a stump. The highways were badly damaged. Pray and help are desperately needed.
Smartphone Addiction and Our Spiritual ADD
Apr 18, 2015
We surveyed 8,000 of you about your smartphone usage. You admitted your iPhone habits are unhealthy. Is that a problem?
I Know (New Music Video)
Apr 13, 2015
We are honored to launch the new studio video for “I Know” from our friends, Kings Kaleidoscope, off their album Becoming Who We Are. These lyrics pluck the strings of a deep ache inside each of us: Every…
Why God Is After Your Joy
Mar 21, 2015
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…
Unmasking the Deadly Sin of Sloth
Mar 4, 2015
My children love the zoo. Surrounded by the concrete wilderness, there comes over them a sudden instinct to act and speak and even gyrate in ways that are animal-like. It’s an exercise in mimicry and communication. Children love connecting with…