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Gospel Hope for Self-Haters
Apr 8, 2016In this special episode, Tony Reinke interviews David Powlison about self-hate among Christians.
Selfies and Polaroids of Intimacy
Andy Warhol and My Smartphone
Apr 7, 2016iPhones buffer us from other people, and selfies are nothing but a Polaroid of intimacy. Lessons we can learn looking at the life of Andy Warhol.
Discipleship in the Age of the Spectacle
An Interview with Kevin Vanhoozer on Technology
Apr 2, 2016I enjoy making the people I like uncomfortable, especially favorite theologians as I push them outside the comforts of their field of expertise to hear them address pressing contemporary issues. So when I first suggested Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer address connections…
Calvary Conquers the Fear of Death
Mar 25, 2016People are rarely consumed by a constant, conscious fear of death. But most spend their lives just denying death exists with a million diversions. Jesus stared death in the face, and won.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016A 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.
Tough and Tinder
Does Easy Sex Make Rude Men?
Mar 12, 2016Tinder is a popular dating app used by ten million people on average every day. The way many are using the service forces us to ask if easy sex makes rude men.
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Jerry Bridges (1929–2016): Five Lessons from a Remarkable Life of Faith
Mar 7, 2016Life lessons from Jerry Bridges, who passed away today at the age of 86.
The Secrets of God in Our Suffering
Trusting Him with Unanswered Questions
Feb 27, 2016The riddles God reveals are more than enough to inspire our trust in his sovereign goodness, even when the specific why of our suffering remains a mystery.
Going Deep on Our Smartphone and Social Media Habits
An Interview with Alastair Roberts
Feb 20, 2016Ah, the enigmatic smartphone. We are still just beginning to realize the layers of questions and implications related to our all-pervasive devices.
Breaking Through the Despair of Unbelief
Feb 9, 2016Michael Reeves may now serve as the President of Union School of Theology in Oxford and be recognized as the author of wonderful books like Delighting in the Trinity and Rejoicing in Christ — but those affections for God were hard-won.
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Romantic Love Is a Wonderful Gift — and a Terrible God
Feb 5, 2016Guest Paul Tripp discusses awe in God related to romantic love.
The New Tolerance Must Crumble, Says Don Carson
Jan 28, 2016The story of Kim Davis is worth pulling from the heap and revisiting as an opportunity for believers to think through complex issues of Christian faithfulness in a declining culture.
Rethinking Our Relaxing
Jan 24, 2016How should Christians plan for and enjoy rest and relaxation? We interviewed one author to dig into what the Sabbath means for us today.
Three Questions to Ask Before Listening to Any Sermon
Jan 10, 2016The world is full of gospels. Having hope and living well depends on being able to hear them all and tell the difference. Here are three simple questions to ask of any sermon.
The Soul-Shattering Sting of Loneliness
Dec 10, 2015Humans 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, 2015What was your favorite new book this year? Here’s our top 15 of 2015.
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Is Happiness Different from Joy?
Nov 23, 2015Guest Randy Alcorn advises us on how to think about happiness and joy.
What Stops Our Fighting?
Nov 11, 2015What 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, 2015Technology 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, 2015Missing 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, 2015Does 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, 2015So 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, 2015The 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, 2015Life, 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…