Blog Posts on Joy
My Joy and God’s Holiness: Friends or Foes?
Are You Chasing Happiness or Holiness?
Such a question actually reveals a common mistake of pitting holiness and happiness against each other. “God is more interested in you being holy than happy,” so the line goes.
One of my favorite theologians falls prey to this subtle…Continue Reading
Do It for the Reward
Christians often talk about working for God, going on a missions trip for God, doing the ministry for God.
It’s good to talk that way. It’s biblical. For example, we are promised that through Christ we will…Continue Reading
Finding Joy in the Everyday
The Tuesday after a long holiday weekend may feel like the epitome of the mundane. It’s easy to sense joy in Labor Day’s food, friends, and freedom. It’s much harder to find it returning to the ruthless routine of work…Continue Reading
The Tuning Fork of the Soul
Successful Christian living is very much about steadiness and consistency, about firm resolve and steadfast endurance. There’s more to the Christian life, but these remain certain marks of God’s Spirit at work. And yet we feel the circumstances of life…Continue Reading
In God We Joy
Our joy in God is bound up with our trust in God. The two cannot be separated — not ever. Trust is the backbone of joy. And joy is the outflow of trust in one who is fully Trustworthy.
On Grudges and Generosity
God has given us a mouth to speak, a heart to feel, and gospel joy to share. He has taken away every excuse for not spreading gospel grace in our words every day to those around us (Ephesians 4:29).
How Do I Help My Friends Stay Satisfied in God?
Pastor John recently tweeted, “Christian relationships have this as their goal: to help each other stay satisfied in God.” To learn more about how this gets worked out in practice, we asked him. In part, he said this:
A Valentine’s Lesson from a Husband Who Botched It
Alright, husbands, here we go. Today’s the big day. It’s time to muster our level best and not drop the ball on Valentine’s Day.
It’s not too late to make plans, or give them an upgrade — though it might…Continue Reading