The Greatest Challenge in the World
Never, never, never forget that Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all the peoples on this planet — the whole planet (Matthew 28:19–20). This is the greatest challenge in the world.
Let the emphasis fall on “all the peoples”…Continue Reading
So Good Things Can Run Wild
Everything God creates is good (Genesis 1:31).
We Are Out of Sync
But we must take this in large measure on faith because under the curse of the Fall, our fallen perceptions often don’t see it and our fallen natures…Continue Reading
Putting Your City in Its Place
A few years ago, before starting a routine read through the Book of Acts, I picked up a green colored pencil to highlight every mention of cities and regions I might come across. Each occurrence of a geographical name was…Continue Reading
Worship Where the Wild Things Are
One of the unavoidable realities of corporate worship in this world is distraction. Our minds are already prone to wander completely apart from anything happening around us in that room. But anyone who’s been in church for more than a…Continue Reading
We Will Be Like Him
It’s almost too good to be true.
The Christian doctrine of glorification is stunning, to say the least. Not only we will see Jesus in all his new-creation glory, but we will share with him in it. “When he appears…Continue Reading
How Can Self-Denial Be Hedonistic?
The Christian life is a journey to the greatest joy that exists. But “the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14). Why is that? Because, paradoxically, as Jesus’s disciples learned in…Continue Reading
History Could Happen Again
Jonathan Edwards wrote a number of books that became famous, even during his own lifetime. One of his lesser-known works was a 1746 book titled An Humble Attempt to Promote Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of God’s People in Extraordinary…Continue Reading
Confessing Our Sins Together
Preparing for the Storms of Life
Where I live it is hurricane season. And like anyone familiar with the Atlantic or Caribbean knows, it’s important to be prepared for a hurricane. Every summer we stock up on supplies of batteries, water, canned goods, and other necessities.…Continue Reading