Minimizing Comforts for Maximizing Joy
John Piper: "The call to risk for the unreached peoples of the world is not a call to lesser joy." http://dsr.gd/GVpzX2Continue Reading
Keeping Home Priorities In View
Bible scholar Don Carson cautions us about parental hypocrisy by recalling the enduring impact of his parents’ prayerful example:
My father was a church planter in Québec, in the difficult years when there was strong opposition, some of it brutal.…
Our Tears Are Being Undone
Tears sum up everything gone wrong in this fallen world. Grief, frustration, pain, disappointment, loss, stress, tragedy, disaster, regret, mourning, depression, lament, brokenness, abandonment — all of it can be expressed through the universal language of tears.
We need no…Continue Reading
My bank teller must be a dad.
Every time I go to the bank, he gives my children the exact same colored lollipops. I’ve never asked him to do this, but, without fail, he digs through the lollipop basket until…Continue Reading
Bonhoeffer on Abortion
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is claimed as a patron saint by theological schools, ranging from God is Dead to evangelical conservatives. Eric Metaxas sees his biography as one step in the rescue of Bonhoeffer from the most bizarre misuses of his thinking.
March Madness, Athletic Achievement, and Christians in Competitive Sports
Are athletic achievement and fierce competition sheer madness for the Christian?
It’s a question essential not just for the celebrated Tim Tebows and Jeremy Lins, but also to a handful of unknown Christians playing in this weekend’s NCAA Tourney, and…Continue Reading
Whom Are You Really Serving?
When Martha welcomed Jesus and his contingent into her home in Bethany (Luke 10:38–42) there could have been a hundred or more people. The seventy-two had just rejoined Jesus after their itinerant ministry tours. And considering his fame at this…Continue Reading
Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Gospel
Fearfully and Wonderfully Drawn
I took Henry and Maggie to the pediatrician for their one-month appointment. Maggie wore pink pajamas and Henry wore blue pajamas. Yes, they wore their pajamas to the doctor; changing clothes wasn’t a priority. I don’t remember if I even…Continue Reading