There is something wonderfully Christian about September, especially baseball in September. It starts as something in the air. The heat dies down, the wind picks up, the leaves start to fall. One season is giving way to another, and in some stories, this would be pure gloom.Continue Reading
Since I’m a worship pastor it’s not so often that I have the opportunity to stand beside our people in worship. On a typical weekend, I’m holding a guitar and leading in worship upfront. However, a few weeks ago, I had the morning off from leading. . . .Continue Reading
To escape our bondage to sin, we must come alive to the glory of God in Christ. He’s our only hope.
On this theme, theologian Jonathan Edwards was a master. He discovered God’s glory and beauty all over Scripture, and…Continue Reading
Living in this world tends to make us feel thin. We feel, with Bilbo Baggins, “like butter scraped over too much bread.” Another beheading, another disease epidemic, another leader’s adultery exposed, another day struggling within and without against unrelenting evil.Continue Reading
We don’t think about the mysterious power of speech enough. But words matter. The world was established by the word of the living God, by the God who is himself the Word. This same God has created us in his image and given us the awesome and wondrous gift of speech.Continue Reading
God, by his unrivaled, infinite power will one day remedy everything wrong about you. Now, you are counted perfect through faith in Jesus. Then, you will be presented perfect — no sin, no shame, no guilt, no doubt, no fear — nothing broken about you.Continue Reading
The problem with school, for most students, is all the classes — the lectures, the assignments, the papers, and the exams. But before you let yourself complain again about the suffering of schoolwork, think about how empowering learning really can be.Continue Reading
Every believer has some theology of the atonement.
Faith, after all, is trust in a crucified Savior, and without some understanding, such faith is impossible. Faith knows from the beginning who died on the cross, and it knows, too, why…Continue Reading
Jealousy is tyrannical. It is catastrophic. It is metaphysical. It feels as if every particle of self-control you have in your entire being is vaporized in one fell emotional swoop.Continue Reading
How do you do a task in the strength of another? How do you exert your will to do something in such a way that you are relying on the will of another to make it happen?Continue Reading