Serving: A Distraction to Listening?
Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:42-42)
Jesus’ gracious rebuke to Martha haunts me.
"Martha was…Continue Reading
How Saints Grow Happier Forever
A Few Endorsements for Wrestling with an Angel
Greg Lucas is a dear friend who has contributed a gift to the Church in his new book Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability, and the Lesson of Grace.
Here's my endorsement of the book:
The Humility of Christ in Yielding the Vindication of His Identity
"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form…
Henri Blocher On the Cross: Evil, Lordship, and Goodness
Hearing the Gospel Again and Again to Be Overcome
1 Corinthians 15:1-5:
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to…
The Command for Obedience is Really a Call to Faith
Both of my hands are gently gripped on the shoulders of my toddler. As I try to square up our eyes, she squirms and looks away. I say with a Spirit-empowered tenderness, “Elizabeth, obey your daddy.”
She doesn’t get this…Continue Reading
John Webster on the Givenness of Neighbors
The way we understand the occasion of such a thing as " neighbors" fundamentally changes our actions toward them. Here is one of the most helpful things I've read on the simple idea—we have neighbors.
In his book …Continue Reading