For some of us in the household of Jesus, Robin Williams’s death hits hard for very personal reasons. For some, a profound, oppressive darkness is threatening to douse the little light and hope they see.Continue Reading
Passions like this are awakened by hearing the voice of God — God himself, not a mere man — declare pervasively in his speech that the hallowing of his name is his main goal in history.Continue Reading
It is not surprising that some of the great leaders in the church have been significant teachers. A good teacher has at least these eight characteristics.Continue Reading
I want to take you back 20 years, to when I am thirteen years old.
I am a pastor’s kid standing in a hospital room with clumps of hair in my hand.
My nails are splintered, and you…Continue Reading
G.K. Chesterton said public nudity is never practical, except on occasions that are entirely artificial. So nude reality TV, it seems, was unavoidable.
Several current shows point the camera at the unclothed bodies of technically non-actors.
“Buying Naked” (TLC) —…
Pressure is one of the more resented of God’s graces. Read the Bible and you’ll discover one story after another of pressurized saints. When God chooses his servants, he tends to give them an oversized workload.Continue Reading
Poetry is an effort to awaken or intensify, and usually to share, a moving experience by using language that is chosen and structured differently from ordinary prose. This short poem captures the Christian dynamic of “sorrowful yet always rejoicing.”Continue Reading
Our new generation of men and women need to be taught that marriage is spectacular and needed, because it is God’s. The beauty of marriage far surpasses the social, relational, and sexual benefits. For believers, the allure of matrimony ought to be deeply spiritual, missional, and eternal.Continue Reading
John Piper’s book Doctrine Matters is the distillation of the “few great, majestic, unchanging, obvious, simple, glorious things” that set him on fire for 33 years as a local-church pastor and are still making him burn.Continue Reading