Call it Christmas Hedonism, if you will. The Joy he came to bring in his own person as the God-man is the joy that aligns with, and fulfills, the great purpose of all creation. Christmas brings the electricity of joy that runs along the grid of all reality.Continue Reading
You don’t want to cause disruption in the family, but you don’t want your children to be confused or hindered in their growing faith. You’re trying to help them understand as much about God as they can at whatever age they are...Continue Reading
Why did God write the Christmas story the way he did? What compelled him to send his Son to be born in a humble stable and to grow up and die a gruesome, innocent death on a cross. One answer is that it was fitting.Continue Reading
For many, the last few days before Christmas are rarely peaceful. This is especially true for parents and pastors...Continue Reading
We surveyed our most-viewed articles of 2014. It’s an interesting mix of commentary on current events, advice for seasons of life, and insight into the mind, heart, and life of a Christian. All of it, of course, is an effort to satisfy your soul with a vision of a big, sovereign, loving God.Continue Reading
It may be the greatest choral presentation in the history of the world.
One nameless angel had the honor of playing the lead, with a veritable angelic multitude behind him. But no tickets were sold, and the show was not…Continue Reading
It is the hour that split history in half.
Until that first Christmas, he had been, from eternity past, the divine Son and second person of the Godhead. He was God’s glad agent in creation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews…Continue Reading
There were imaginative flickers of Middle-earth in the precocious child, Ronald Tolkien. Enchanting English landscapes, a language invented with a young cousin for kicks, an awakening love of mythology, especially of the northern and Germanic variety, and a local doctor…Continue Reading
On Tuesday, I was part of a conversation on racial harmony at the National Civil Rights Museum, in Memphis. Here are sixteen reflections on race and the gospel from my preparation for this event, as well as takeaways from the gathering.Continue Reading
The Psalms are an inspired record of the fight of faith; that’s one of the reasons we love them...Continue Reading