The Family: God’s Litmus Test of Applied Grace
If you want to know the depth of one’s character, observe how they treat children and the elderly.
Folks on the extreme ends of life’s timeline usually have enormous needs and limited capabilities. These built-ins to their age bracket often…Continue Reading
New “Strict” Abortion Laws — Really?
For some children, the new “strict” abortion law in Texas is no protection at all.
Last month Texas Governor Perry signed a bill that banned aborting a child after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The headlines about the law suggested significant…Continue Reading
Giving the Gospel Graciously
I’m terribly sorry I just evangelized all over you.
That’s how we can feel after spewing a full stomach of precious information on an unsuspecting stranger or friend. It can seem like sharing our faith requires shoveling coal into the…Continue Reading
Lay Aside the Weight of Fragmented Focus
No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. (2 Timothy 2:4)
The Debilitating Weight of Too Much
If we’re going to successfully run the race of faith with endurance (Hebrews…Continue Reading
Hip Hop ft. John Piper
Words carry a ton of meaning and rap music makes room for a ton of words. That means whether right, wrong, or indifferent, rap is unique in its ability to convey a message.
Over the years hip hop has gotten…Continue Reading
Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin — Really?
People from the time of John Chrysostom (347–407) have tried to limit the meaning of Paul’s words in Romans 14:23, “Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” Chrysostom cautions, “Now all these things have been spoken by Paul of…Continue Reading
Untamable Truth Changes Lives
This book is not a memoir.
The truths here, as John Piper describes them, are “wildly untamable, explosively uncontainable, and electrically future-creating.” They represent the proclaimed statement of faith from one pastor of one local church over the course of…Continue Reading
Twelve Gospel Passages to Soak In
Mere truth won’t do it. Our souls desperately need the gospel.
“The grace of God in truth” (Colossians 1:6) is the shock that brings a dead soul to life, and the charge that keeps it living. The gospel is the…Continue Reading
Tim Keller on the Writing Brilliance of C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was an exemplary communicator of Christian truth. So was the 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards.
The use of images was Edwards’s forte, while Lewis excelled in illustrations. Both men understood that abstract, propositional truth touches the heart when it’s…Continue Reading