How Do I Know I’m Saved? (Ask Pastor John)
How to Endure Common-to-Man Temptations
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may…
The Pleasures of God, the Praise of Others
The more I know God and what he thinks and says, the less it matters whether others are impressed with me.
It’s almost unexplainable, the sense of satiation and completeness that invade the heart when our eyes are fixed on…Continue Reading
How I Met John Piper Through Hip Hop
I remember the day when I heard “the perfect verse over a tight beat.” One of my mom’s students introduced me to the music that would have a profound impact on my life. How I walked, talked, and dressed stemmed…Continue Reading
Porn, Pride, and Praise
According to a study by Covenant Eyes, roughly half of all professing Christian men and one-fifth of all professing Christian women admit to being porn addicts. Other reports indicate the problem could be even more extensive. Whatever the exact numbers,…Continue Reading
Who Is P.G. Wodehouse, and Why Should It Matter to Us?
On one level, reading the works of P.G. Wodehouse provides its own justification — provided you are looking to justify the reading of light comedy at the beach. But who actually needs to justify that kind of thing? To consume…Continue Reading
Would We Have Been Friends? Keller and Piper on Lewis
C.S. Lewis tended to be generous, maybe even too generous.
Lewis’s influence is profound in the lives of Tim Keller and John Piper, but they both wonder whether they would be friends with him if he were still alive. Would…Continue Reading
He Loved Me and Gave Himself for Me
I want believers in Christ to enjoy being loved by God to the greatest degree possible. And I want God to be magnified to the greatest degree possible for loving us the way he does. This is why it matters…Continue Reading
No Christian Suffering Is Meaningless
Everyone in the world wants this. Every person on the planet aches for real hope — to find the secret of real strength and joy and significance.
Put another way, no one longs to lose heart. No one desires to…Continue Reading