Where Do We Disagree?
Golden Rule Reading and the Call for Empathy
Apr 12, 2021
Whatever you read, wherever you read, ask yourself, “Am I doing unto authors as I would have them do unto me?”
Joy changes everything, because God is most glorified in us when are most satisfied in him.
The Sovereignty of God
God does all that he pleases, and nothing can derail his ultimate purposes, including the human will.
Prayer to God includes our praises, confessions, thanksgivings, and requests. Because of Christ, he is listening.
Not only has God revealed himself by speaking, but he put it in a book for us to access whenever we desire.
Jesus saves sinners. At the heart of the Christian faith is the glory of God in the rescue of the ungodly.
Pain is not only a threat in this life, but a promise. But no hardship is bigger, deeper, or lasts longer than God.
The Mouth of a Godly Man
Seven Lessons for What We Say
Apr 11, 2021
If you want to know the heart of a man, pay attention over time to what he says — and doesn’t say. Our words will reveal who we are.
Do Not Despise the Day of Small Things
Apr 10, 2021
Christians worship a big God with a big mission. Yet for all of his bigness, our God has a remarkable love for the small.
Whose Commandments Are These?
The Ten Words and the New Covenant
Apr 9, 2021
In Christ, we are no longer under the old covenant but now under the new. Does that make the Ten Commandments irrelevant for us?
Direct Your Heart
Apr 8, 2021
When so many voices are saying, “Follow your heart,” Christians know better than to trust all of our impulses and desires.
A Daring and Beautiful Duel over Death
Apr 7, 2021
What should we see when we look at a skull? In Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ and George Herbert’s “Death,” two of the greatest English poets duel over the grave.
Blessing Can Become a Curse
The Spiritual Perils of Earthly Success
Apr 6, 2021
For all the good that success can bring, it often brings many spiritual dangers. Suffering ruins many, but blessing may destroy even more.
The Heart of God’s Law
Tracing the Ten Commandments to Jesus
Apr 5, 2021
Jesus knew and embraced the Ten Commandments. So, why didn’t he mention any of them when he explained the two greatest commandments?
What Grieving People Wish You Knew at Christmas
Dec 21, 2016
For those who’ve recently lost someone they love, the holidays can seem more like something to survive than to enjoy.
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Apr 21, 2014
Homosexual acts are not the only sins prohibited in the Bible, but right now they are different from the rest.
Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin
Pondering the Implications of the 2020 Election
Oct 22, 2020
The sins of unrepentant sexual immorality, boastfulness, vulgarity, and factiousness are not only toxic for a nation. They are deadly — forever.
Fasting for Beginners
Aug 26, 2015
Christian fasting sounds so simple, and yet all sorts of complications keep it from happening. Here is a basic guide for more consistent, biblical fasting.
When the Not-Yet Married Meet
Dating to Display Jesus
Jun 6, 2013
The great prize in dating is not Christ-centered intimacy, but Christ-centered clarity. And seven other principles for Christian dating.
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
Lamenting the New Calamity
Jun 26, 2015
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. But God would have us weep for our sins, not institutionalize them.