Not by Head Alone
The Warm Heart of Justification
Oct 6, 2022
The beloved Reformed slogan of “faith alone” does not make good works optional in the Christian life. Nor does it mean that saving faith involves the intellect alone and not also the heart.
What the Reformers Really Believed
Oct 4, 2022
Does ‘Scripture alone’ mean we ignore the creeds of church history or our pastors’ commentary on the Bible? The Reformers certainly did not believe so.
The Beautiful Roots of Courageous Submission
Oct 3, 2022
God describes feminine courage very differently from how the world does. So what makes a godly woman brave, and how might that change her marriage?
Give Me More of God
Why Spiritual Intimacy Can Feel Elusive
Oct 2, 2022
The path to intimacy with God can sound so simple, yet those who follow this path often find intimacy with God more elusive than they expected.
Back and Forth with God
A Sentence That Reshaped My Relationships
Oct 1, 2022
Obeying God and knowing the truth about God is no substitute for the thrilling, essential, life-shaping experience of communing with God himself.
Fathering Future Men
Twelve Lessons from Four Decades
Sep 30, 2022
With so much confusion over manhood and womanhood, how can we raise the kinds of sons who are not fragile or lazy or endlessly distracted?
What Is the Lord’s Supper?
Sep 29, 2022
This is a family meal ordained by Jesus Christ himself, meant to be enjoyed by his gathered church, in order to remember him and nourish our souls.
The Search for Manly Men of God
A History of Muscular Christianity
Sep 27, 2022
The Muscular Christianity movement sought to reach and reclaim men adrift in an increasingly feminine world. Many of the questions asked by the movement still need answers today.
The Hands That Made the Meal
What the Supper Says About Ordinary Work
Sep 26, 2022
When Jesus broke the bread and shared the cup, he blessed the ordinary work of ordinary hands like ours.
Doubt: A Personal History
Sep 25, 2022
One of the more disorienting parts of facing doubt is that so few talk about their own struggles with doubt. Part of overcoming temptation is realizing you’re not alone.
The Bitter Splinters of Marburg
How the Table Split Luther and Zwingli
Sep 24, 2022
In the fall of 1529, Martin Luther and Huldreich Zwingli met to discuss the Lord’s Supper — and they left still divided. What can we learn from the sad story of the Marburg Colloquy?
Our Children Need to See Weakness
Sep 22, 2022
Don’t hide or run from your weaknesses in parenting. Lean into them, and help your children learn to rely on God for everything.
Pastors Are Teachers First
A Paragraph That Reformed My Ministry
Sep 21, 2022
When pastors understand they are primarily teachers, and the goal of their teaching is the salvation of souls, then pastors will pray.