The Contagious Sin of Cynicism
Nine Causes and Their Cures
Jun 15, 2021
Cynicism is highly contagious. We either spread faith, hope, and love, or we slowly create cultures of faithlessness, hopelessness, and lovelessness.
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.
We Seek a Better City
The Liberating Power of Christian Hope
Jun 14, 2021
Christian hope is the future-looking faith that freed Moses from Egyptian wealth, kept Jesus on the cross, and filled the persecuted early church with joy.
Assume the Best of Others
Resilient Love in an Age of Suspicion
Jun 13, 2021
In societies soaked with suspicion, Christians set ourselves apart by being refreshingly ready to hope for the best in others.
How Jesus Redeems Our Failures
Jun 12, 2021
Because God knows what we need far better than we do, his mercy will sometimes feel like severity.
Hope Makes a Broken Heart Bigger
Jun 11, 2021
Suffering softens some, and hardens others — so, what’s the difference? Hope in God.
When Did You Last See Grace?
Jun 10, 2021
When a healthy soul witnesses grace, it makes him all the more hungry for grace, all the more dependent on God, all the more vigilant before temptation.
Anti-Porn Is Not Enough
Jun 10, 2021
The key to overcoming pornography is not just to avoid pornography, but to discover that God and his will for you are far better.
Holy Power for Imperfect Preachers
Jun 9, 2021
Pastors who love people with the heart of God are men of God serving in the power of God.
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.