Happiness Can Betray You
The Judas in “Christian” Joy
Dec 11, 2017
The joy we think we have is often not the joy we truly need. And often we can’t even tell the difference.
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 in 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.
Is Football Too Violent for Christians?
Dec 10, 2017
Do Christians need to walk away from football in light of recent research? Consider six responses to a challenging question.
Love to Forget Yourself
How Singing Weakens Pride
Dec 9, 2017
When we sing to God about his glory, we see more of how gloriously big he really is, and we become joyfully small again.
How to Gossip Better
Dec 9, 2017
Do you ever wonder how people talk about you behind your back? Maybe you get the itch when you see people talking quietly close by: Was it something I did? The mind has its mysterious ways of wandering and wondering…
We Do Not Know What God Is Doing
Dec 8, 2017
However people imagined the Messiah coming, no one imagined it to look like it did. No one knew what God was doing.
A Letter to Younger Me About Money
Dec 7, 2017
If you’ve never thought much about finances, it’s not too late to begin stewarding your money to the glory of God.
Is Racial Harmony Disintegrating?
Toward Intersecting, Indigenous Expressions of Big-God Theology
Dec 7, 2017
We all have culture interwoven with our ethnicity — and the more dominant the culture is, the more invisible it seems to us.
Body Image and Baby Jesus
Seeing Deeper Love in Scars and Sagging
Dec 6, 2017
If Christ’s scars have meaning, maybe our scars and sagging from pregnancy have something profound and beautiful to say, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Live Under an Unqualified President
Jan 20, 2017
Donald Trump is morally unqualified to be president of the United States. How then shall Christians live under such a leader?
It’s Not You, It’s God
Nine Lessons for Breakups
Sep 12, 2013
Breakups in the church are painful. Here are lessons for loving others in the heartbreak.