‘They Did Not Break His Legs’
Daring to Hope on Holy Saturday
Apr 3, 2021
Amid the darkness of Good Friday, the Father held out a small but startling ray of hope for those with eyes to see.
The Stability of Our Times
Rooted in the Steadiness of Christ
Mar 28, 2021
Not only is the heart of Christ tender towards his people, but he is tough enough to defend his own from every enemy threat.
What Is Sweeter Than Honey?
A Little Theology of Sugar
Mar 22, 2021
Sugar is good — so good that it’s not good to have very much.
We Will See His Face
What Is the Beatific Vision?
Mar 11, 2021
What will it mean to see God? The beatific vision is one of Scripture’s greatest promises and most profound puzzles.
It’s Okay to Be Hopeful
Mar 2, 2021
Real hope does not overlook or minimize the sorrows and trials around us. Nor is it undone by them. Real hope perseveres and prevails.
Our God Is a Teacher at Heart
Feb 21, 2021
Good teachers see possibilities in people. They are hopeful that others can learn and grow, and so they teach. And our God is a teacher at heart.
Expect Providence to Surprise You
Learning the Rhythm of God’s Ways
Feb 11, 2021
God’s thoughts are not our thoughts; his ways are not our ways. But can we learn to read his providence in the world today?
‘Holy, Holy, Holy’
Blazing Hope for the Ruins Around Us
Feb 7, 2021
What we need most in seemingly dark and gloomy times isn’t just a solution to our problems, but a fresh sight of God in his unmistakable majesty.
‘This Is My Beloved Son’
A Father’s Glimpse into the Heart of God
Feb 5, 2021
The Transfiguration gives us a profound peek into a father’s love for his son.
God, Give Us Teachers Like Jesus
Marveling at the Words of Christ
Jan 31, 2021
He was God himself. Yet every word he spoke, he did so as man. Unique, yet imitable. God, give us more teachers like Jesus.
Lean into the Hill
A Runner’s Lesson for the Christian Life
Jan 23, 2021
Of all the people on the planet, none should be less daunted by difficulty than those who claim the name of Christ.
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Jan 10, 2021
The great “Aaronic blessing” of Numbers 6 gives us a powerful glimpse into God’s promises of grace and peace for his people today.
They Cannot Cancel Our Hope
How We Triumph in Cynical Times
Jan 10, 2021
Cynicism may deepen in society, but it will not overtake the church. We have a hope that is not wishful thinking but profound persuasion — even in the hardest of times.
Are Paper Bibles Better?
How Screens Shape Our Reading
Jan 6, 2021
What if going back to paper helped you read the Bible differently and see and savor more of Christ?
Tell Us What God Has to Say
The Charge and Power of Preaching
Jan 3, 2021
Preaching isn’t a lecture or even just teaching, but a particular means of grace God uses to challenge and cheer his gathered saints.
The Bible Is a Lifelong Project
Dec 30, 2020
As a new year dawns, consider that God’s word offers great treasures on a first reading, and many of its greatest ones as we reread year after year.
Grace-Loving, Hard-Working, and Happy
Christian Resolves for a New Year
Dec 26, 2020
The cheer of Christmas is a fixed, objective reality for the Christian, every bit as true, and powerful, today as yesterday. And next year.
The God of Heaven Became Human
What We Still and Will Believe
Dec 13, 2020
Is there any more important question in the world than, Who is Jesus?
Precious Words from a Dying Apostle
Lessons for 2020 from 2 Timothy
Dec 6, 2020
Paul’s final epistle gives priceless wisdom not just for church leaders, but for every Christian who needs resources to endure in difficult times.
The Name God Gave His Son
Three Reasons We Call Him ‘Jesus’
Dec 2, 2020
His is the most recognized name in human history — and for good reason. But do we take the name of Jesus for granted? Do we still wonder at its meaning?
Advent in a Global Pandemic
Nov 29, 2020
It may be precisely in the darkest days of a year like 2020 that we see the light like never before.
The Doctrines of Race
A Call to Make Christ Central
Nov 20, 2020
In Christ is real and true reconciliation, already achieved, ready to be applied. Apart from him, human reconciliation will be thin, partial, and short-lived.
Choose the Good Portion
One Necessity in a World of Many
Nov 3, 2020
To live well in this present age is to learn rhythms of confusion and clarity, complexity and simplicity, and choose the good portion.
God Answers Better Than We Ask
Oct 31, 2020
Prayer is not the habit of asking for what we assume will happen anyways. Prayer shines brightest when we ask God to do what only he can.