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.
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.
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.
Humble Yourself — Like God
The Power of Christ’s Lowliness
Oct 21, 2020
“He humbled himself.” There is an eternity worth of praise in those three words — but only if we know what humility really means.
Why Jesus Was Not a Woman
Oct 11, 2020
When God took on flesh, he came as a man rather than a woman. And that is both humbling and good news for both men and women alike.
How Does TULIP Make You Feel?
A Missing Thread in Reformed Theology
Oct 5, 2020
Any theology that forfeits happiness is a counterfeit. Come immerse yourself in the God who is big enough to be utterly committed to your happiness in him.
Our Afflictions Are So Many
A Strange Promise for the Strangest of Years
Oct 4, 2020
Taste and see, especially in bad times, that the Lord is good. Trust him against all odds. Lean on him, rest in him, even when there seems to be no way out.
The Christmas We Didn’t Expect
Daily Devotions for Advent
Oct 1, 2020
These Advent reflections help us to lift our eyes to the wonder of the incarnation and worship the One who came to save us and make our futures certain.
He Lives That Death May Die
The Many Crowns of Christ
Sep 30, 2020
We will never exhaust the power and glory of Christ — not in this life, and not in eternity.
In Him We Live and Move
Stewarding a Body in Sedentary Times
Sep 20, 2020
In the modern world, we may exert less energy than ever before to accomplish the same amount of work. But what do we lose as we learn to move as little as possible?
Joy Comes Through the Mourning
Why Sorrow Must Give Way to Gladness
Sep 13, 2020
In Christ, sorrow never has the last say. God works gladness in our grief and turns our momentary mourning into dancing.
Images of the Invisible God
The Weight and Wonder of Being Human
Sep 2, 2020
“In the image of God.” Is any phrase in the Bible so often invoked and yet so widely misunderstood?
Lord, Teach Us to Work
Learning from the Labors of Christ
Aug 27, 2020
We cannot imitate Christ in every work he accomplished, but we do copy what we can — and worship him for the ways we cannot.
Does the World Choose the Church’s Leaders?
The Most Surprising Qualification for Pastors
Aug 16, 2020
It may be the most surprising of the qualifications for the teaching office in the church. Do outsiders really have a say about who leads in the church?