Men Worthy of Admiration
Why Pastors Must Be Respectable
Jul 18, 2021
The church needs ambassadors who faithfully represent the King to his people and the world — pastors who engender trust and respect, not skepticism and suspicion.
Worthy of It All
Heaven’s Praise for the Lamblike Lion
Jul 8, 2021
The Bible contains several stunning visions in which a prophet sees some portion of God himself, but none surpasses the one we find in Revelation 4 and 5.
When Jesus Doesn’t Seem Gentle
Admiring the Toughness of Christ
Jul 2, 2021
We need to know the toughness of Jesus as much as we know his tenderness — and for the sake of really knowing his tenderness.
Glorify God with Your Body
How Exercise Serves the Christian Life
Jun 27, 2021
While some people may be tempted to view the Christian life as mostly sitting, listening, and talking, the New Testament casts a very different vision.
The Best-Known Hymn in History
Why We Keep Singing ‘The Doxology’
Jun 21, 2021
“The Doxology” reminds us that infinite reality can be summarized in a few simple, well-chosen words — words full enough to be sung for centuries.
Jesus’s Warning to His Church
Jun 20, 2021
Jesus’s words to an ancient church tell a cautionary tale for Christians today: we abound in love and service, and never make peace with sin.
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.
He Holds It All Together
Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Christ
Jun 13, 2021
The fullest and deepest revelation of God is Jesus Christ. He is the Lord of all creation, the agent of all salvation, and the final focus of all true satisfaction.
Let Passing Controversies Pass
When Wise Pastors Choose to Say Less
Jun 6, 2021
How many pastors today have slowly lost the respect of their churches by giving themselves to one silly controversy after another?
Our God Listens
May 20, 2021
In a world of many mouths, and few ears, our God not only speaks. He listens.
Fit for What?
The Spiritual Habit of Physical Exercise
May 16, 2021
God made our bodies to be healthier and happier when they move. Fitness pursues God’s glory, and our joy in him, by making us ready to bless others.
How Old Should ‘Elders’ Be?
The Hebrew Roots of Church Leadership
May 14, 2021
We may call them “elders,” but some church leaders are young men, even in their twenties and thirties. So, what does “elder” really mean?
Behold Your Mother
How Jesus Honored Her at the Cross
May 9, 2021
Jesus honored his mother in life, and even as he died, he spent one of his last breaths to make arrangements for the one who bore and raised him.
What Do Pastors Do with Power?
Owning and Using the Uncomfortable Gift
May 2, 2021
The question is not whether pastors have power, but what kind, how much, and how they use it.
The Word of God Comes Alive in Conflict
Apr 29, 2021
God didn’t only give us his word to get us through life’s trials, but he also gives us trials to make his word come alive.
Worship in the Image of Me
The Second Commandment for Today
Apr 15, 2021
Our God is utterly concerned not only with whom we worship, but also with how.
‘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.
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