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.
‘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?