Loving Muslims Begins with Honesty
Jul 18, 2016
While the God of the Bible is no less sovereign than Allah is, within the contours of Islam, yet the God of the Bible does make himself vulnerable.
Perfect Patience with the Worst of Sinners
Jul 6, 2016
Finding Jesus to be even more patient than we are sinful enables us to genuinely own our wickedness.
Ask Your Child to Forgive You
Jun 27, 2016
The question is not whether we parents sin against our children, but whether we will own up to it and genuinely apologize.
No Normal Sundays
Jun 26, 2016
What do we miss when we miss corporate worship? Not only the riches of family, but the God of grace himself.
How to Take the Bible to Heart
Jun 16, 2016
Bible study may engage the mind, but meditation touches the heart.
Good Parents Connect, Not Just Correct
Jun 6, 2016
Christian childrearing is not mainly about disciplining the devil out of our children, but joining with God by nourishing his creative and redemptive good at work in them.
We Are Not Entitled to the World’s Respect
May 25, 2016
As Christians, only by the grace of God, we have no excuse to let any words fly — in speech, tweets, or Facebook comments — that are ungracious.
When in Doubt, Don’t Quit
May 16, 2016
Every work worth doing in a fallen and sin-sick world, where the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, will encounter difficulties.
No Pow’r of Hell, No Scheme of Man
May 8, 2016
It would not be good news if God were unrighteous, and if he were not angry with genocidal dictators and the pimps of child prostitution.
Parenting Is First About My Sin
May 5, 2016
The single greatest lesson I’m learning as a father is that parenting is first about my sin and need for growth, not first and foremost about my children’s.
Bible Intake Is Not a Hot Dog Eating Contest
Apr 14, 2016
Our frantic souls desperately need to slow down, linger, and have unhurried time enjoying the rich fare of God’s self-revelation to us.
Why We Worship on Repeat
Apr 10, 2016
God made us to meditate, to think deeply on his truth, not just be informed. Our hearts simply don’t move as quickly as our eyes and our mouths.
Habits of Grace (Study Guide)
Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines
Apr 1, 2016
This study guide is designed to help you connect more deeply in the three crucial power sources for the Christian life: hearing God’s voice (in the Bible), having his ear (in prayer), and belonging to his body (in the fellowship of the church).
Leave Lent Behind — And Fast
Spiritual Life in Ordinary Time
Mar 28, 2016
What if the new depth of joy you tasted during Lent wasn’t special, but was actually just normal Christianity?
Make the Most of Holy Week
Mar 21, 2016
Marking Holy Week is not an obligation, but an opportunity. It is a chance for us to walk with Jesus through the most important week in the history of the world.
The Strange and Wonderful Ride
Mar 20, 2016
The king of the world rides in manifest humility, on the back of a donkey, like no other ruler in the first century, or twenty-first century, would dare stoop to do.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016
A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
Your Single Most Important Habit
Mar 6, 2016
Settle it now. Corporate worship is too important to revisit each weekend and wrestle, “Will I go this weekend, or sit this one out?” Neglecting to meet together will sow and nourish seeds of unbelief in your soul.
Growth Is Not the Goal
Why We Need Habits of Grace
Mar 1, 2016
The repeated focus in our spiritual exercises must be on Jesus, and not our effort. He is the greatest grace on these paths, not our own improvement.
Habits of Grace
Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines
Feb 29, 2016
Though seemingly routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give access to the God-designed channels through which his love and power flow.
Freedom of Expression in a Photoshop World
The Beauty of Understatement
Feb 24, 2016
Public speech, social media, and personal conversations have become opportunities to compensate for what we know is lacking deep down.
The Greatest Joy Is Still to Come
Feb 10, 2016
God promises us fullness of joy, but not in this life. As good as it is to experience tastes of that joy now, the greatest joy is still to come.
Lean in on Sunday Morning
Come to Worship, Not Critique
Feb 7, 2016
Our engagement in corporate worship is a barometer for the health of our souls. Do you give effort to silencing your inner critic, and enflaming your inner worshiper?
Joy Is Not Optional
Why Your Happiness Matters to God
Feb 3, 2016
It is good news that joy is not optional in the Christian life, because the final weight falls not on our weak backs, but on the almighty shoulders of God himself.