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.
All the Poor and Powerless
Jan 31, 2016
Christianity is not for the self-sufficient, the rich, or the strong. Jesus didn’t come to comfort the well-to-do, but to call the unrighteous, weak, and poor in spirit.
Seven Ways to Pray for Your Leaders
Jan 27, 2016
Consider James 3:17 as a guide for praying for what our leaders would be.
Any Given Sunday
Jan 17, 2016
No matter how depleted your tank, how distracted your mind, or how disquieted your heart, God may be pleased to turn it all around in corporate worship.
Navigating Trials in the New America
Jan 12, 2016
The church in America is slowly awakening from the distortion of 350 years of dominance and prosperity. We hope this new book will help prepare you for what’s to come.
Think It Not Strange
Navigating Trials in the New America
Jan 1, 2016
A diverse team of contributors, representing six continents, joins together to help American Christians get ready for the insults, trials, opposition, and even persecution that may lie ahead.
The Eternity Before Christmas
Dec 22, 2015
As a materialistic society marks its most material time of the year, the preexistence of Christ reminds us of his priority and preciousness above all created things.
What Child Is This?
Poverty, Not a Palace, for the Greatest King
Dec 6, 2015
The light and joy of Christmas are hollow at best, even horrifying, if we miss the link between the manger and the cross.
Take Halloween Captive
Oct 31, 2015
Halloween is not a threat. It’s an opportunity. Here are five ways to prepare your heart and home for advancing the gospel on October 31.
Seven Ways to Improve Your Team
Oct 13, 2015
Jesus sent his disciples out two by two, and throughout the New Testament, leadership in the local church is always plural (first the apostles, then the elders/pastors/overseers). Here are seven ways for ministry teams (and especially team leaders) to pursue health and fitness in team dynamics.
The World Needs More One-Woman Men
Sep 29, 2015
The “one-woman man” seems like an endangered species today. It’s increasingly rare to come across married men who are truly faithful to their bride.
Four Prayers for Bible Reading
Sep 21, 2015
Prayer is a conversation God starts. His voice sounds in the Scriptures and climactically in the person and work of his Son.
How Great Is Our God
Sep 13, 2015
May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” (Psalm 40:16) Great is an important word. We use it to talk about something of unusually large…
How to Stay Christian on Campus
Sep 7, 2015
They call it “the bubble”: the perception that your campus is quarantined off from the surrounding world. Life is different when you’re safe “in the bubble.” Or is it?
Fasting for Beginners
Aug 26, 2015
Fasting sounds so simple, and yet all sorts of complications keep it from happening. To help you start down the slow path to good fasting, here are six simple pieces of advice.
Community Conquers Culture
Aug 10, 2015
Our final apologetic is not persuasive public rhetoric or shrewdly identifying areas of common concern with society; it is our love for one another. Not only will love and harmony in our congregations help win the lost — they will help keep the found.