Christmas Spending Is a Test of Your Treasure
Dec 11, 2014
‘Tis the season to test your treasure. Not only are we on gift-expectation overload with Christmas, but then comes the year’s end and that one last chance for tax-deductible charitable giving. December bids us dig deeper in our wallets than…
Take a Break from the Chaos
Dec 5, 2014
You need a break from the chaos, from the noise and the crowds, more than you may think at first. You need silence and solitude, as spiritual disciplines.
Marty: Funeral Meditation from a Grandson
Martha Mae McClain Mathis
Dec 4, 2014
Marty. That one name said enough in our circles. At times, she seemed larger than life — especially in the eyes of her oldest grandson. She was “Grandmommy” to me, but when I heard the name Marty in the…
Christian Mission in a Post-Christian World (Interview)
Nov 29, 2014
This ain’t your momma’s America. Church planter Jonathan Dodson talks societal change in North America, which, in the last generation, has been nothing short of remarkable.
Resolve to Be a Lifelong Learner
Nov 19, 2014
Age may increase life experience, but without some long-term pattern of receptivity and intentionality, multiplied experiences will only create more confusion than clarity. Here, then, is the center of lifelong learning, and five practical plans for the pursuit.
Memorize the Mind of God
Nov 12, 2014
Scripture memory, at its best, is about feeding your soul today and mapping your life and mind onto the very life and mind of God.
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Oct 28, 2014
The unwelcome intrusions of waiting into our lives are powerful opportunities to welcome God into every moment.
Ode to the Church
Oct 22, 2014
There she stands in splendor, secure on the arm of her Father, adorned in brilliant white for her husband. The music sounds and beckons their short passage down the aisle. Once she had been disgraced and dirty, unholy and seemingly…
Jesus Doesn’t Fail: An Interview on Definite Atonement
Oct 18, 2014
It is, by far, the most contested of the Five Points. And confusion over the term makes it all the trickier. “Limited Atonement” is the middle letter in TULIP, but that name might give the wrong impression.
Finding a Level Head in a Hectic World
Oct 15, 2014
Balanced judgment has always been in high demand, but now the supply is at record lows. Fortunately, sober-mindedness is something for which God holds out great promise for development and growth.
The Secret of Aslan
Oct 10, 2014
More than fifty years after his death, the brilliance of C.S. Lewis is still captivating new audiences with the glory of Aslan — because Lewis, in all his brilliance, is channeling the glory, not creating it.
Self-Control and the Power of Christ
Oct 8, 2014
Christian self-control is not finally about bringing our bodily passions under our own control, but under the control of Christ by the power of his Spirit.
Twelve Benefits of Team Leadership
Oct 1, 2014
Christian leadership is not for the lone wolf. The labor is too important when souls are in the balance to go at it on our own.
The Romantic Rationalist
God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis
Sep 30, 2014
Lewis saw beauty and wonder everywhere. And his writing sings with these realities. From Narnia to books on apologetics, Lewis resounds with passion that always points to God.
Give the Blessing of Rebuke
Sep 17, 2014
One of the most loving things you can do for someone is tell them when they’re wrong. While it’s tough enough to embrace the blessing of rebuke when you find yourself the recipient of some corrective word, the work that…
Is Secular the New Satanic?
Sep 10, 2014
The new Satanic Temple in Detroit may have only twenty members, but adherents to such an ideology are not nearly as rare as we might hope.
You’re Not a Student First
Aug 27, 2014
To prepare you for heading back to campus as a Christian, this new two-minute video helps the Christian collegiate reckon with the most fundamental question of each new semester.
Embrace the Blessing of Rebuke
Aug 27, 2014
Only in Jesus can we find our identity not in being without fault, but in being shown love by God when we’re still sinners and chock-full of faults (Romans 5:8). With such a Savior to steady our feet, we can embrace rebuke for the blessing that it is.
The Open Hands of the Gospel
Aug 23, 2014
One of the effects of the gospel going deeper into our hearts is that it frees our fingers to loosen their grasp on our goods. Generosity is one of the great evidences of truly being a Christian.
Eight Traits of Good Teaching
Aug 11, 2014
It is not surprising that some of the great leaders in the church have been significant teachers. A good teacher has at least these eight characteristics.
When Grace Is in the Pulpit
Aug 10, 2014
Few practices will energize and affect your Christian life as much as sitting attentively under faithful preaching. While corporate worship as a whole may be the single most important means of God’s grace, hearing the fresh preaching of the gospel…
Five Ways to Flourish in Journaling
Aug 6, 2014
Good journaling is not just an exercise in introspection, but a pathway for joy and a powerful tool in the hands of love.
Own Your Desperation (New eBook from Piper)
Jul 30, 2014
Don’t be fooled by the world’s paradigm for leadership, or the whisper of your indwelling sin. Good spiritual leaders — indeed, healthy Christians — are not those who suppress their failings, but those who own their neediness and desperation.
Journal As a Pathway to Joy
Jul 30, 2014
When we write, we not only disentangle our thoughts, draw out our emotions, and dream about fresh initiatives, but we develop them. Which makes journaling not just an exercise in introspection, but a pathway for joy — and a powerful tool in the hands of love.