Prepare Your Heart to Lead Your Home
Advent Advice for Fathers
Dec 3, 2017
Resist the temptation to prepare from the outside in this Advent. Focus on your heart before you try to prepare your home.
The Smile of the Reformation
Pierre Viret (1511–1571)
Oct 25, 2017
Pierre Viret knew how to contend for the truth of God’s word with theological rigor and courage. He also knew how to do it with a smile.
The Monastery’s Lost Houselamp
Johannes Oecolampadius (1482–1531)
Oct 13, 2017
When Johannes Oecolampadius returned to Basel in 1522, the people sung Latin in Mass. Ten years later, the Mass was gone and the songs were German.
Jun 29, 2016
Many Christians know that something is wrong with the homosexual agenda, but we may know what we think without knowing why.
Every Mother’s Son
A Meditation for Mother’s Day
May 7, 2016
Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to render genuine honor that is more than something that Hallmark demands of us
We Always Need a Brother
Technology and Presence in Biblical Teaching
Jan 20, 2016
As long as we’ve had books, we’ve had bookworms. Now that we have the Internet, we not only have video-game ninjas, but astute theologians also.
Love and Respect
Basics for Marriage
Oct 17, 2015
Think of it as two kinds of cars that run on different kinds of fuel — diesel and regular, say. Husbands run on respect, and wives run on love.
How to Be a Puritan Husband
May 21, 2015
Over the course of my ministry, one of the things I have sought to emphasize is the need to embrace “reforming marriage.” Another time in the history of the church when this same emphasis arose was in the great Puritan…
And the Men Who Can’t Out-Give Them
Apr 15, 2015
If a man sacrifices himself for his wife as Christ did for the church, he will find she is his thirty, sixty, and one hundred fold who brings out his strengths.
What Is a Kind Husband?
Five Characteristics of True Kindness
Mar 7, 2015
If we are too accustomed to the phrasing of Paul’s command to love our wives, it might help us to think of this central duty in terms of kindness.
Reformation and the Critics
Jul 9, 2014
The Reformation was a great work of the Holy Spirit of God, and it was a royal mess. Is there a problem? One of the problems we have when we remember and appreciate great events from the past — which…
Who Is P.G. Wodehouse, and Why Should It Matter to Us?
Jul 31, 2013
On one level, reading the works of P.G. Wodehouse provides its own justification — provided you are looking to justify the reading of light comedy at the beach. But who actually needs to justify that kind of thing? To consume…
Brothers, We Are Not Sisters
Nov 12, 2012
To say that one thing is not another thing is not to register a complaint against either. To say that the sun is not the moon is not to criticize the moon, and to say that the land is not…
Finitude, Creation, and a Well-Mowed Lawn
Aug 18, 2012
As I have been thinking about the theme of an upcoming conference we are hosting — on Makers — a number of thoughts have occurred to me. One of them is that God makes things for his pleasure, and so…
"Old, Settled, and Reformed" Is Coming at You Like a Freight Train
Oct 10, 2011
Because evangelicals have not seen real revival for over a century (e.g. like the Welsh revival of 1905), as a result we have been slow to recognize our active cultivation of an ongoing culture of revival. By this I…
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