Wander Away to Her
Sep 20, 2023
When was the last time you got lost thinking about your bride? Have you let life rob you of the radiant, ever-changing beauty beside you?
‘Oh Slay the Wicked’
How Christians Sing Curses
Sep 6, 2023
Should Christians pray the imprecatory psalms? Did these curses die at the cross, or do they have a counterpart in the new-covenant religion?
Wrestling with What Won’t Be
The Meaning of Midlife Melancholy
Aug 28, 2023
Why do so many hit a wall in their early forties, wondering who they are and what they should be doing?
Keep Them from Sex
A Demon’s Plea for Abstinence
Aug 19, 2023
Satan would have the unwed obsess about sex. But for husbands and wives, he may employ a different strategy: the Marital Abstinence Program.
Four Reasons to Examine Yourself
Aug 9, 2023
Many come to the end of life almost saved, almost rescued from God’s wrath, almost in possession of joy forevermore. But only almost.
O Me of Little Faith
Jul 19, 2023
Sometimes we settle for weaker faith because we fear what greater faith might cost us in this life.
Stabbed by Joy
The Longings That Led Me to Christ
Jul 5, 2023
Some joy does not leave you satisfied, but still aching for a pleasure barely glimpsed, hardly heard. The longing is inconsolable, until it leads our hearts to Christ.
A Problem in Prayer
Learning to Ask as We Ought
Jun 27, 2023
Jesus says, “Ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.” Did he really mean that? If so, what would that prayer sound like today?
Goats in Sheep’s Clothing
Why We Warn the Lukewarm
Jun 17, 2023
A professing Christian may live years in the church, even decades, yet in the end still hear those haunting words of Jesus: “I never knew you.”
Jun 6, 2023
Faithfully following Jesus will put us at odds with those who ignore or refuse him. Does anyone in your life dislike how Christian you are?
Roast What You Kill
Becoming a Man Who Follows Through
May 18, 2023
Meet the sophisticated sloth: he dates but never marries, attends church but never joins, works hard only when others watch — and rarely finishes what he begins.
We Travel to a World Unseen
May 8, 2023
The ground beneath our feet, the hills around our house, the sky above our heads — these seem as real as real can be. But another world is still more real.
The Ministry of the Pew
Sunday Morning for Normal Christians
Apr 23, 2023
How many of us arrive on Sunday mornings, sing, listen, and then leave?
Beware of the Birds
How Satan Sabotages Sermons
Apr 14, 2023
What if the distractions keeping you from listening to sermons are an act of spiritual warfare?
The Most High on His Knees
Learning Humility from the Last Supper
Apr 6, 2023
Before Jesus gave his hands to the nails, he used them to wash the dirt from his disciples’ feet. What thoughts caused one so high to go so low?
He Comes Quickly
Are You Still Waiting?
Mar 26, 2023
The last picture of the church in Scripture shows a bride looking up to heaven, crying out, “Come!” Do we still look and long for our Lord’s return?
God of Ages Past
The Awakening We Need Today
Mar 10, 2023
Though our experience may tell us to expect few conversions, few baptisms, and no grand spiritual movements, the God who revives and awakens is still our God today.
Losing Christ in Christianity
Mar 6, 2023
Christianity without Christ is a sunless solar system, a waterless ocean, an airless sky. Yet how subtly and easily we who name Christ can lose sight of him.
Man Enough to Weep
Feb 26, 2023
When was the last time you cried over someone’s soul? Do you ever ask God to make the tears flow again?
Friends Who Fell Away
When Apostasy Comes Close to Home
Feb 15, 2023
They sang with us in church, confessed to be Christ’s, renounced the world and Satan — and later walked away. How can we make sense of such painful apostasies?
Beneath the Mountain of Smoke
Recovering the Awe of Worship
Feb 6, 2023
Does Sunday morning feel like a gathering before almighty God? We can far too easily lose sight of what we’re doing when we come together to worship.
How Not to Pray
Learning from Pharisees and Pagans
Jan 20, 2023
The look-at-me prayer of the Pharisee and the say-more prayer of the pagan both find their cure in the simple Godward sincerity of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Curse Under Our Breath
What Grumbling Sounds Like to God
Jan 8, 2023
If we could hear all that our grumbling says, we would be slower to murmur and quicker to seek more joy in God.
The Birth of Inconvenience
Parenthood in the Eyes of Demons
Dec 26, 2022
Once, Western societies prized their children. They were a woman’s glory and a man’s legacy. Now, however, even many Christians are feeling the birth of inconvenience.
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