You Are Totally (Not) Depraved
How to Recover Positive Self-Image
May 14, 2018
The church should not be going to the world to learn about self-esteem and self-image. We should be the happiest and healthiest people on the planet.
Fighting for Life in ‘A Quiet Place’
Apr 11, 2018
Witnessing fictional terror can help us see the domesticated horrors that surround us every day — and the beauty of selfless love that rises to confront it.
It Was My Sin That Held Him There
Weeping at the Foot of the Cross
Mar 30, 2018
He was forsaken so that we might be accepted. He was crushed so that we might be healed. He was killed so that we might live.
To Great Things That Never Came
Mar 21, 2018
Hope loves the whole story. Hope breathes, laughs, and draws courage from knowing there are more pages to be read.
Internet Trolls in Church Clothes
How to ‘Comment’ the Truth in Love
Mar 12, 2018
If you are in Christ, you do not need to be troubled or offended by internet trolls. But you should be concerned if you comment like one.
At Home in Wakanda
Feb 19, 2018
The theater pulsed with excitement. Black culture was celebrated. ‘Black Panther’ rallied us together. Was it wrong to feel so at home?
The Darker Side of Small Group
Feb 17, 2018
If you assume everyone in your small group is saved, it will become a haven for Satan, not an outpost against him.
The Healing Power of Forgiven Sin
Feb 5, 2018
To the born-again heart, it does make a real difference, when everything else goes wrong, to know we’re right with God.
Over Our Dead Bodies
Embracing the Costs of Warning the Lost
Jan 29, 2018
Let them laugh. Let them mock and persecute us. We love them too much to let them go to hell unwarned, uninvited, and unprayed for.
Where Dead Men Lie
Letter to a Would-Be Adulterer
Jan 22, 2018
She says that she can satisfy your longings. She says that no one will know. She crowns you a king. Drown her lies with God’s word.
Do You Want the Friends You Need?
Jan 17, 2018
Meet Earnest: He speaks with urgency and sincerity. He says the things others won’t. You may not want this friend, but he’s exactly the one you need.
Does Your Doubt Dishonor God?
What No One Says About Weak Faith
Jan 4, 2018
Doubt often says that God isn’t true, the Bible isn’t reliable, and Jesus’s blood isn’t enough. We must never make peace with such lies.
Don’t Be Yourself
Dec 26, 2017
Don’t “just be yourself.” Be something greater. Be the version of you that Jesus died to create.
Happiness Can Betray You
The Judas in “Christian” Joy
Dec 11, 2017
The joy we think we have is often not the joy we truly need. And often we can’t even tell the difference.
How (Not) to Stay Lukewarm
Nov 19, 2017
I was separated from Christ, lost in my sins, under the wrath of God — all the while thinking I was a Christian.
Why Are So Many So Silent?
The Insider Movement in America
Nov 13, 2017
Jesus is worth living for, even when it means the loss of social media friends, acceptance with family, or our very lives.
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
How to Know God Really Loves You
Nov 2, 2017
We will always question God’s love for us if we define his love by how we feel and not by what he has done.
How to Train Your Dragons
Killing Pet Sins Before They Kill You
Oct 14, 2017
Too many Christians try to wean ourselves off of sin instead of killing it. But Jesus said to the forgiven, “Go and sin no more.”
Jan Hus (c. 1369–1415)
Oct 2, 2017
Jan Hus was a preacher, a political figure, a prophet, a proto-Reformer, and a martyr of the first class.
Something Greater Than Us
A Groom’s Heart on His Wedding Day
Sep 30, 2017
Today, I step into something greater than me. Today, God casts me into the role of his Son. Today, I get married.
A Birmingham Letter for Wittenberg’s Door
Sep 18, 2017
Too many minorities have refused the gospel because they believed the lie that it was the white man’s religion.
The Most Subtle Form of Pride
Sep 4, 2017
Christ alone strengthens timid hearts, emboldens scared disciples, and makes the weak strong.
The Monumental Problem
Hashtag Activism and Covert Racism
Aug 28, 2017
We all wish we could have been there. To march with MLK, to sit on Rosa’s bus. But we are not there, we are here. We must fight the horrors of today.
Lost in Translation
How Christianese Hides the Gospel
Aug 23, 2017
Are our neighbors not responding to the gospel because they have no idea what we are actually talking about?