The Most Dangerous Place to Live
The Subtle Perils of the Past
Jul 17, 2018
The past is an exquisite place to visit, and a menacing, soul-destroying place to live. Beware the subtle and serious dangers of nostalgia.
Let Precious Moments Pass You By
Jul 10, 2018
As Christians, we do not have to try and capture all of our precious moments because our Father, for the glory of his Son, is storing them up for us in heaven.
Men Under Fire
Why We Need Male Friends
Jul 6, 2018
The enemy laughs when men charge into battle alone. But the earth quakes and demons flee when Spirit-filled men storm the gates of hell together.
‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’
And Other Misleading Advice to Young Husbands
Jun 19, 2018
Lasting joy in our marriages is found in living out the drama of Christ and his bride, not Adam and his.
But If Not
Walking into Suffering with Faith
Jun 11, 2018
God is able to deliver us from any fiery furnace, if he chooses. But if not, we will not bow our knee to any other.
Have You Left Your First Love?
Jun 5, 2018
If you feel far from Christ and miss the days when you adored him, he calls you to come back in three words: remember, repent, return.
You Are Who God Says You Are
Jun 3, 2018
If the Christian believed half of what God says about him in the Scripture, he will not need to prop himself up with cheap self–esteem.
Time Cannot Forgive Our Sin
May 28, 2018
Time may seem to heal a human heart, but it does not remedy an offense against Almighty God.
Why Satan Might Keep You from Porn
May 23, 2018
Satan will happily concede you victory over pornography if he can capture your heart through pride.
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.