The Plain Speech of Godly Men
Feb 24, 2024
Politeness and niceness are not the only categories of godly speech. Sometimes, the painful word is best, even if it incites offense.
The Gospel of God’s Happiness
Feb 16, 2024
God was happy before this world existed, and he’ll be happy long after it passes away. Have you been properly introduced to the happiness of heaven?
Hell Is for Real
Feb 7, 2024
If we really believed in hell — in eternal, conscious torment — might we have more courage to tell people about Jesus?
Prayers of the Apocalypse
Jan 31, 2024
The Bible tells us that the prayers of the saints will usher in the end of the world. What will those kinds of prayers be like, and how will they come true?
Why Not Me?
The Quiet and Consuming Eye of Envy
Jan 13, 2024
If we let envy have its way with us, the gifts we have fuel pride and the gifts we don’t breed bitterness. How can we train our eyes with grace?
Reality Written in Cursive
The Power of Christian Wordcraft
Dec 27, 2023
While fewer today may realize it, mankind was born for poetry. We were made to find and savor the right words for unspeakable realities.
Ghosts of Christmas
What the Damned Might Say
Dec 16, 2023
If the spirits of the damned could visit our Christmas feasts and festive trees, what might they say of our holiday? A story from the Gospels gives us an idea.
When Your Heart Goes Dark
How to Seize Hope in Suffering
Dec 9, 2023
“This I call to mind, and therefore I have hope.” In the darkness of suffering, light often dawns when we pause, remember, and call to mind our Lord.
Order and Beauty
A Little Theology of Christian Writing
Nov 18, 2023
The craft of Christian writing obsesses over reality, arranges truth with care, quests for fitting phrases — and stands ever enthralled by the One above all words.
Children Caught in the Crossfire
The Tragedy of Same-Sex ‘Adoption’
Nov 8, 2023
When a society makes room for homosexual lust, the disorder ripples throughout that society, even to the youngest and most vulnerable.
The Ache of ‘If Only’
Oct 25, 2023
Maybe we say “if only” to protect us from the disappointment of dreams fulfilled and longings still unmet. Maybe the grass is always greener — and we prefer to have it so.
Preach to Comfort and Disturb
A Plea to Pastors
Oct 15, 2023
We need men in pulpits who will preach the whole counsel of God — the promises and warnings, the mercies and conditions, the comforting and the discomforting.
Act Like Men
Oct 7, 2023
Live for something. Stand for something. Die for something. If God has made you a man, then rise up and act like one.
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.
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