How to Care for a Pastor
Five Ways to Uplift Your Shepherds
Nov 14, 2022
Many of us want to bless our pastors better, but don’t know how. Here are five ways to love the men entrusted with watching over your soul.
The Search for Manly Men of God
A History of Muscular Christianity
Sep 27, 2022
The Muscular Christianity movement sought to reach and reclaim men adrift in an increasingly feminine world. Many of the questions asked by the movement still need answers today.
Honor an Old Face
The Lost Art of Respecting Our Elders
Nov 27, 2022
In a day that prizes technology, beauty, and youth, we easily neglect a command once taken for granted: honor the elderly among you.
Shades of Grace
Catholics and Protestants in Conversation
Oct 11, 2022
Both Catholics and Protestants may love words like justification, righteousness, and grace, but the realities they see in those words expose two very different religions.
O Beard, Where Art Thou?
Aug 22, 2022
Beards are no prerequisite for godly manhood. In days like ours, though, they can be a symbol for it.
King Over Kin
The Warm Danger of Earthly Loves
Oct 20, 2022
If your wife or husband or child or parent left the faith and tried to pull you away with him or her, would you?
The Indispensable Lives of Ordinary Christians
Oct 30, 2022
When the world judges us as unimpressive, and we see ourselves as expendable, Jesus turns to us and speaks one word: “indispensable.”
Seminary of N.I.C.E.
How Satan Prepares Men for Ministry
Oct 17, 2022
How might Satan seek to counteract a pastor’s fruitful ministry? By enrolling him in the N.I.C.E. program.
The Costs of Thin Christianity
Jul 5, 2022
The deepest, fullest, most vibrant unity is found in embracing, not a few favorite verses, but everything God has said in his word.
Are You Not Provoked?
The Jealousy of Godly Men
Aug 4, 2022
Too many men sit around and watch the world burn without stepping up to tell someone about Jesus.
The Dark Side of Equality
Sep 5, 2022
Equality can be a gift and mercy in an unjust world. But when cries for sameness rise up against God-established authority, we see equality’s dark side.
Martyr or Madman?
The Unnerving Faith of Ignatius
Aug 14, 2022
What person would not only submit to martyrdom, but would embrace it, relish it, and even eagerly long for it? Ignatius of Antioch.
The Progressive Pilgrim
Allegory for an Easy Age
Jul 22, 2022
The world, the devil, and your flesh will tell you there is surely an easier way to heaven than the narrow way, a more comfortable burden than the cross, and a more reasonable spirituality than self-denial requires.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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