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.
The Starving Eyes of Man
Why We Ache to See Glory
Dec 20, 2022
Of all the sights in heaven and earth, only one can satisfy the ravenous eyes of man: Jesus Christ in all his glory.
The Secret Failure of Many Leaders
Dec 8, 2022
Even good leaders and pastors can grow self-reliant over time and need the reminder that no ministry can succeed without their Lord.
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.
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 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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If Your Brother Sins Against You
How to Forgive and Let Go
Jul 13, 2022
When we are the victim of another’s sin, we are often in danger of becoming a culprit in how we respond.
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.
What Happened to Christian Reverence?
Jun 23, 2022
Where reverence withers, worship suffers.
Do Not Fear to Leave This World
Jun 15, 2022
Want to measure your growth in grace? Consider how deeply you long for heaven.
Because They Are No More
Jun 6, 2022
If a pitiless culture will not mourn for the missing, she will.
Seeing Is Not Believing
Why We Miss God in Daily Life
May 29, 2022
Some imagine they would believe in God if he would simply write his message in the clouds. But what if he actually did?
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