Some Lose God While Serving God
A Subtle Danger in Christian Ministry
Mar 26, 2021
How many have lost Christ while doing much for Christ? They evangelize, do good works, defend the truth, and yet in the process, forget their first love.
Everything Is Providential
C.S. Lewis on the Symphony of History
Feb 27, 2021
When we think of the providence of God, we may think of names like Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, and Owen, but have we overlooked C.S. Lewis?
More Than a Battle
How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust
Feb 2, 2021
The struggle with lust is a fierce battle, an enslaving addiction, and a deep brokenness. Rigney shows us that through the gospel it is the Holy Spirit that gives us victory, sets us free, and heals our wounds.
What We Still and Will Believe
The Precious Clarity of Enduring Creeds
Dec 1, 2020
From the beginning, the church has strived to summarize and clarify what she believes in creeds and confessions, to guard us from error and to bind us together.
What Makes a Man — or a Woman?
Lost Voices on a Vital Question
Sep 9, 2020
What makes a man, or a woman? God has not left us without answers, or without multiple witnesses to those answers.
Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?
Aug 25, 2020
At the heart of the Christian life is a tension between the supremacy of God over all things and the enjoyment of all things for his sake.
Do You Feel My Pain?
Empathy, Sympathy, and Dangerous Virtues
May 2, 2020
Empathy has become a more popular virtue than sympathy in recent decades. But the shift does not come without its dangers.
How to Make Any Love a Demon
Jan 18, 2020
True compassion moves toward the hurting — without getting swallowed by their grief.
Why God Does Everything He Does
Oct 4, 2019
The God-centeredness of God may unnerve us at first, but if we wait over his word long enough, nothing will stabilize our faith and joy in God more.
Treasure in the Field
Enjoying God Through the Game of Baseball
Jun 8, 2019
Our problem is not that we love the good in this world too much, but that we do not see the good in this world in relation to the One who made it.
The Enticing Sin of Empathy
How Satan Corrupts Through Compassion
May 31, 2019
Satan drives a subtle and enticing ferry from the truth that feelings are important to the lie that feelings are all that’s important.
Killing Them Softly
Compassion That Warms Satan’s Heart
May 24, 2019
If he can, Satan will suck even these seven words dry, rendering them poetic and meaningless: “God works all things together for good.”
He Sang in the Belly of the Earth
Holy Saturday in Hades
Apr 20, 2019
What did the dead Jesus do on Saturday? He sang in the belly of the earth.
Gospel Joy Panel Discussion
Piper, Charles, Meyer, Onwuchekwa, Rigney & Stiles
Mar 18, 2019
Join this panel of pastor-theologians as they work through difficult questions about life and ministry.
Broad Minds and Big Hearts
A Case for Christian Liberal-Arts Education
Feb 21, 2019
A Christian liberal-arts education forms students into godly adults, equips them for service in the church, and sends them out as light in the world.
Lewis on the Christian Life
Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God
Apr 30, 2018
From science fiction and fantasy to essays, letters, and works of apologetics, Lewis has offered a wealth of insight into how to live the Christian life.
Ask God to Forgive You, Not Excuse You
Five Lessons from C.S. Lewis
Apr 10, 2018
When we confess to God as we are, we find that we become our true selves — stable, strong, full of life and joy, and conformed to the image of Christ.
Joy in This World Panel Discussion
Piper, Storms, Rigney & Borgman
Nov 10, 2017
Man’s chief end is not only to glorify God, but also to enjoy him forever. This panel of pastor-theologians discusses this joy-filled life of man.
The Excuses We Make for Sin
Mar 22, 2017
Satan is happy when you ignore your sin — and even happier when you believe your sin is someone else’s fault.
Seven Ways to Pray on Election Day
Nov 8, 2016
Judgment always begins with the household of God. Heartfelt repentance for our own sins is where we must start.
The Gift of God’s Judgment
Our Election Crisis and Opportunity
Oct 20, 2016
The election of either candidate may be evidence of God’s judgment. But what if the fact that we’re faced with this horrible choice is already our call to repentance?
The Future of Christian Hedonism
Oct 8, 2016
The Indulge seminar was a part of the 2016 Preview Days of Bethlehem College & Seminary in downtown Minneapolis. Students are equipped for joyful lives of high-impact, helping other people be eternally happy, by learning and sharing that God is…
C.S. Lewis on the Heavenly Good of Earthly Joys
Oct 8, 2016
God has orchestrated a symphony of pleasures for his creation, and the more we hear, the more he’s glorified. We should all be students of God’s delights.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016
A team of pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening, from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.