A Safe Place for Sinners to Change
Six Marks of Gospel Presence
Jul 14, 2021
Caring for someone battling persistent sin can be hard. Wise friends and counselors know how to maintain compassionate stability while firmly confronting sin.
The Confusing and Perfect Love of Christ
Jul 5, 2021
Sometimes the hardest part of following Jesus is waiting for him to help, to heal, to answer. His delays, however, are expressions of his love.
Weep, But Also Rejoice
Soul Care in a Favorite Story
Jun 26, 2021
Stories can help us to gain perspective, to step outside of our own lives in order to reflect on reality. And they can help us care for one another in grief.
A Most Offensive Love
The Hard Sayings of a Kind Savior
May 27, 2021
When Jesus speaks a hard word, some stop following. But others press through the hard saying to see and enjoy more of him.
What Does the Lord Require of Me?
The Ten Commandments and Christian Ethics
May 19, 2021
The Ten Commandments open a wide and wonderful window into who God is, and what it means for us to live and love like him.
A Reader’s Guide to a Christian Classic
May 11, 2021
Jonathan Edwards’s ‘Religious Affections’ is a tremendous book — and potentially devastating. Here are ten things to know before reading Edwards’s classic.
Where Do We Disagree?
Golden Rule Reading and the Call for Empathy
Apr 12, 2021
Whatever you read, wherever you read, ask yourself, “Am I doing unto authors as I would have them do unto me?”
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.
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