Resisting a Common Temptation
May 21, 2023
How often is there a hitch in your obedience, or an edge to your obedience, or self-pity in your obedience?
Not All Obedience Is Christian
May 12, 2023
Christians do not work for our salvation, but we do work out our salvation as God powerfully works within us. All Christian obedience, then, begins on the inside.
The Syntax of Sacrifice
Introduction to Leviticus
Apr 10, 2023
The book of Leviticus can seem as mystifying as a foreign language — until we learn the basic nouns, adjectives, and verbs of the sacrificial system.
The Father’s Way
When Good Parents Say Yes and No
Mar 27, 2023
If we love our children, we sometimes must say no. But we would do well to think carefully about how, and how often, we say no.
My Son, Give Me Your Heart
The First Desire of Fruitful Parenting
Mar 13, 2023
An ancient proverb teaches us that we are to aim at more than just our children’s obedience. More than anything, we want their hearts.
The Stable Presence
Five Traits of Resilient Fathers
Feb 19, 2023
Our homes need men who see with clarity, stand with stability, and act with wisdom. We need resilient, sober-minded fathers.
The Living God
What Makes Him Different and Satisfying
Feb 10, 2023
Have you considered how wonderful it is to draw near to the God who now and always lives?
The Light and Momentary Success of the Wicked
Jan 22, 2023
Many see how the wicked prosper and abandon the costly path of faith and godliness. If only they could see where each path leads.
Begin Where You Are
How to Renew Your Prayer Life
Jan 12, 2023
C.S. Lewis wrote a book on prayer in which he pens four words that might change your prayer life: “Begin where you are.”
Wisdom Above Came Below
How Christmas Speaks to Our Confusion
Dec 15, 2022
Wisdom from above is not merely about knowing what is true but knowing how to live. It addresses the head, heart, and hands.
The Joy of Christian Duty
Dec 2, 2022
Is there a good, wise, and Christian Hedonistic way of celebrating the value of duty in the Christian life?
The Sweetness of a Godward Meal
Dad’s Wisdom for Thanksgiving Day
Nov 24, 2022
“My son, eat honey, for it is good.” On Thanksgiving Day, a father and son discuss taste buds, honey, and the sweetness of wisdom to the soul.
How a Head Loves a Body
Watching Husbands and Wives Dance Well
Nov 12, 2022
In the church and in marriage, the head and body are profoundly interdependent. You can’t have one without the other.
Living Among Majesties
The Grandeur of the People of God
Oct 23, 2022
“As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” The Bible sees a majesty in believers that believers themselves often miss.
The Beautiful Roots of Courageous Submission
Oct 3, 2022
God describes feminine courage very differently from how the world does. So what makes a godly woman brave, and how might that change her marriage?
What Spoils the Lord’s Supper?
How Not to Come to the Table
Sep 11, 2022
In many churches, the Lord’s Supper feels somber, heavy, and introspective. But is that what Jesus intended when he broke the bread and poured the cup?
Be Comforted in Your Smallness
Aug 31, 2022
Does one of your callings in life feel overwhelming? Let C.S. Lewis help you take comfort in your smallness.
Everything in God Is God
How to Think About His Attributes
Aug 1, 2022
How might we think in an orderly way about God’s attributes? Here’s often overlooked help from Jonathan Edwards.
Do Infant Baptisms Count?
Reconsidering Open Membership
Jul 27, 2022
If a Christian wants to join your baptist church but they tell you that they were baptized as a child, what do you do?
The Prudence Bucket
Applying the Bible to Gray Areas
Jul 14, 2022
Many of the most difficult decisions churches face are ones the Bible does not clearly address. This means pastors have to regularly practice humble, Bible-saturated prudence.
Triage in the Trenches
When Do Second-Tier Issues Divide?
Jul 10, 2022
If sexuality and baptism are both second-tier issues, why is the former often more divisive in the wider church today?
Immersed into Mission
Why Jesus Commands Us to Baptize
Jun 21, 2022
Being baptized into the church means being immersed in its mission. The old has passed and a new life now begins.
Do Unto Authors
Four Principles for Reading Well
Jun 10, 2022
The best readers gladly observe the Golden Rule: they read others as they would want to be read.
Submit Your Felt Reality to God
May 19, 2022
Our own sense of reality is not the same as reality itself. And simply recognizing that distinction can be the first step toward aligning our thoughts and emotions with God’s word.
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