The Tyranny of ‘Christmas’
Advent Warnings from C.S. Lewis
Dec 22, 2023
C.S. Lewis warned against the consumerism that crept in and spoiled the celebration of Christmas. What lessons can we carry into the Advent season?
Sow Your Future Self
Why All Change Starts Today
Aug 13, 2023
If you want to know what kind of person you will be in the future, pay close attention to the person you are becoming today.
Poured Out for Others
The Meaning of a Sacrificial Life
Jul 12, 2023
When the apostle Paul reached for ways to explain the Christian life of self-sacrifice, he turned where few of us might turn: Leviticus.
First In, Last Out, Laughing Loudest
The Shining Strength of Good Men
Jun 30, 2023
God’s men are not to be pouty and weak, but strong and glad — a reminder God gives us every day when he makes the sun rise.
‘Lead Me into Temptation’
How We Make Room for Sin
Jun 11, 2023
Often, we keep returning to the same sins — lust, jealousy, envy, anger — because we keep making room for temptation.
Reversing Romans 1
A Glimpse of the Godward Life
Jun 3, 2023
Do you want to catch a clear and beautiful vision of the Godward life? Take a text about the ugly futility of mutiny against God and turn it on its head.
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.
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