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.
A Most Harmful Medicine
How Subjectivism Poisons a Society
May 9, 2022
The surest way to give the world over to evil is to begin to deny such evil exists. And this is exactly what we have begun doing.
Invisible and Unmistakable
How Scripture Pictures the Holy Spirit
Apr 21, 2022
If you want to understand the Holy Spirit better, you can begin by grasping the images of the Spirit given in Scripture: wind and breath, spirit and river, oil and bird.
I Have No Good Apart from You
Prayer of the Satisfied Heart
Apr 11, 2022
Many of us struggle to experience contentment because we look for it in the wrong places. The satisfied heart prays, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
Kneeling Among Lions
Learning to Pray Like Daniel
Mar 20, 2022
Before Daniel courageously survived the lions’ den, he courageously knelt before his God. What can we learn from his brave prayer?
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Questioning How We Frame Reality
Mar 12, 2022
Are you ever perplexed that two people can experience the same event and come to very different conclusions about what happened?
Walk the War Before You
What It Means to Live by the Spirit
Feb 17, 2022
If the Spirit lives in you, you do not need to give in to sinful desires anymore. You will not be perfect, but you can be increasingly free.
Lord, Deliver Me from Me
A Daily Prayer Against Unbelief
Feb 7, 2022
When doubts assail and fears prevail, run to your Father in prayer: “Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in you.”
The Deepest Part of You
How Feelings Relate to Choices
Jan 20, 2022
How much do our feelings reveal who we are? What might we learn from a seeming disagreement between John Piper and C.S. Lewis.
Trials Prove True Joy
What Jesus Says About Happiness
Jan 8, 2022
Joy is not always a sign of spiritual vitality and strength. Some joy wears away quickly and easily, while other joy endures, even through difficult days.
The Good War Against Moods
How Stubborn Faith Overcomes Feelings
Dec 26, 2021
Saving faith is a stubborn thing. It holds onto Christ even when our emotions and moods bid us to let go.
More Shocking Than Christ
Why We Call Jesus Lord
Dec 5, 2021
When the New Testament writers call Jesus “Lord,” they often mean much more than “ruler” or “king.” They mean Yahweh himself.
Give Thanks and Give More
A Guide to Joyful Generosity
Nov 23, 2021
Generosity isn’t first about giving more, but about receiving better. If you want to be a more generous giver, ask God to make you a more grateful receiver.
Courage for Normal Christians
Nov 7, 2021
Courage is not the character trait of super-Christians; it is the God-empowered gift of every child of God.
Beware the Anger of Your Soul
How to Restrain Ungodly Passion
Oct 17, 2021
As we feel the temperature of our souls rising, we need to stop and remind ourselves that ungodly anger will only add iniquity to our injury.
Our Lives in His
How Justification Leads to Holiness
Oct 5, 2021
Does our right standing before God depend on our becoming more like Jesus, or does our becoming more like Jesus flow from our right standing before God?
Pray and Obey Anyway
How God Meets Us in the Valley
Sep 19, 2021
Do you want to know what devastates the halls of hell? A Christian who feels abandoned by God and yet still believes, still prays, still loves, still obeys.
Overseers of Souls
Why Elders Must See and Act
Sep 4, 2021
Some elders fail to see the threats to their flocks. Others fail to act on what they see. Faithful shepherding means seeing well and taking responsibility.
The Cracks in Our Debates
Lessons from Lewis on Disagreement
Aug 25, 2021
Friendships, families, and churches divided over the events of the last year. We may have preserved more unity if we were better equipped to disagree.
How to Test Our Motivations
Aug 6, 2021
Ambition can be a wonderful servant, and a cruel master. How do you discern when a holy ambition has become an oppressive one?
The Bright Side of Futility
Jul 26, 2021
Rather than run from God out of a sense of futility, perhaps we might see in that sense of futility an invitation to come home and rest in him.
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