Pleasure Set Him Free from Sexual Sin
Mar 20, 2018
Augustine’s life is the story of sovereign joy triumphing over every empty pleasure — and in their place giving a happiness that lasts forever.
“I Never Made a Sacrifice”
The Call and Question of David Livingstone
Mar 19, 2018
After suffering for decades to create pathways for the gospel in Africa and to combat the East African slave trade, David Livingstone said, “I never made a sacrifice.”
Enter into the Joy of Your Master
Two Songs Billy Loved to Sing
Mar 2, 2018
When I received word that Billy Graham died last week, I began to sing the two signature songs of virtually every one of his crusades.
No Love Lost
How Catholics (and Some Protestants) Go Wrong on Good Works
Feb 26, 2018
Roman Catholicism does not give Christ the glory of securing God’s full acceptance for us at the very instant we first believe.
‘God Did the Work, Period’
My Tribute to Billy Graham (1918–2018)
Feb 21, 2018
His greatest impact is the eternal difference he made in leading countless persons, from all over the world, out of destruction into everlasting joy.
What Is It Like to Enjoy God?
Feb 6, 2018
God created you not mainly to do things for him, but to delight in him. The more we enjoy God, the most he is honored, and our very purpose in life is fulfilled.
Before You Believed, You Belonged
Jan 14, 2018
Those who come to Jesus were drawn by the Father. And those who were drawn by the Father always belonged to him.
God Wants to Shape Your Wants
An Invitation to the Psalms
Dec 17, 2017
The Psalms are the emotional center of the Bible. God wants to shape your heart and delight your soul with his inspired songbook.
My Tribute to R.C. Sproul (1939–2017)
Dec 14, 2017
R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) spent his ministry in the service of the holiness of God and the humility of man.
Do You Pray Like the Devil?
Dec 12, 2017
Demons believe in God. The devil asks him for things. How is your relationship with God any different?
Is Racial Harmony Disintegrating?
Toward Intersecting, Indigenous Expressions of Big-God Theology
Dec 7, 2017
We all have culture interwoven with our ethnicity — and the more dominant the culture is, the more invisible it seems to us.
The Meaning of the Manger
Six Lessons Hidden in the Unlikely Crib
Nov 30, 2017
The manger of Christmas is no mere feeding trough, but a marker of God’s unmistakable majesty.
The Heart of John Owen’s Hedonism
Nov 20, 2017
The Christian life is not, most deeply, new ideas and decisions, but new seeing and savoring — new values and desires.
The Priceless Gift of Christian Unity
Nov 14, 2017
Few things bless a church more than the precious gift of leaders who serve together in unity for the joy of their people.
Acquainted with Grief
How God Draws Near to Sutherland Springs
Nov 6, 2017
The God who draws near to Sutherland Springs is the suffering, sympathetic God-man. No one else can feel what he has felt, and love like he can love.
Do Men Owe Women a Special Kind of Care?
Nov 6, 2017
Society may pressure us to equalize the roles of men and women, but God calls men to care for women in a way that he doesn’t require women to care for men.
Here He Stood
Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Oct 31, 2017
Luther stood not on the pronouncements of popes, or the decisions of councils, or the winds of popular opinion, but on “that word above all earthly powers.”
The Genius of Geneva
John Calvin (1509–1564)
Oct 23, 2017
The key to John Calvin’s life: he recovered and embodied a passion for the absolute reality and majesty of God.
Risk Your Kids for the Kingdom?
On Taking Children to Unreached Peoples
Oct 23, 2017
Parents should protect their children from danger at any cost. But the greatest threat isn’t against their physical safety but their eternal souls.
Far Worse Than Being Caught
Fighting Sin with Fear
Oct 17, 2017
Sometimes the best way you can fight sin is to tremble at the consequences that are sure to follow if you indulge.
The Underground Translator
William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536)
Oct 10, 2017
William Tyndale gave his life so British commoners could know the Bible — not in Latin, but in their own mother tongue.
Matrimony No More
Why the End of Marriage in Eternity Is Good News
Oct 9, 2017
If you ever lament that a lifetime of marriage won’t last into eternity, rest assured that every joy in marriage is only a foretaste of what God has prepared for us.
116 Been Real
Lecrae, “White Evangelicalism,” and Hope
Oct 6, 2017
What is my main response to Lecrae loosening his ties with “white evangelicalism”? Thankfulness. And to thankfulness, I would add hope. I feel hope.
How to Fight When Your Mind Is Failing
Oct 3, 2017
When our bodies age and our memories lose their power, we need to scratch and clam all the more to cling to God’s word.