Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016
A team of pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening, from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
America’s Most Tolerated Sin
Eight Lessons on Gluttony
Feb 18, 2015
Gluttony is perhaps the most tolerated sin in American Christianity. I say this, not as someone who is immune from the attractions of the buffet line, but as someone who needs all the help he can get.
OCD and the Death of the Christian
Jul 31, 2014
OCD promises peace if we can just control our environment. Christ promises peace regardless of our environment.
Sin Is Worse Than Hell
Oct 23, 2014
What if eternal torment is actually a fitting response to our sin? What if, instead of seeing hell as an overreaction to our misdeeds, we looked at it instead as God’s commentary on the gravity of our rebellion?
Bound Together for Good
Lessons for White Christians from the Black Church
Sep 17, 2019
Ethnic harmony in our churches depends, in part, on our learning from the past. Here are three lessons from the history of the black church in America.
Should We Pray for God to Punish Our Enemies?
Jul 27, 2015
The American church faces opposition that could very well increase in the days to come. As we think of how to respond, we would do well to take up one of the resources God has given us for our joyful resilience.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015
Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful, temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle.
Mutiny Against the Messiah
Apr 1, 2015
On ‘Spy Wednesday,’Judas offered the chief priests the solution they had been waiting for: he would betray Jesus. But not without something in return.
Don’t Be a Wedding Crasher
Mar 31, 2014
In Matthew 22:1–14, Jesus tells a parable about a wedding feast. Unlike most wedding feasts, however, this one involves a king and his son, some ornery invitees, cold-blooded murder, the destruction of cities, and a ragtag group of afterthought guests. …
Seven Things the Bible Says About Evil
Oct 18, 2011
How can we reconcile God's sweeping control over creation with the existence of such horrors as cancer, famine, genocide, sexual abuse, tsunamis, and terrorism? Voltaire sums up the issue nicely in his "Poem on the Lisbon Disaster," written after the…
The French Firebrand
Guillaume Farel (1489–1565)
Oct 15, 2017
Guillaume Farel had faults — and they were real and known — but this French firebrand loved the gospel and devoted his life to sharing its riches.
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.
Why We Don't Walk Around Naked
Jul 31, 2012
Have you ever stopped and wondered why we wear clothes? If you think about it, it’s an odd custom. Before exposing ourselves to the public, we choose to hang colored material from our shoulders and hips and then cinch everything…
Psalm 2 and World Evangelization
Jan 13, 2012
I’d like us to consider Psalm 2 from three perspectives. First, we’ll examine the message of the psalm. Second, we’ll look at how the New Testament uses it. Finally, we’ll ask how this psalm speaks to the task of world…
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