The Merciful Mystery of Unconditional Election
Oct 28, 2020
If your understanding of election breeds fear and insecurity, you have not yet tasted the sweet mercy in this mystery.
Who Do You Say That She Was?
The Legends of Mary Magdalene
Oct 13, 2020
Despite Mary Magdalene’s familiarity, she may be the most misunderstood and historically distorted of Jesus’s followers in the New Testament.
We Are Mists and Marvels
Weighing the Beauty and Brevity of Life
Sep 16, 2020
Eighty years may seem like a long time to some. But compared to the eternity hidden in our hearts, eighty years is a mist.
Intimacy Comes Through Trembling
The Surprising Path to More of God
Sep 3, 2020
We should regularly pray for more intimacy with God, whatever it takes — and we should know that it will take more than we think.
When Does Love Insist On Its Way?
Aug 19, 2020
Love does not insist on its own way, Paul tells us. Yet Paul himself often insisted on some particular ways. So when does love insist, and when does it defer?
Lord, Heal Our Dry Eyes
Why We Defy Evil with Tears
Aug 13, 2020
Our tears tell us a lot about ourselves — what we love, what we regret, what we desire, what we miss. Our lack of tears often tells us even more.
What Is a Parachurch Ministry?
Our Commitment to Love the Local Church
Jul 21, 2020
What are parachurch ministries, and how should they relate to the church?
Let Your Heart Take Courage
Jul 4, 2020
If we consider all the things we could be afraid of, we can quickly see why “don’t be afraid” is the most repeated command in all of Scripture.
What Sin Will Never Quench
Why We Trust in Broken Cisterns
Jun 27, 2020
Sin is not just doing what we should not do, but searching for greater satisfaction in someone or something other than God.
Groaning, Waiting, Hoping
How to Live in a Fallen, Fragile World
Jun 22, 2020
The brokenness of our fallen world reflects back to us the profound moral horror of sin. A horror that will be overcome at the return of Christ.
What Billions Say in Silence
The Deafening Sermons of the Stars
May 25, 2020
The God who flung billions upon billions of stars in the sky in less than one day is the God who bends to hear us when we pray.
God Made You for a Body
How Resurrection Will Make Us Whole
May 20, 2020
A common myth, espoused even by longtime Christians, is that we will be floating spirits in heaven forever.
‘My Soul Refuses to Be Comforted’
A Song for Long Nights in Darkness
May 16, 2020
If your soul refuses to be comforted, God has given us a path through the darkness. The comfort may not come quickly, but it will come.
When a Pandemic Falls on the Poor
Desperate Needs in the Global Church
Apr 16, 2020
In our global crisis, alongside the need to care for our families and love our neighbors, God also gives us another call: remember the poor.
Don’t Wait to Be Done with Sin
What Mercy Says in Calamity
Apr 16, 2020
In every headline-news tragedy, Jesus gives an urgent and merciful message: “Unless you repent, you likewise will perish.”
Your Strength Will Fail
Why God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle
Apr 7, 2020
When we are burdened beyond our strength, and every earthly comfort has failed, where can we rest our hope? On the God who raises the dead.
When Guilty Men Go Free
The Gospel According to Barabbas
Mar 27, 2020
Anytime a truly guilty man goes free, it is a great injustice — and a moving picture of the freedom Christ bought, with his blood, for us.
Parenting in the Gaming Age
A Christian Insider’s Guide to Video Games
Mar 22, 2020
Video games are more popular than ever. How can Christian parents help our children discern wise use from foolish indulgence?
Receive the Holy Spirit
Mar 19, 2020
When God gives us his Spirit, he is not just giving us a helper and a comforter. He is giving us himself.
Don’t Face Unbelief Alone
Mar 7, 2020
Unbelief can become a vicious cycle, leaving us isolated and increasingly vulnerable to more and more deception.
What If Jesus Never Left?
Why His Absence Is Our Advantage
Feb 24, 2020
What would life be like today if Jesus had never left us? Not as good as it is now.
The Wrath of God Was Satisfied
Wondrous Love in the Awful Cross
Feb 20, 2020
We may talk of “the cross” but rarely grapple with the horror of what we speak about nor the glory of the one who died upon it.
Waiting for God Alone
How Desperation Teaches Us to Trust
Feb 7, 2020
Desperate seasons can make us feel fragile, vulnerable, and weak. They also, by God’s grace, can teach us to trust him like never before.
Refresh Your Soul with Humility
Jan 26, 2020
We need to be reminded how untrustworthy our own wisdom is — and how healing and refreshing it is to lean on God for his.