Hand Back the Fruit
Trusting God with the Mysteries of Evil
Feb 5, 2024
How can we respond when faced with profound and seemingly senseless evil? We can begin by cultivating the spiritual discipline of handing the fruit back to God.
The Joy of Being Left Behind
Releasing Children to Follow Jesus
Jan 20, 2024
When our children go far from home to follow Jesus, we have an opportunity for paradoxical joy. We can join the happy fellowship of the left behind.
Heart of My Own Heart
Why I Love ‘Be Thou My Vision’
Dec 30, 2023
Why do millions love to sing “Be Thou My Vision,” a hymn crafted from the words of an unknown poet? Because the lyrics paint the burning heart of a truly Christian life.
Tangible Acts of Christmas
A Missing Ingredient in Evangelism
Dec 10, 2023
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” What might it look like for us to actually show that kind of love to our neighbors this Christmas?
Apologetic of the Heart
Why Costly Love Captures Us
Nov 12, 2023
Even when arguments don’t win the mind, love may win the heart. Dying sacrifices speak to our deepest hopes and draw out our highest admiration.
‘The Shadow Proves the Sunshine’
How to See God in Spiritual Darkness
Oct 28, 2023
“The shadow proves the sunshine.” Those lyrics are a profound window into reality, and might help lead someone out of the shadows of spiritual darkness.
A Brief Life Still Burning
The Unlikely Impact of Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Oct 14, 2023
What makes the brief life of Robert Murray M’Cheyne so compelling? He lived to the hilt. He burned with love for Christ. He was a truly holy man.
A Faithful Man Who Can Find?
Sep 19, 2023
Where can we find a man true to his word — not just for a moment or some big occasion, but over a lifetime?
The Severe Kindness of Jesus
Hearing Mercy in His Hard Words
Sep 10, 2023
The same Jesus who invited the weary and heavy laden also called his followers to hate their families. How do we understand the hardest words of Christ?
How to Build (or Break) a Habit
Aug 15, 2023
Is there a godly habit you really want to start? Or an ungodly habit you really need to break? These four steps might help you press through.
When Sharp Disagreements Separate
Lessons for Churches in Conflict
Aug 5, 2023
Sometimes fellow pastors have such strong, diverging convictions that they cannot continue together. What can we learn from the splitting of Paul and Barnabas?
For Fathers of Young Children
Lessons from the Last Graduation
Jul 24, 2023
The years of fatherhood are few and precious. The days may seem long, the sleep short, and the seasons tiring, but in the end, you’ll look back and wish to have much of it again.
Entrusted with Agony
How to Love a Suffering Soul
Jun 14, 2023
What qualities make someone the kind of person suffering people seek out and trust? He offers judicious counsel with discernible humility and kindness.
Appointed and Disappointed
Four Lessons for Passing Leadership
Apr 27, 2023
Every earthly calling you accept will be one you eventually have to release. Have you thought about how to do that well?
Why Do Christians Struggle to Love?
Apr 21, 2023
If God gives the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Jesus, why do we still have such a hard time walking in love?
What Will Make You Resilient?
Learning from a Living Miracle
Mar 19, 2023
Any Christian who lives in a cursed world like ours will need to learn resilience, and God hasn’t left us without staggering examples to follow.
Sit at the Feet of Loss
What Endings Teach the Living
Mar 2, 2023
The wisdom we need in this world often wears black. Painful as they are, all our deaths and endings hold lessons we cannot live wisely without.
Be Still, My Soul
A Hymn for the Hardest Losses
Jan 23, 2023
Some three centuries ago, a hymn appeared that has comforted countless hearts in the deepest pain of grief and loss: “Be Still, My Soul.”
We Call Him ‘Father’
The Privilege of Christian Prayer
Jan 1, 2023
God wants us to relate to him not as mere subjects to a king, nor as mere sheep to a shepherd, but also as children to a loving, generous Father.
Born Between God and Man
Welcoming Our Long-Awaited Priest
Dec 25, 2022
The king Israel wanted was not the king Israel needed. The king they wanted would have exacted justice; the King they received purchased them mercy.
A Time to Say Goodbye
A Father’s Gratitude as Children Leave Home
Dec 11, 2022
What does it feel like to watch children leave the home? One father of five mourns with joy over what was — and gladly receives what is now and will be.
Disorient, Distort, Deceive
Satan’s Core Strategy Against Us
Dec 1, 2022
If you have no battle plan in the war against temptation, you give Satan the advantage. Take time to learn from the only one who never sinned.
Lead Me, O Lord
Ten Prayers for Christian Leaders
Nov 20, 2022
Good leaders are good followers first. They depend on God for wisdom, guidance, courage, and everything else they need.
How Can God Forget My Sins?
What We Remember at the Table
Oct 25, 2022
When we take the Lord’s Supper, we hear God the Father say, “Because my Son has shed his blood for the forgiveness of your sins, I will remember your sins no more.”
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