The Good Father of the Spiritually Fatherless
Jul 18, 2018
Sons and daughters without a godly or loving human father are not lost for love, because God loves to father the fatherless.
The War for Inner Peace
How Desperation Fuels Contentment
Jun 27, 2018
The paradox of true inner peace is that, for now, the contentment is mingled with desperation.
Fill Our Hearts Till They Break
Jun 20, 2018
If anxiety threatens to stifle your joy in God or undermine your confidence in him, lift your eyes up from your problems and look closer at all that he has made.
God Is Not Afraid of the Dark
Jun 17, 2018
God is not afraid of the darkness in this world, and he is not afraid of the darkness in you.
When God Withholds Something Good
Jun 6, 2018
Do you want something from God more than you want God himself? He might give you what you want, and withhold himself.
He Will Carry You Through the Fire
May 30, 2018
Our God does everything he promises, in every circumstance, at all times. When life gets hard, he is wooing us to lean harder on him.
God, I Want to See More
May 20, 2018
God is not done showing us himself when we first believe the gospel. There will always be new aspects to know and love about him, if we have eyes to see.
Is My Reformed Theology Sick?
The Best Test of Spiritual Integrity
May 9, 2018
If studying the Bible and theology means we pray less, we may be reading and learning and knowing, but not with our hearts.
The Wall Between You and God’s Will
Apr 25, 2018
If we want to see the heights of God’s will for us, we need to begin to think less highly of ourselves.
How to Almost Follow Jesus
Apr 12, 2018
Followers of Jesus are not clinging to the loves we had before we met him, but submitting every other love to our new first and greatest love.
What James Earl Ray Meant for Evil
Apr 4, 2018
Fifty years ago today: What James Earl Ray meant for evil — and it indeed was evil at every conceivable level — God has worked for good.
For God So Loved His Worth
The Temptation to Make Holy Week About Me
Mar 28, 2018
God’s glory shines brightest, and our joy runs deepest, when the story of his love for us says something breathtaking about him.
Are You Pretending to Be Happy?
Mar 14, 2018
Why are so many Christians pretending to be happy? Because deep down they believe the lie that choosing Christ means forfeiting happiness.
When I Am Afraid
Mar 9, 2018
Instead of staring at the terrifying mountains in your life, set your mind on all that God has promised to those who love him.
I Will Not Lie with You
Mar 5, 2018
If you want to stay out of bed with someone else’s wife, make yourself as happy as humanly possible in God.
Killing Sin Does Not Make You New
Feb 25, 2018
If we boil the Christian life down to simply killing sin, we rob ourselves of the deepest hope and highest joys.
Your Last First Date
Feb 14, 2018
If you want to date well, keep a big, sacred, breathtaking picture of marriage in front of you. Think about your last first date.
Marriage Is a Love Declared, Not Discovered
Feb 13, 2018
Marriage is not mainly a love discovered, but a love declared. Wedding vows do not say, “I really do love you,” but “I really will love you.”
The Sweetest Words We Never Want to Hear
Feb 7, 2018
Ask God to give you eyes to see the beauty of grace in loving rebuke, and to prize friends who love you enough to say the hard thing.
How Christian Is Self-Improvement?
Jan 24, 2018
Christian resolutions are not about self-fulfillment but increasing our capacity to die to self in love for others.
I Long to See You
What Apple Will Never Replace
Jan 10, 2018
The same devices that connect us with strangers all over the world often alienate us from the ones we love the most.
Ask God to Rebuild What Is Broken
Dec 31, 2017
Ask God to rebuild what is broken in our nation in this new year. Ask God to rebuild what is broken in your family. Ask God to rebuild what is still broken in you.
Another New Year Knocks
Where to Take Your Anxiety About Tomorrow
Dec 27, 2017
The end of the year is a great time to remember why we exist, and to re-center our lives practically around that one great purpose.
A Christmas Lullaby for God’s Beloved
Dec 25, 2017
No baby is born on a silent night, especially not in a stable. Jesus Christ came to bring the sweet silence of peace between us and God.