When the Ground Gives Way
May 17, 2021
The presence and persistence of suffering and sorrow does not mean we are not safe. Nor does it mean we cannot have joy.
Act Like Men of God
Six Marks of Uncommon Conduct
May 7, 2021
Who is the man God is making you to be? Consider six qualities that characterize men who give themselves to godliness.
Before You Leave Your Wife
Five Words for Struggling Men
May 1, 2021
For men whose love has grown cold, whose fidelity feels fragile, whose vows have grown dim — grab hold of five surprising weapons for persevering in marriage.
Honor the Parents God Gave You
Apr 22, 2021
You may not have chosen your parents, but God did. And whatever kind of parents they are, his call is the same: “Honor your father and mother.”
The Mouth of a Godly Man
Seven Lessons for What We Say
Apr 11, 2021
If you want to know the heart of a man, pay attention over time to what he says — and doesn’t say. Our words will reveal who we are.
Blessing Can Become a Curse
The Spiritual Perils of Earthly Success
Apr 6, 2021
For all the good that success can bring, it often brings many spiritual dangers. Suffering ruins many, but blessing may destroy even more.
Aim All You Have at Heaven
How God Inspires Ambitious Generosity
Mar 24, 2021
The happiest people in the world are not those who spend and buy for themselves, but those who spend and give for the good of others.
You Cannot Please God and People
Five Remedies for the Fear of Man
Mar 15, 2021
Are you tempted to people-please? We starve the craving for the praise and approval of others by striving for what we can get only from God.
To Souls Who Fall Asleep
Six Ways to Stay Awake to God
Mar 7, 2021
Sober-mindedness comes from regularly meditating on ultimate, all-important realities, and prayerfully striving to align our lives with them.
Pray Because God Is Sovereign
Feb 25, 2021
If God is sovereign, why should we pray? For at least six great, soul-satisfying reasons.
Undone by Indecision
How the Fear of Man Paralyzes Us
Feb 14, 2021
Do you fear man more than God? Fear made Pilate vulnerable to manipulation, which impeded him, then paralyzed him, and finally undid him.
The Grace of Good Rebuke
How to Love with Hard Words
Feb 3, 2021
If we want to rebuke well, we need to know the goal, heart, tone, and vital ally God has given to us.
How Does Providence Make You Feel?
Jan 25, 2021
The providence of God is ignored by many and despised by some. But for others, it becomes a well of endless peace and wonder.
More Than Sexual Purity
Five Ambitions for Christian Men
Jan 17, 2021
Men are capable of so much more in Christ than Bible reading and self-control.
Any Sin Can Be Forgiven
What We Still and Will Believe
Jan 7, 2021
“I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” Those words may have become stale or even cliché for some, but they represent the beauty and scandal of our confession.
More Bad News May Come
Steadiness in a Year of Suffering
Dec 29, 2020
If we want a steady heart in an unsteady world, among unsteady people, during unsteady days, we need to be upheld by God.
People-Pleasing That Pleases God
Dec 20, 2020
Not all people-pleasing concedes to the desires and demands of others. The godly also strive to please, but with very different motives.
The Forgotten Giver of Christmas
Dec 5, 2020
Advent reminds us that we have a Savior, a Redeemer, a Brother and King, but also that we have an almighty Father of infinite wisdom and relentless love.
Will We Still Thank God?
Gratitude in a Year of Grumbling
Nov 26, 2020
How many of us feel more discouraged, more tired, more isolated, and more prone to grumble than ever? We need Thanksgiving.
A Vast and Vibrant Loveliness
Why God Will Never Be Boring
Nov 22, 2020
We will never imagine that God is greater than he actually is. The greatness of God is unsearchable, immeasurable, always better than we imagine.
But Have You Prayed?
Nov 17, 2020
Some things will not change, things we desperately want to change, unless we humble ourselves, kneel, and plead with our Father in heaven.
The Good American
What Samaria Says About Racial Hostility
Nov 12, 2020
The history of black-white hostility in America may leave us with little optimism about healing. But Jesus can bind up wounds as deep as ours. He already has.
Lord, Give Us Discerning Love
A Prayer for Divisive Days
Nov 4, 2020
This year has presented more complex challenges than any in recent history. And it has uncovered two dangerous and rival impulses within us.
Temptation Is No Simple Enemy
Oct 26, 2020
Some temptations seduce us. Some shame us. Some simply try to wear us down.